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 Six nations
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 15:50

Well it is that time of year again, looking forward to it as usual.

Got a feeling that Scotland will struggle this year. A multitude of injuries will not help so the squad is down to the bare bones.

Hogg, Russel and Laidlaw, our “ talismen “ need to perform as we tend to rely on them.

Just can’t see us beating Ireland, Wales or England and we have not won in Paris for ages.

Could it be just 1 win in 5... against Italy? Finishing second bottom as we did regularly a few years ago?

Hopefully get off to a winning start tomorrow , need a bonus point win and maybe the confidence will see us shock Ireland as we did two years ago , if so then who knows?

But I am predicting a win v Italy, then three loses before we take on France in Paris in the last round. If there is nothing to play for by then we might sneak another win.

Just noticed that it is England we play last.

So my prediction is one win in five.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 15:59

Unfortunately I'd have to agree with your most excellent summing up of our chances this year.anything more that one win will be a bonus. I also predict a dip in form for both Edinburgh and Glasgow while the six nations is on.
Is there a game on tonight?
Is it on council telly?



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 16:12

France v Wales BBC 1 I think
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 17:57

Quote:

londonparsfan, Fri 1 Feb 16:12

France v Wales BBC 1 I think


Full marks for national anthems if nothing else!
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 18:31

Yeah the French one is quality.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 18:42

Ireland will be low confidence after England beat them tomorrow.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 19:21

Predictions from me are Ireland to win the grand slam. Scotland to beat Italy and Wales, finish 4th
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 19:34

Scotland to beat Wales... That's bold.
I admire your optimism.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 22:24

French blew it from a 16 point lead with two kamikaze interceptions that led to two tries and giving the Welsh a flooky win.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 22:31

Based on tonight Scotland could beat Wales and maybe also Ireland with a bit of luck. Repeat of 2017?

Should beat Italy and perhaps a win away from home for the first time in a while v France.

Vino must be talking!
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 23:13

Hmmm
Wales weren't great especially in the first half but still managed to beat a French side that are a better team than last time around imo.
Wales will take a lot of confidence from that.
I predict a thumping for England tomorrow and a tight win for Scotland.
I'd be very surprised if Ireland aren't at the top of the table after these first games are done and dusted.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 13:37

After last night I see no reason why we can't beat Wales, or France for that matter. Only issue is our depleted forward line but if Seymour, Hogg, Laidlaw etc are in form we've more than enough to win. England and Ireland will likely destroy us though
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 15:27

good opener so far for Scotland

If you only turn up to moan then do it elsewhere
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 15:52

Game's over.
Not often we can say that this early.
Italy are poorer than I thought they would be... But ye can only beat what's in front of ye
Edited to add... Thinking you're home and dry after having a man sent to the bin is a dangerous mindset... A better team could have caught us out there in the end.





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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 17:10

To lose 19 points in the last 10 minutes even with a man short is careless at best.
A comfortable win feels almost like a defeat.

Lack of concentration and giving up simple penalties will be heavily punished by Ireland.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 17:14

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parbucks, Sat 2 Feb 17:10

To lose 19 points in the last 10 minutes even with a man short is careless at best.
A comfortable win feels almost like a defeat.

Lack of concentration and giving up simple penalties will be heavily punished by Ireland.


Agreed but at least it happened in a game we won so can be addresses ahead of the next one.

If you only turn up to moan then do it elsewhere
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 17:39

Englandshireshire playing well and leading 10-17 at half time.
Some thunderous tackles in this one so far.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 18:28

As I predicted the English are giving Ireland a lesson.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 18:44

Well... Thats a shock in my book... But well deserved by Englandlandshire.
A brutal game that was, end to end stuff.
Good game.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 18:52

Team P W D L B Pts
1 Scotland 1 1 0 0 1 5
2 England 1 1 0 0 1 5
3 Wales 1 1 0 0 0 4
4 France 1 0 0 1 1 1
5 Ireland 1 0 0 1 0 0
6 Italy 1 0 0 1 0 0
Last updated 2nd February 2019 at 18:41
Whodathunkit eh 😂



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 18:52

Every chance this England team will do the Grand Slam.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 18:54

They certainly looked good today.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 19:48

Much more effective when they keep it simple.

Other than last 10 I thought we were good. Will be lots of competitive games this year.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Sun 3 Feb 11:40

Scotland done what they had to yesterday but switching off like that at the end was unprofessional.

Ireland will be like a wounded animal next week at Murrayfield.

Defensively we are a worry and Ireland will exploit that.

Scotland ripped Ireland apart in Dublin last year and made five clear try scoring opportunities and only took two. We will need to take chances next week to be in with a shout.

Think the forwards will get bullied though and ultimately cost us the game.

Hope to be proved wrong.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 15:20

Very surprised to see Kinghorn dropped to the bench. Imagine a football manager dropping a forward who had scored a hat-trick in his previous game.

Townsend going for experience obviously by bringing Maitland back in.

Good to see some changes in the pack with Jonny Gray and Straus both starting, along with Berghan. I assume Nel must be injured......again.

Ireland will be hurting after last week, will they get it together and crush the Scots hopes or will Scotland continue their fantastic home form?

Weather will play a big part as it is going to be blowing a hoolie.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 15:31

Head says an emphatic win for Ireland... Heart says a scrappy win for Scotland.
It's gonna be entertaining that's for sure.
What's the schedule for this weekend?
Is it all games on Sat or is there a sat/Sun split?



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 17:11

I wouldn’t say Kinghorn was “dropped”. He is essentially a full back. Still, a tough choice to make.

The back three combination of Hogg, Seymour and Maitland is tried and tested at Glasgow and given the Irish strength all over the pitch we need to use all the experience we have. This is no match for sentiment.

A repeat of two years ago would be great but hard to see. Could go either way.

We need to play our own game as we don’t have the physicality up front that England had last week. Ball retention will be key and let’s stop giving up needless penalties as we did last week.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 17:12

England France on Sunday.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 19:40

Kinghorn must feel like he has come second in a Hen Broon lookalike competition.
To Ronnie Corbett.

Bobs of the world unite
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 21:32

Never saw RC play rugby 🤨
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 21:44

You missed his amazing run through their legs to get a try.How unlucky are you lol.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 21:52

Must be a different form of game to tomorrow’s.😁
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:23

Good start

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:26

Oops!

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:28

What a ridiculous pass , no need.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:30

What on earth was he thinking trying that pass?
Thon's schoolboy stuff min.
Need to hit back quickly.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:32

How many mistakes are we making!
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:33

Basic handling errors... As usual.
And a missed tackle and they're in for another try...
Long day ahead





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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:36

Jings they're making our defence look like Barca.

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:53

Awesome skill from Russell. See that Bertie? ;)
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 15:20

After the initial 5 handling errors in the first 19 mins I think we've done well to come back to within a couple of points.
Sexton going off was a big leveller



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 16:00

Stupid errors our downfall.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 16:03

Ireland have managed the second half well. We haven't done much well in the second half



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 16:05

They didnt win it. We lost it.

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 16:06

Schoolboy stuff at the end.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 16:15

Not often I agree with Andy Nicol (most of the time he havers the awfiest keech in my opinion) but I'd agree that was even more disappointing because Ireland didn't play anywhere near their best... And they still ran out comfortable winners.
Still... Onwards and downwards... Probably 😂



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 16:41

Now to watch Wales trample all over Italy... Surely 🤔





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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 16:54

Has Nigel Owens retired?
I've no seen him this year



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 19:26

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Has Nigel Owens retired?
I've no seen him this year


He's doing the game tomorrow
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 19:38

On refelection after a frustrating, error strewn performance that promised much this seemed like a return to the bad old days....or is that because our expectations are higher?
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 19:54

Still sure that trip was deliberate and should have been a penalty and at least sin bin.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: thomson  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 20:02

Surprised there was mention of the tackle with no use of the arms in the first half. Thought it would have been a certain try if he didn't do that.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 20:24

There were a few calls that didn’t go our way;

Late hit on Hogg by O’Mahoney
No arms hit by Kearney when we had an overlap
O’Mahoney lying on the ball on Ireland’s 5m line

Laidlaw implies Poite has previous when reffing us - anyone enlighten me?
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 20:43

Laidlaw made his point clear about the ref’s decision at a key moment then said he had previous against S Africa but then finished by saying he didn’t want to criticise the referee!
Love his passion and pc!



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 20:57

Laidlaw should know better... The game's over... Criticism of the ref will only land him in bother and change nothing.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 21:46

Ref did pick up every,even slight decision,against us but missed a few obvious ones for us.
Biased yep he was.
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Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 22:00

Yeah - I thought the same. Ireland played him, and it worked. Murray was in his ear all game.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 22:11

Ireland are always in the refs ear... It's wrong... But its been that way for long enough.
The point is... We weren't good enough on the day. No point in moaning about dodgy decisions.





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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 22:42

Trouble is a few of those dodgy decisions could have turned the match our way.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 23:28

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widtink, Sat 9 Feb 22:11

Ireland are always in the refs ear... It's wrong... But its been that way for long enough.
The point is... We weren't good enough on the day. No point in moaning about dodgy decisions.


But I think we were good enough most of the time. Did you see the half time stats. We lost due to 2 interceptions caused by 2 bad errors. We made other errors too but mostly we looked good enough.

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 23:38

Yeah but it's not about looking good enough... You have to be able to back it up with points on the board. We didn't... They did.. And that was a poor performance from Ireland too let's not forget.
So... To sum up... Not good enough today.
On any other day... Who knows???
On the upside... We're still above Ireland in the table at least 😜





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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 15:04

Oh dear... It's all going a bit pear shaped for France at the moment 🤔



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 15:30

Given the number of handling errors we had yesterday I think we can expect an aerial bombardment from both France and England judging by the kick fest on show today.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Mon 11 Feb 10:23

Topic Originator: parbucks like | nolike
Date: Sun 10 Feb 15:30

Given the number of handling errors we had yesterday I think we can expect an aerial bombardment from both France and England judging by the kick fest on show today.


Except many of England's kicks were very well judged/ weighted flat along the deck. Dont think I have seen such well executed accurate kicking, the ball hardly bounced.

England look in great shape.France didnt seem to have a game plan and played like they didnt know one another.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Tue 19 Feb 21:27

Russell ruled out for the France game. He has played very well first two games and will be missed. Hope Hastings does not get number 10. Horne or Weir for me.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 19 Feb 22:09

Agreed.
Start with Weir and bring on Horne later.
Question...
Why was Nick Grigg in the squad a few weeks ago and now he's not?
The guys a live wire and will run through folk.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Tue 19 Feb 22:49

Personally would start with Horne. He is in form right now.

Never been totally convinced Weir is International class.

Before he moved South he struggled to get a game at Glasgow as I recall before going briefly to Edinburgh.
Been out of the picture at this level for a while.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 21 Feb 14:04

Nick Grigg starts against France in for injured Jones.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Thu 21 Feb 14:15

Braw... 👍



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 23 Feb 14:12

Big big test today...
France have a lot to prove and surely can't be as bad as they have in their first two games...
Scotland don't travel well...
I'll leave it at that 😉



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 23 Feb 15:57

Anytime we get into their 22 I dont think here we go I just think how are we gonny fk it up this time. What was that mental tackle off the ball there all about?? pr*k!

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 23 Feb 16:03

Men v boys. Totally dominated. Back to the drawingboard.

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 23 Feb 16:18

I hate it how France always seem to click when they're playing us.
Keech min 😞



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 23 Feb 16:37

Another error strewn performance against a pumped up French team. Last thing we needed was them to get early scores.

Played better in the second half when we upped the pace but didn’t make enough of the possession we had and again turned the ball over at key moments.

Not looking like a good season despite the early promise.

Ah well.....
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Sat 23 Feb 19:09

We have a lot of key players missing tbh, but I am not overly confident that Townsend is improving us.

Defensively we are poor. France scores four try’s and could have had a few more tbh.

When we have possession and get into the oppositions 22 our conversion rate is poor.

To have a man advantage, get penalised for an infringement under the French posts and lose a line out , conceed a try that was later ruled out by the tmo and lose three points to a penalty and score no points in that ten minute period was very poor and that is what ultimately cost us the game.

We are not clinical enough and too weak in key areas.

I was very hopeful a year ago that we could make a real impression in this years six nations and indeed the World Cup, not now.

Looks like we are heading back to the days when we will be vying with Italy for bottom spot again.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: saltonsgonagetu  
Date:   Sat 23 Feb 19:11

Mentally lacking cannot play away from home and also very poor at the basics off the game ,line outs ,passing etc

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 23 Feb 19:41

What a pulsating game in Cardiff. Well done to the Welsh




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 23 Feb 20:56

Dont think we were mentally lacking. We were outmuscled by a huge margin. We lacked the power, not the will to get through them.

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Topic Originator: saltonsgonagetu  
Date:   Sat 23 Feb 20:57

Just goes to show what real belief backed up by being able to do the basics under pressure can do

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 23 Feb 21:09

I think it's a tad unfair to compare Scotland with Wales. They're miles ahead of us internationally.
Let's be brutally honest... We beat Italy most years (a few blips aside)... And get the odd win here and there now and then.
But when all is said and done we are the 5th best side in the 6 nations and nothing will change as long as we only have 2 club sides (Glasgow and Edinburgh) to choose from (with a few exceptions)



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: saltonsgonagetu  
Date:   Sat 23 Feb 21:25

Wales are currently looking at downsizing pro 14 sides after looking at both Scotland sides getting to the quarter finals of the Champions cup

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 23 Feb 21:52

Well Wales have 4 Pro 14 sides... The same as Ireland... And Ireland are doing pretty well in the pro 14 and Europe and internationally... So someone at the wru needs to do a rethink if they think following our model is the way to go.
Only my opinion of course 😉



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Mon 25 Feb 11:47

Interesting to note that Ireland were really poor yesterday by their own standards... But still managed the win.
When we have off days we get hammered.
But then... I suppose its not fair to compare us to Ireland either. They are streets ahead of us.
Who could you compare Scotland with in the 6 nations ?
Probably Italy to be fair... They've beaten us a few times and we regularly battle with them to avoid the wooden spoon.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 25 Feb 12:13

We were on a par with Italy a few years ago but we seemed to improve a lot recently.
I dont know if it was down to unavailability of injured players but we looked very lightweight against France. You can see there is quality there but we need to back it up with physicality or we are going nowhere.
We look like a team of 7s players.
Skillful and athletic put powderpuff compared to the top teams.

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Fri 8 Mar 13:11

Bold decision by Townsend to start with Ali Price at scrum half and dropping his captain, Laidlaw, to the bench.
Clearly a declaration of intent to play the game on the front foot against the Welsh.
A decision I welcome.
Laidlaw’s style of play with slow ball allows the opposing side to set up their defence and makes it harder for our backs to make a breakthrough.

Here’s hoping we improve on our showing so far this Championship.
Would love to see Gatland’s team taken down a peg.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 8 Mar 13:23

Looking forward to seeing if Darcy Graham can cut it at this level.
If he gets room to run he will do well.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Fri 8 Mar 13:33

Much as I'd love to see a win,it isn't going to happen against Wales unless they have a mare.

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 8 Mar 16:16

True... I just want to see some improvements. And a few tries wouldn't go amiss



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Fri 8 Mar 16:37

A repeat of two years ago would be great!

Return of Russell and Nel should strengthen us in key areas.

Just hope Price has learnt from the disaster of Cardiff last year.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 11:39

Weather conditions should suit Wales.
Bit worried about the comparative inexperience at this level of our backs against a very seasoned and settled Welsh team.

Need to cut out the errors and silly penalties or we will get severely punished. Still remember some of the kamikaze passing of Price and Russell last year in Cardiff.

David v Goliath on the wing.

Darcy Graham: age 21, 2 caps. Height: 5 ft 9ins. Weight: 11st 11ibs.

George North: age 26, 81 caps. Height: 6ft 4 inches. Weight: 17st 2 ibs.

What a matchup!



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 14:59

Another thrashing on the cards I’m afraid. 6-15 H/t.

Welsh very physical and playing well within themselves.

Scotland making usual errors and conceding cheap penalties. Only mitigating factor has been the injuries to key players in the first half which have been disruptive.
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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 15:05

We are too small. This is never a 15s team. Massively outmuscled.

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 15:36

Thats how we will do it. Speed and agility. Never going to batter through them. Great try.

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 16:02

Valiant second half from Scotland but full credit to a solid Welsh defence for holding out wave after wave of attacks.

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Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 16:02

Good second half shift by Scotland but Welsh defence and lack of a cutting edge was our downfall in the end.

11-18.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 16:04

No shame in that. Good effprt.

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 16:08

Amazing thing. They batter the shecht out each other for 80 minutes then they are all hand shaking back patting pals showing respect. Post match comments respecting the losers too.
Football is disgusting compared to rugby.

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 18:22

They all go out for a meal and drinkies at night too



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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 18:49

I had to work today so I missed the game... How did Darcy Graham do?



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 19:09

Hard game to judge him as injuries in first half meant half the defence were out of position.
Did finish off with a good try at the only time our attack penetrated the Welsh defence who were very strong.

Taken off later with a minor injury,
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 21:11

Only consolation from this year’s 6 Nations is we can’t get the Wooden Spoon with one game to go.

There’s always the World Cup!
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: saltonsgonagetu  
Date:   Sun 10 Mar 19:41

May struggle to keep England to under 50 points

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Topic Originator: saltonsgonagetu  
Date:   Sun 10 Mar 19:44

Just saw England put up 57 on italy ,under 60 for Scotland may be some sort of success

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Thu 14 Mar 21:13

Have absolutely no expectations about this game other than an England win.

Injuries to key players clearly make a depleted side who even at full strength would struggle.

Just hope we can stay in the game longer than we did two years ago.
Keeping 15 on the field would help.
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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 14 Mar 22:21

Have to agree but we were much closer to Wales than I expected.

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 16:54

Ireland royally thumped by Wales.
France somehow manage to beat Italy despite Italy arguably being the better team over 80 mins.
And now... To Twickenham...
I don't expect much so any points we get are a bonus.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 17:12

Quote:

widtink, Sat 16 Mar 16:54

Ireland royally thumped by Wales.
France somehow manage to beat Italy despite Italy arguably being the better team over 80 mins.
And now... To Twickenham...
I don't expect much so any points we get are a bonus.


I've turned it aff.....
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 17:16

Me too.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 17:17

No surprise that Scotland are getting pumped




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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 17:28

Why are we so rubbish at both Rugby and Football?! It’s frustrating. Us and Italy are the only two not to win the six nations. We just make too many daft mistakes in Rugby.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 17:53

It's no mystery... We're just not very good.
We have our occasional brilliant match when everything clicks... But they're too few & far between.
We certainly don't have the talent to win 5 games and win it.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 18:17

I've found it easier to listen to the radio and switch on the telly when Scotland score a try! Three Scottish tries now!
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 18:21

Game of 2 halves... Is now England 31 to Scotland 24

31 each now!

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 18:23

31-31!
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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 18:25

Did someone say we are not very good. Whit a comeback.

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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 18:26

Unbelievable turnaround




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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 18:31

1000/1 when they went 31-0 down




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Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 18:45

Humble pie eaten! Wow!!! Fantastic stuff!
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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 18:45

Knighthoods for them all

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 18:46

Amazing. Great try again




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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 18:51

BAws




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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 18:55

So nearly. Gutting end but some comeback.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 18:57

We can be good at times...
If we'd been really really good we would have won that today... But we didn't.
Credit where credits due for that second half performance... But a draw is scant consolation... We should have won.
At least we keep hold of the Calcutta Cup.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 19:17

It’s the most Scottish thing in the world to comeback from that and draw the game at the end!
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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 20:08

This ^^^^... Always



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Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 20:12

Calcutta Cup still ours even if the end was a let-down.
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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 20:12

After coming back and taking the lead, It felt like a loss. 4th minute over time ughhh! All it needed was a fumble or a Scottish boot reaching the ball.
Then I realised we retained the cup so it actually feels like a victory.

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: RhinoPars  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 20:22

What an incredible fightback. One of the most amazing come backs I have ever seen. Farrell was lucky not be carded for that high shoulder hit. Pity we didn’t manage to hold on for the first win at Twickenham since 1983, but at least we retain the Calcutta Cup.
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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 20:25

And if Farrell had been yellow carded as he should have been ?
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Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 20:27

He should have been off.No mistake in his thump,when you see it, but ref let him off.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 20:30

Sorry. Feels like a loss. After all that second half effort not to close the game out for a couple of minutes hurts.

Having said that proud of the comeback after the disastrous first half.
If only we could play like that for 80 minutes.
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Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 20:33

At least no humiliation and England glad to grab a point against us.
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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 20:51

2nd half was like watching Wales in the 70's. Fast fit skillful athletic runners beating monsters.

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 21:01

Extraordinary match. We started sluggish and were lucky it was only 31 at half time but what a turnaround in the second half.
England looked like amateurs for long periods and you could see the confidence flowing through Scotland after our second try.
Different attitude with 'nothing to lose' attitude and enjoyed every minute of that half apart from the last two obviously.
But for our kicking we would have won a famous victory.

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: broontroot  
Date:   Sat 16 Mar 21:11

What an advert for rugby , fantastic game and too be honest neither team deserved to lose , superb !!!
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Sun 17 Mar 08:22

We should have let England score in the corner when they had the penalty advantage at the death, and forced Ford or whomever would have been kicking the conversion into a difficult kick to save the match. He might have got it but there was a chance he'd have missed.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sun 17 Mar 09:16

I'll openly admit to knowing very little about rugby but it seemed to me that keeping possession was what was needed toward the end. I couldn't figure out why, when Scotland had the ball in the middle of the park late-on, they kicked it deep and gave England possession.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 17 Mar 09:42

I can't help feeling that Russell and Laidlaw would normally have been successful with the two conversions they failed with. Russell in particular seemed to rush his kick. Maybe he didn't think it would be significant.
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