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 6 nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 11:31

Well it's that time again.
Eternal hope that we can do better this year... But starting the campaign down at "twickers" fills me with the fear 😬


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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 12:13

Away ye go min we won there in 1983 !! :)

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Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 12:30

No home fan’s might help though so will be optimistic for a wee while at least.


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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 17:27

France looked good today but against poor opposition.


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Topic Originator: the saline hill puma  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 18:20

Scotland doing excellent so far. England lucky to only pick up one yellow.

Tough last 10 it so minutes to come though
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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 18:34

Oof
Yadancer...
Brilliant


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Topic Originator: the saline hill puma  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 18:37

Brilliant team performance. Dominated England all over the pitch
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Topic Originator: Pars_1986  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 18:58

Absolutely Battered them from start to finish
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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 19:01


For Sale
Chariot... Needs work... Wheels fell off!!!
Contact Eddie Jones
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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: back oh the net  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 19:06

Quote:

widtink, Sat 06 Feb 19:01


For Sale
Chariot... Needs work... Wheels fell off!!!
Contact Eddie Jones
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😂😂😂😂😂 take a bow widders

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 19:09

Yeah thats a peach 😂
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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 19:43

Brilliant widtink

Great performance today against a hard team to beat at Twickers

Eddie Jones was class at the interview I nearly spat ma beer out when he was asked why did your centres hardly touch the ball

He was on the verge of saying did ye no watch the fekin game min ??

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 21:31

As in the football matches against England even when we outplay them we don`t seem to be able to translate our superiority into a `doing` in terms of points or goals. It must be something lacking in the Scottish psyche.

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 21:35

The score flattered England... They were keech min🤣


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Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 21:45

A tanking in every way but the score

Jones and Farrell nearly ruined it by being magnanimous in defeat - I much prefer them as panto villains


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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 21:48


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Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 22:14

Teehee. Made me smile too.
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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 22:29

Quote:

P, Sat 06 Feb 21:45

A tanking in every way but the score

Jones and Farrell nearly ruined it by being magnanimous in defeat - I much prefer them as panto villains


Not seeing John Inverdale would normally be a good thing. Seeing the wee creep spewing would’ve been the icing on the cake.
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Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 23:26

Nice wee tweet from Lee McKenzie on Twitter about her tartan lined face mask. She was looking delightfully smug.
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Topic Originator: back oh the net  
Date:   Sat 6 Feb 23:29

Oooft your on fire the night widtink

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Sun 7 Feb 07:35

I enjoy watching rugby but can someone tell me what is the point of the scrum these days. Scrum halves just feed the ball to their team. One scrum yesterday took over 3 minutes!

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 7 Feb 08:25

Aye jbob it was England trying to waste time as they had a man in the bin

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sun 7 Feb 09:01

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Buspasspar, Sun 07 Feb 08:25

Aye jbob it was England trying to waste time as they had a man in the bin


Except it was Scotland who had the man in the bin.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 7 Feb 09:18

When Vunipola was in the bin aaps

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 7 Feb 11:46


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Topic Originator: Pars_1986  
Date:   Sun 7 Feb 11:47

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AdamAntsParsStripe, Sun 7 Feb 09:01

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Buspasspar, Sun 07 Feb 08:25

Aye jbob it was England trying to waste time as they had a man in the bin


Except it was Scotland who had the man in the bin.


England had one man in the bin in the first half
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Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sun 7 Feb 12:04

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Buspasspar, Sun 07 Feb 09:18

When Vunipola was in the bin aaps


My apologies, I’d missed the first 20 minutes

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Sun 7 Feb 12:22

There were examples both ways. My point was really about the pointlessness of scrums when you can feed the ball to your team.

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 7 Feb 12:49

The feed is supposed to be straight... However, it rarely is.
Certain refs are quite strict on it... Certain refs ain't.


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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Sun 7 Feb 14:26

Loved when WP Nel came on and immediately forced them to collapse the scrum and give up a penalty with his use of the dark arts . Their forward pack were static, unfit and unable to recycle quick enough. Too many players and not enough team. How Itoje managed not to get a card is beyond me. Great team performance and having Hogg and Russell on their A game was a joy to watch. After that I expect to see Jones initiate a clear out as a few big names didn't bother turning up.

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 7 Feb 17:26

Wales V Ireland ..... what a bloody game .... Ireland down to 14 after 13 minutes but were outstanding

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 7 Feb 17:41

But got beat... So not that outstanding 🤣


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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 11 Feb 20:14

Heads so far up their own Jacksie`s

Maybe with 15 minutes to go in the game the expectation is going to be pretty heavy for them," said Jones the England coach,

A comment which now resides in the same category as Jamie George`s talk about wanting to "take teams apart with our attack"

And Ben Young`s assertion that "waves of white shirts" make it hard for any opposition to live with England.

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: the saline hill puma  
Date:   Sat 13 Feb 14:21

Good start by Italy today
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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 13 Feb 14:46

It won't last.
They are a poor squad.
Englandlandshireshire will batter them senseless today to make up for last week


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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Sat 13 Feb 16:28

England not up to speed yet and shoulder boy got away with a late no handed tackle too.

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 13 Feb 18:42

Scotland at it again.... Snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.


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Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sat 13 Feb 18:45

Sore one, last week kicked it forward at the death and got away with it - not this time. This week in decent position with 2 or 3 mins and gave away possession when keeping the ball could have led to a pen or drop goal and a lead.


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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 13 Feb 18:50

Exactly... Bad decision.
Ref was a bit picky too I thought.


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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 13 Feb 19:22

We do what we are good at guys ... Russell another shocker .... should never have been allowed back .... making decisions that are not his to make ... Bin him move Hogg to 10... Blair Kinghorne to FB ...get Blade the statue Thomson out the squad .... Zander not fulfilling his early potential ... on the bench ..... Townsend will tell us its work in progress .... Aye right .... can we get Stern Vern back please

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 13 Feb 23:41

Russel's decision to run the penalty produced a try. Unfortunately it was disallowed. I thought the safe 3 pts was best.

We lost that because we gave away 3 needless penalties in quick succession which resulted in their first try.
Coming in from the side then a high tackle, I cant remember what the third was.

We then got a red card.
Anyone blaming Russell or Townsend for that defeat needs to shake themselves.

Losing to Wales by 1 point with a man down for 25% of the game was none too shabby.
Indiscipline cost us the match.

We nearly snatched it too. A phenominal diving heel swiping tackle prevented a memorable victory.

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 00:00

Absolutely stupid stuff from Fargeson. Should know by now that sort of thing gets punished, though the ref seemed hell bent on showing the red
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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 09:52

Really enjoyed the game although I don't fully understand the rules.
Found myself frustrated at us returning possession to Wales at times by kicking it long to them when we could have kept running it.
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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 16:57

Really like watching the French play.
Not a classic against Ireland but held on for the win.
Their offloading in the tackle is something I've always wished Scotland would do more of.
Ireland beat again... Whodathunkit 🤔


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Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 19:52

I know I`m in a minority but I thought Fagerson was a red card.

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 21:22

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Jbob, Sun 14 Feb 19:52

I know I`m in a minority but I thought Fagerson was a red card.


It was definately red. He hit him in the face with his shoulder at speed. It may have been accidental but straight red all the same.

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 21:23

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JTH123, Sun 14 Feb 09:52

Really enjoyed the game although I don't fully understand the rules.
Found myself frustrated at us returning possession to Wales at times by kicking it long to them when we could have kept running it.


Tactical kicking whilst our backs were able to press their defence was how we beat England and it was working until we lost a back to replace the prop.

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Topic Originator: Toumba Libre  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 23:32

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Buspasspar, Sat 13 Feb 19:22

Russell another shocker .... should never have been allowed back .... making decisions that are not his to make ... Bin him move Hogg to 10... Blair Kinghorne to FB ...


You are either new to rugby and clueless or you were blootered and over emotional when forming this opinion.

Either way, it’s moronic and nonsense.
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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 23:34

Kinghorn is injured for info.


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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 15 Feb 08:30

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Date: Sun 14 Feb 23:32

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Buspasspar, Sat 13 Feb 19:22

Russell another shocker .... should never have been allowed back .... making decisions that are not his to make ... Bin him move Hogg to 10... Blair Kinghorne to FB ...


You are either new to rugby and clueless or you were blootered and over emotional when forming this opinion.

Either way, it’s moronic and nonsense.


I think a bit of both Toumba :)

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Tue 16 Feb 12:49

Not great prep for France with us up next

https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/news/12508/12219713/france-six-nations-squad-in-isolation-after-staff-member-tests-positive-for-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR2Q9oGEE2vl2mhIrU1QjUCtmsT-HC93uqIwp9e1vlNJLP9tWxgvIMubYD0



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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 16 Feb 12:59

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P, Tue 16 Feb 12:49

Not great prep for France with us up next

https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/news/12508/12219713/france-six-nations-squad-in-isolation-after-staff-member-tests-positive-for-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR2Q9oGEE2vl2mhIrU1QjUCtmsT-HC93uqIwp9e1vlNJLP9tWxgvIMubYD0


Link wasn't working for me so adjusted it


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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 17 Feb 17:08

What an achievement :-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/54674520

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 19 Feb 18:50

Will the game go ahead ? and is it necessary to put all at risk ?

From the Beeb :-

France scrum-half Antoine Dupont has tested positive for Covid-19, just over a week before the Six Nations meeting with Scotland in Paris.

The French Rugby Federation announced the news on Friday, with 11 other players returning negative results.

All members of the 31-man squad have been tested, with the other results not yet known.

Head coach Fabien Galthie and assistant William Servat tested positive earlier this week and have been isolating.

French health minister Olivier Veran announced on Thursday that anyone testing positive would need to remain out of contact with others for 10 days, up from seven.

A replacement for Dupont has yet to be named, with France recalling tighthead prop Demba Bamba following injury.

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 19 Feb 18:57

Plenty of replacements if need be.
Might give us a fighting chance if a few of their regulars have to isolate


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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Fri 19 Feb 21:01

If we play like last week probably not.

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 19 Feb 21:09

True.We were less than impressive.
Look on the bright side though ... We can't play any worse.
Or can we 🤔


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Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sat 20 Feb 12:47

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widtink, Fri 19 Feb 21:09

True.We were less than impressive.
Look on the bright side though ... We can't play any worse.
Or can we 🤔


I must have watched a different game. Aside from a poor line out, I thought we played really well particularly with a man down.

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 20 Feb 13:15

We can agree to disagree (it is allowed) 🤣
I thought our decision making at key moments was bordering on amateur and our mistakes cost us dear against a side we should have been able to dominate.
Wales are a shadow of the team they were only 2 years ago and were there for the taking.
As for the Red card... They all know that contact with the head is a no no and for his rush of blood to the heid he's now sidelined for the rest of the tournament.


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Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Sat 20 Feb 13:20

Aaps. Referring to discipline, far too many penalties given away needlessly. Decision making whilst bold was also flawed . I'm all for free flowing rugby but you need to keep the points ticking over to win. The margins are so slim the game can flip on one or two decisions made by the team. Wales whilst they play ugly,still got the result. With the possession we had we should have been clean and clear by half time.

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 22 Feb 16:19

Looking more likely that the French game will be cancelled

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 25 Feb 10:10

Announced on Wednesday that the game was going ahead then this :-

From the Beeb :-

France have suspended training after another player tested positive for Covid-19 before Sunday`s Six Nations match against Scotland.

Competition organisers had announced on Wednesday that the match would go ahead as planned despite an outbreak that saw 10 French players contract the virus.

The French Rugby Federation says, as a result of the latest positive case, "the entire group is in isolation".

The Six Nations committee is meeting on Thursday to consider the implications.



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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: the saline hill puma  
Date:   Thu 25 Feb 12:49

Games off according to BBC
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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 25 Feb 12:52

Bad news for Scotland if they play it next weekend as half the team will be missing :(

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 25 Feb 21:24

Do you think maybe Italy should play in a European comp rather than this one. They would dominate a setup with Spain, Romania (who else)? That might generate more interest from their potential fan base and get more folk into the game, helping long term development. I cant see the Italians being too chuffed getting skelped and finishing last all the time.

Mabe a 6 nations division 2 with one up one down.

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Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Thu 25 Feb 21:41

Are Georgia not ranked higher than Italy?

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 25 Feb 21:44

1 South Africa 94.20
2 New Zealand 88.95
3 England 87.49
4 France 86.42
5 Australia 83.08
6 Ireland 82.31
7 Wales 82.11
8 Scotland 81.29
9 Argentina 80.31
10 Japan 79.29
11 Fiji 76.87
12 Georgia 72.18
13 Tonga 71.44
14 Italy 70.88

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Thu 25 Feb 21:55

Has been talked about and continues to be talked about... But very little seems to actually happen.
Italy are caught between a rock and a hard place... Too good to play against the so called "lesser nations"... But really not good enough for the 6 nations. They have their moments now and then.. But too infrequently.
But... If they were to be replaced in the 6 nations, who would replace them?
Georgia, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Belgium and Romania (the so called lesser nations) from the REIC (Rugby Europe International championships) could all potentially be in the running.
Been talk about a play off between the bottom of the 6 nations vs the top of the REIC every year to decide a place... But again... Talk is all it seems to be.


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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 26 Feb 01:08

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DA-go Par Adonis, Thu 25 Feb 21:41

Are Georgia not ranked higher than Italy?


Aye but Georgia dont play 5 of the top 8 teams once or twice a year.

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 26 Feb 01:11

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widtink, Thu 25 Feb 21:55

Has been talked about and continues to be talked about... But very little seems to actually happen.
Italy are caught between a rock and a hard place... Too good to play against the so called "lesser nations"... But really not good enough for the 6 nations. They have their moments now and then.. But too infrequently.
But... If they were to be replaced in the 6 nations, who would replace them?
Georgia, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Belgium and Romania (the so called lesser nations) from the REIC (Rugby Europe International championships) could all potentially be in the running.
Been talk about a play off between the bottom of the 6 nations vs the top of the REIC every year to decide a place... But again... Talk is all it seems to be.


Thats my point. If they played in a lower league theywould win regularly and encourage more home grown talent to take up the sport. Italy Georgia and Romania would take turns in the 6 nations.

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 26 Feb 01:37

I'd agree... But it would have to involve the six nations I mentioned from the REIC. don't hold your breath for it happening any time soon though.


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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 26 Feb 05:37

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I'd agree... But it would have to involve the six nations I mentioned from the REIC. don't hold your breath for it happening any time soon though.


Well get yer bottom in gear an get it organised min.

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Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Fri 26 Feb 08:27

Relegation promotion will never happen in 6 nations

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 27 Feb 20:02

Englands discipline has to be a worry I thought the ref was weak today Otoje 5 penalties and no yellow ??

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 27 Feb 20:12

Personally I thought the ref was brilliant... He's my hero.
Can you imagine how raging we would be if he'd done that against Scotland?
And wee Farrell's face during his interview was the icing on the cake.


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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 27 Feb 20:27

Watch the replay widtink the ref was spot on twice it was No knock on and he waited till England finished their discussion before he called time on .. England sauntered back as Wales took the kick :)

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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 14 Mar 17:37

Yeah but you would still be ragin 🤣


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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 14 Mar 17:38

Scotland good in patches today (apart from our shambles of a lineout) but just pipped by Ireland.
Hopefully we can pummel Italy next game.


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 Re: 6 nations
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 14 Mar 18:42

Same old.... same old widtink .... Russell the puppet master.. Russell the Maestro .. Russell the ring master .. Russell the magician .. or Russell the liability ??
Surely Ali Price`s last start for Scotland
The score flattered Scotland today .. be interesting to see what toumbe thought about it :)

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Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Sun 14 Mar 19:30

Wasn't impressed with the discipline or decisions at points,but the England win saves Toonie for another year.

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Topic Originator: Toumba Libre  
Date:   Sun 14 Mar 20:04

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Buspasspar, Sun 14 Mar 18:42

Same old.... same old widtink .... Russell the puppet master.. Russell the Maestro .. Russell the ring master .. Russell the magician .. or Russell the liability ??
Surely Ali Price`s last start for Scotland
The score flattered Scotland today .. be interesting to see what toumbe thought about it :)


^^^ Mark Dodson found 😂

I think you have a bizarre and unhealthy dislike for a world class rugby player. Probably best you go for a lie down and take a few deep breaths, Mark.

Genuinely baffled as to why anyone would single out Finn after that game or Wales. Interested to see your thoughts on why he lives in your head rent free. **don’t worry I’m not interested at all**
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Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Sun 14 Mar 20:19

Taxi for Townsend

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 14 Mar 20:45

^^^^
Not a hope....
His win against Engurlandlandshireshire has secured his wage for another year.


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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 14 Mar 21:20

Glad you got that off your chest toumba .... shame you have to lower yourself to personal insults ..... speaks volumes about you and your ability to accept an opine that differs from your own ... Did you actually watch the game ?

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Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 09:13

Looking like yet another year of so much promise yielding no evidence of meaningful progress whatsoever. Still don’t think Townsend is the man for the job.


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Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 10:35

Wouldn`t be so sure widtink. Scotland flatter to deceive.

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 10:43

I agree.... And I don't think he's the man to get the best out of our small resources either..
But he is safe for now (assuming we beat Italy of course) 🤣


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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 10:59

Isn`t there a danger of throwing the baby out with the bathwater if they get rid of Townsend? We now have a side capable of scoring tries from anywhere on the field. Most games are lost due to players not executing at key moments. Is that down to the coach? eg Turner`s throws at the line-out, Price not clearing his lines. These seem to a non-rugby person like me to be basic skills you would expect international players to have mastered long ago. Is it just like football though - the coach/manager always takes the rap?

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 11:09

Absolutely... He's the man in charge... If the results don't improve he gets dumped.
Then we get someone else... But who?
We're never going to be world beaters when we effectively only have two domestic professional sides to pick the squad from. The nuts and bolts of why we are where we are just now has to be looked at otherwise we will always have a national team that can upset anyone... But only now and then. Consistency has always eluded Scotland.
What's the answer... I have no idea.
But until an answer is found... Things won't change


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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 12:00

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P, Mon 15 Mar 09:13

Looking like yet another year of so much promise yielding no evidence of meaningful progress whatsoever. Still don’t think Townsend is the man for the job.


I can't understand the criticism.

We beat England soundly, lost by a point to the likely slam winners, lost by 3 points to a very good Irish side and are in with a chance of third place.

WTF more do you expect?

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Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 15:17

It's all about the fine margins. We have not jumped the extra 10% required to make the grade ACROSS THE BOARD. We have moved forward in passing ,defense and open free play but have dropped back in the line out ,discipline and decision making. Rather than the coaching teams for the individual areas it has to be the head coach that carries the can as he decides where the resourced are aimed.

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Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 16:14

What do we want?
Better.

Going against the grain here but defensively Hogg is poor and costs too many tries. Offensively excellent of course.

GJPT needs to go. Fresh impetus from change. Many options out there

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 18:07

WTF more do you expect?

I expect us to get the basics right PARrot we won one line out the whole game
You don`t win games in Rugby without the ball
We cant fault the commitment, or attitude of the players they gave their all
But it is mistake after mistake, handling errors and conceding penalties that are costing us ... and to reiterate on widtinks post .. aye we are a small Country .. aye we only have two professional teams .... but either the players are not listening to the coaches or the coaches are not doing their job .. just saying

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 18:11

Isn`t a rugby player failing to find a colleague with a throw-in at a line-out a bit like a footballer failing to convert a penalty - ie down to the player rather than the coach?

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Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 18:16

Been well 'proven' by the SRU the pathways are in place 'allegedly' to give the conveyor belt of talent. Having seen how they pick the talent that's a bone of contention. The players are willing but the gameday approach is lacking. We have a young pool but it's not going up to the next level and that's down to the game plan set down by the head coach. Put Cockerill in place and I would reckon they'd get that extra 10% needed. Toonie just doesn't have the big stick or the playbook that other coaches have. Previous successful Scottish coaches all had a mean streak. Toonie is too nice.

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Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 18:16

You can expect many line outs during a match and prepare accordingly- you don’t count on penalties.

The coach carries the can for failure - same as football. How many times do we see people calling for Stevie’s head a season as a result of player failures?


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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 18:28

Not gone to the next level?
We were being beaten by Italy and constantly finishing second bottom or bottom for years.
Conrast that with a 1 pt defeat to Wales 3 pt defeat to Ireland and gubbing England at Twickers.....no improvement??????????

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Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 18:31

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PARrot, Mon 15 Mar 18:28

Not gone to the next level?
We were being beaten by Italy and constantly finishing second bottom or bottom for years.
Conrast that with a 1 pt defeat to Wales 3 pt defeat to Ireland and gubbing England at Twickers.....no improvement??????????


You might want to take a glance at the table 🙄


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Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 18:32

That improvement was vern cotters doing NOT GT

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Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 18:37

Anyhow by beating England he's got another year,add in the fact he's dodsons puppet and doesn't rock the boat, we are stuck with him. I'd happily install Cockerill. Doesn't take any snash and says it how it is.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 19:02

Topic Originator: wee eck like | nolike
Date: Mon 15 Mar 18:11

Isn`t a rugby player failing to find a colleague with a throw-in at a line-out a bit like a footballer failing to convert a penalty - ie down to the player rather than the coach?


Not really wee eck ... a better comparison would be the rugby player missing a conversion to a footballer missing a penalty

A line out is a well practised set piece with between 6 and 14 players involved at the same time ... a wee bit like a free kick or a corner ... :)

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 20:26

Why did Turner not just throw it to the front of the line-out after a few failures? Doesn`t that improve the chance of success?

`The coach carries the can for failure - same as football. How many times do we see people calling for Stevie’s head a season as a result of player failures?` - That doesn`t make it right.



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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 21:09

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Why did Turner not just throw it to the front of the line-out after a few failures? Doesn`t that improve the chance of success?



That only usually works once.


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Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 21:16

It's surprising how many calls a team has. Lineouts/attack moves for forwards and backs or mixed and even defence style slide or blitz. More like American Football than it appears and gameplans can be very structured.Practiced on a Tues and Thurs, executed on the Saturday. Some are ingenious and every team has a few left of field calls

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 15 Mar 21:55

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P, Mon 15 Mar 18:31

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PARrot, Mon 15 Mar 18:28

Not gone to the next level?
We were being beaten by Italy and constantly finishing second bottom or bottom for years.
Conrast that with a 1 pt defeat to Wales 3 pt defeat to Ireland and gubbing England at Twickers.....no improvement??????????


You might want to take a glance at the table 🙄


Aye but we were getting soundly beaten. Not by one or 3 points, and we were light years from England.
We could finish 3rd too.



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Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Thu 18 Mar 15:31

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PARrot, Mon 15 Mar 21:55

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P, Mon 15 Mar 18:31

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PARrot, Mon 15 Mar 18:28

Not gone to the next level?
We were being beaten by Italy and constantly finishing second bottom or bottom for years.
Conrast that with a 1 pt defeat to Wales 3 pt defeat to Ireland and gubbing England at Twickers.....no improvement??????????


You might want to take a glance at the table 🙄


Aye but we were getting soundly beaten. Not by one or 3 points, and we were light years from England.
We could finish 3rd too.


Fun facts - 4 years ago today Scotland were 2nd in the 6 nations table, had won 3 games at home (Italy, Wales & Ireland) and were ranked 5th in the World….oh and we had decided not to retain the manager and to install Townsend in the May

Presently 2nd bottom and 9th in the World Rankings. We were definitely not getting soundly beaten as you suggest.

Progress?


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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 18 Mar 16:53

We also missed out on a potential world cup final when the ref awarded a wrong penalty in the last minute to Australia then ran off the pitch at the final whistle .... bring back Stern Vern

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Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Fri 19 Mar 19:34

Getting rid of VC for what I recall was financial reasons was a major c*ck up by the SRU.
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Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Fri 19 Mar 23:04

Scotland will learn nothing from playing Italy.

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 19 Mar 23:51

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Jbob, Fri 19 Mar 23:04

Scotland will learn nothing from playing Italy.


They have beat us in the past... They're no mugs. On their day they can beat anyone... It's just not their day very often... Bit like Scotland really 🤣


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Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Sat 20 Mar 02:24

They haven`t won a 6 nations in 6 years. Were not that bad

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 20 Mar 03:09

And who was it that Italy beat?
And who won the wooden spoon that year?
No, you're right... were not that bad,
But were no very gid either.
Like Italy we've never won the 6 nations.
Oh... And by the way... Italy have beaten us 8 times in total so we need to be clinical today




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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 20 Mar 08:27

Really looking forward to seeing Hogg in the 10 shirt ... hope he does well

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Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Sat 20 Mar 10:19

The rugby has been really good to watch this year. Apart from the results!

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 20 Mar 15:11

Decent first half for us without getting too carried away.
Dave Cherry has been great


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Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Sat 20 Mar 16:44

Italy very poor technically.
Scotland decent

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Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sat 20 Mar 17:17

I see the English teams are not releasing Scotland players for the rescheduled fixture against France next week whereas France will have a full strength squad. Where is the integrity in that - France break the bubble and Scotland get penalised 🤷🏻‍♂️


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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 20 Mar 19:36

England totally dismantled from 1 to 15 today out fought out thought out played well done Ireland

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Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sat 20 Mar 20:36

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P, Sat 20 Mar 17:17

I see the English teams are not releasing Scotland players for the rescheduled fixture against France next week whereas France will have a full strength squad. Where is the integrity in that - France break the bubble and Scotland get penalised 🤷🏻‍♂️


Scratch that - Premiership Rugby just announced they have agreed a deal to release players


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Topic Originator: Socks  
Date:   Sat 20 Mar 22:02

I haven`t watched much of it this year, but saw a wee bit of Ireland-England and some of tonight`s game. As a casual watcher, I have to say that the scrum completely ruins it for me. In the earlier game, a minute was used up fannying about before the ball even came in. Another minute to take a penalty. And tonight, my ears are ringing at this clown of a referee who just will not shut up.

Still, some joy in hearing that equally irriating clown Jonathan Davies spewing as Wales lose with the last kick of the game. So maybe it`s not all bad.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 20 Mar 22:09

Ironical that at the end of a tournament where Wales benefited from other teams` lack of discipline they lost it due to yellow cards. All set up for Scotland to thwart France next Friday!😊😊😊

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Topic Originator: RhinoPars  
Date:   Sun 21 Mar 05:50

Exciting game to watch and agree the two yellows cost Wales. A bit like watching Scotland with a heroic failure at the death losing the Grand Slam to a try a couple of minutes into last play of the game.
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Topic Originator: Toumba Libre  
Date:   Sun 21 Mar 10:07

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Glad you got that off your chest toumba .... shame you have to lower yourself to personal insults ..... speaks volumes about you and your ability to accept an opine that differs from your own ... Did you actually watch the game ?


Calling me out for my comments then getting all precious because i think you have a bizarre dislike for Finn 🙄

You’re more than welcome explain why Finn Russell is to blame for Graham giving away 3 penalties in a row to gift Wales 90-95 metres and a try, or zander getting red carded, or the rest of the teams ill discipline. You’re welcome to explain why it’s his fault that our line out was so embarrassing against Ireland and again our discipline was again so poor or why we got outcompeted at the break down. Just try not to get upset when I point out that it’s nonsense.
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Topic Originator: Toumba Libre  
Date:   Sun 21 Mar 10:18

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Andrew283, Fri 19 Mar 19:34

Getting rid of VC for what I recall was financial reasons was a major c*ck up by the SRU.


I believe it was because they were worried Townsend was about to go to a French or an English club side and then the opportunity would be lost.
The work he had done with Glasgow (which made up most of the Scotland team) it seemed the obvious choice. But potentially losing him to France for years forced their hand sooner than they would have liked.
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 21 Mar 12:05

Because of the pandemic I`ve seen more of the Six Nations than normal and I`ve thoroughly enjoyed it although many of the technical issues and laws still elude me. I must say I find some of the criticism of Scotland harsh. We`ve competed well with the other three home nations and only lost to Ireland and Wales by a whisker in each case, despite being a man down against Wales. We have some really exciting players but just seem unable to put together a complete performance for 80 minutes. I think Townsend has done a decent job after our abysmal showing in the World Cup. Friday`s game in Paris will be a real test but the lack of a partisan crowd may help.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 21 Mar 16:58

Good man Toumba and your spot on about the Townsend appointment

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 21 Mar 17:53

Toonie isn't ruthless enough to be an international coach.
Could you imagine Russell getting back into the Scotland squad if he'd done what he done when Stern Vern was in charge???
Not a hope... Not that I'm unhappy about Russell being back in the mix... He's a maverick and on his day simply unplayable.
But Toonie just doesn't have the international attitude in my view... He's too nice.
I'm betting Glasgow regret letting him go too...they've been on the slide recently but Edinburgh are on the up.
Expecting big things from Glasgow next season as they've been recruiting like mad in the last few months.
I'm expecting France to slap us when we eventually play them.... But I live in hope... Ye just never know eh.
Second place still available potentially and even if we lose we still finish above Engurlandlandshireshire.
It's win win either way really 🤣


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Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Mon 22 Mar 08:27

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/56471962

A good tead

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Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Mon 22 Mar 10:15

Press seems to be lining Eddie Jones up for the chop. Contract break available as well. His tactic of using the sarries as the backbone may cost him dear.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 22 Mar 19:11

Maitland out the squad and Hastings in for the French game
He did not look happy making way for Hogg to resume at full back so that van der Walt could go to stand off
Wee fall out wi Toony maybe ??

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Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Mon 22 Mar 20:37

Rumours that only 5 players being released by english clubs

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Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Mon 22 Mar 21:29

Hastings, be better getting Dan parks out of retirement....

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Mon 22 Mar 21:43

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Rumours that only 5 players being released by english clubs


That was the deal that was made.
Hastings is a terrible pick... He's not exactly in form just now... Exactly the opposite in fact.. He's a liability recently in a warriors shirt.




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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 23 Mar 08:19

Agree wee eck .... Maitland is solid whichever position he plays

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 23 Mar 09:13

I`m not sure what I said that you agree with, Bpp!

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 23 Mar 09:14

Maitland being dropped for Hastings wee eck :)

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 23 Mar 09:48

I haven`t expressed an opinion on that but I do think Maitland is a class act! He may have been sacrificed if only 5 England-based players could be chosen.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 23 Mar 18:58

wee eck crossed lines methinks

Me :- Maitland out the squad and Hastings in for the French game
You :- Hastings is a terrible pick... He`s not exactly in form just now
Me :- Agree wee eck .... Maitland is solid whichever position he plays
You :- I`m not sure what I said that you agree with, Bpp!
Me :- Maitland being dropped for Hastings wee eck :)
You :- I haven`t expressed an opinion on that but I do think Maitland is a class act!
Me :- ach weel at least we have kind off agreed :)

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 23 Mar 19:25

It was widtink who said Hastings was a terrible pick!

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Date: Mon 22 Mar 21:43

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Jbob, Mon 22 Mar 20:37

Rumours that only 5 players being released by english clubs


That was the deal that was made.
Hastings is a terrible pick... He`s not exactly in form just now... Exactly the opposite in fact.. He`s a liability recently in a warriors shirt.`

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 23 Mar 20:34

Got it now wee eck ... ach auld age and all that ... sorry :(

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 23 Mar 22:34

No problem, Bpp.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 26 Mar 20:57

How do you see the second half of France-Scotland going, guys? The first 10 minutes of the second half is going to be tough with only 14 men.

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Topic Originator: CAPar  
Date:   Fri 26 Mar 21:32

Despite the best efforts of Wayne Barnes, we've done pretty well so far
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Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Fri 26 Mar 21:46

Fantastic end to end match. Really enjoyed it and Scotland at least going for the win instead of easy points

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 26 Mar 22:00

Brilliant win!

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 26 Mar 22:07

Fantastic stuff


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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 26 Mar 22:42

Fantastic effort by the whole squad .... another stinker from Finn ... world class ? my bottom .... Great game to watch ... this could have been our year ... just a wee bit ill discipline cost us .... Roll on the world cup

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 26 Mar 23:20

Toonie to stay?😊😊😊

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 27 Mar 01:49

Daen no too bad, that Toonie chap. 😉

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Topic Originator: Parplod  
Date:   Sat 27 Mar 07:37

They may lose as many games as they win but watching Scotland almost always means entertaining rugby. Yet another great watch last night. Shame can’t be said for a certain round ball team we talk about on this site.

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Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sat 27 Mar 07:39

Enormously entertaining game and it was nice to get some Scottish luck for a change as (and not reducing the performance at all) we had some massive slices of luck. The double movement in our try, the late yellow after our red and ultimately the French not putting the ball out to win the match letting us in to steal it.

Great win but still 4th in the table and a massive opportunity lost. Could have threatened to finish top of the table but poor discipline has cost dearly and much work to be done there.

PS you’ve 2 more 6 nations to look forward to before the RWC buspasspar


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Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sat 27 Mar 07:59

Thin margins. ..6 points off a grand slam.

Great watch last night. Hipefully they can build on it.
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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 27 Mar 08:21

Aye P I was getting a bit carried away after the game :)

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 27 Mar 09:30

I dont think we were lucky with the late yellow. If he hadn't done what he did to earn it maybe we would have scored. The yellow was deserved. Our red on the other hand was very lucky for them.
I also think more credit should be given to the players who didnt give up when France won the ball and only had to put it out of play to win. They got the tackles in and stopped him when we all thought it was over.
The discipline in not conceding a penalty or losing the ball again during the 20plus phases leading to the winning try had nothing to do with luck either.

Funny how some folk always manage to see negatives rather than the glaringly obvious positives.

6 points between us and a grand slam. Aye we were lucky alright.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 27 Mar 09:48

Sport is all about making the most of your opportunities when they arise and that includes taking advantage of opponents` mistakes. Other teams have benefited from our errors over the years but that is rarely seen as `luck`. For some reason some people tend to depreciate any success we have. The same thing happens on the Football Forum with the Pars.

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Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Sat 27 Mar 10:06

It was an enthralling match, well played Scotland.

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 29 Mar 20:09

Just twigged. They could have booted it out and won the game but they needed more points to win the title. I think the guy who failed to kick it out was caught in 2 minds and ultimately paid the price.

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Topic Originator: Pars_1986  
Date:   Mon 29 Mar 20:15

Even if France ended up getting a try and conversion it still wouldn't of been enuff to win the title as I'm sure they had to win by 21 points. Like wise on the other side of the coin for us to have finished 3rd we had to win by 8 points
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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Mon 29 Mar 20:37

The guy had a brain fart.
They were winning.
Alright the championship had gone but a win is a win and he needs to boot it out.
Not that I'm complaining of course 🤣


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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 29 Mar 22:20

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Pars_1986, Mon 29 Mar 20:15

Even if France ended up getting a try and conversion it still wouldn't of been enuff to win the title as I'm sure they had to win by 21 points. Like wise on the other side of the coin for us to have finished 3rd we had to win by 8 points


Yeah but why didnt he just boot it. He had the chance. I think as Widders says he had a brain fart and stopped a second to think.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 29 Mar 23:33

Ironically, Finn Russell gets a three-match ban for his red card which will punish his French club, Racing 92!

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Mon 29 Mar 23:55

I'm surprised he's not challenging that via the appeals process.


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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 30 Mar 00:29

Turns out it was going to be 6 week ban but was reduced to 3.
One of the matches is against Edinburgh in the champions Cup.
"The three-man disciplinary committee said they gave credit for Mr Russell's prompt acceptance that his actions had constituted foul play and been worthy of a red card, his disciplinary record, his attitude to the disciplinary process before and during the hearing, and his clear remorse".


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Topic Originator: kechal7  
Date:   Tue 30 Mar 09:08

widtink wrote:

> Turns out it was going to be 6 week ban but was reduced to 3.
> One of the matches is against Edinburgh in the champions Cup.
> "The three-man disciplinary committee said they gave credit
> for Mr Russell's prompt acceptance that his actions had
> constituted foul play and been worthy of a red card, his
> disciplinary record, his attitude to the disciplinary process
> before and during the hearing, and his clear remorse".
>
>

If we`d won by 8 we would have finished second. We were literally 3 missed kicks away from winning the grand slam, somewhere we really need to improve on if we`re to go to the next level

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 30 Mar 09:37

I'm not sure Scotland will ever have another level to be honest.
We can be world beaters on our day but we don't do consistency.


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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 30 Mar 09:41

But at least we finished above the 3rd best team in the world (allegedly) this year.


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Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Tue 30 Mar 10:40

The Irish game - we were lucky to lose by 3. Ireland were far better than us.

The Wales game we were incredibly unlucky - questionable red given against us, and a clear penalty not given at the end, as well as a disallowed try.

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 30 Mar 11:09

Nothing questionable about the red card vs Wales.
Red card all day long. Players know they have to be careful clearing out.


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Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Tue 30 Mar 15:24

Yes and no widtink - it was one of those where if the ref was looking to find mitigation he could have found it, and no-one would have complained if he only showed yellow.

In a sense the ref couldn`t make a `wrong` decision, both red and yellow could be argued, so, in my view, it was unlucky he went for red.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 30 Mar 16:39

The TMO was actually trying to reason with the ref that it was not red If I remember right ...... through my beer induced haze :)

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 2 Apr 15:25

`Scotland flanker Hamish Watson has topped the vote for this year`s player of the Six Nations.

The 29-year-old finished ahead of Welsh duo Louis Rees-Zammit and Taulupe Faletau, Ireland`s Robbie Henshaw and Tadhg Beirne, and France`s Antoine Dupont in an online poll.`

Can Gatland ignore him now?

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 2 Apr 15:28

Gatland is very much his own man.
He won't bow to pressure to pick anyone... He's proved that before.
I'll go for..... 2 Scots for the lions.




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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 2 Apr 17:12

3 For me Widtink

Watson, Hogg, and Sutherland

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 2 Apr 17:44

I hope you're right.




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Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Fri 2 Apr 21:43

I'll see your 3 and then some Buspasspar...Watson, Hogg, Russell and Sutherland should be stick ons

Sneaky feeling Adam Hastings and D'Arcy Graham deserve a go too

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 2 Apr 22:19

I dont disagree with any of that... But I'm sticking at 2 cos it's Gatland.
I wouldn't put it past him to pick Farrell... And he's been utter mince recently.


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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 3 Apr 08:56

Hope your right MDCCCLXXXV

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Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Sat 3 Apr 15:32

At least its Canterbury as the strip mnfr. When Adidas were doing the strips there was an element of coercion for certain sponsored athletes to be included regardless of form.

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 3 Apr 15:46

Sport???
Corrupt???
Nah I'm no believing it 🤣


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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 3 Apr 16:59

Did anyone watch Wasps v Clermont earlier this afternoon? Clermont did to Wasps what we did to France last week - scoring the winning try in overtime. A fantastic game of rugby.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 3 Apr 18:30

Alloa in Europe wee eck ? ...... I don`t believe it :)

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 10 Apr 20:35

From the BBC Sport website:-

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is set to be named as the British & Irish Lions attack coach for the tour of South Africa this summer. Head coach Warren Gatland is preparing for the series to go ahead as planned in July, with his backroom team to be announced on Tuesday. Townsend was offered a role by Gatland for the 2017 tour to New Zealand, but turned it down to focus on Scotland. But this time he has accepted the chance lead the Lions` attack.

Townsend was a key player in the victorious series win in South Africa back in 1997, when he played at fly-half. No more than three Scots have been selected in an initial British & Irish Lions squad since that tour, with Townsend`s presence on the staff a potential help to some Scotland players` selection chances. Scotland beat England, France, and Italy in the Six Nations but finished fourth on points difference.

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Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sat 10 Apr 20:44

Good news in that there will be someone to present a case for some of the Scottish players on this occasion. I am sure having no Scottish coaches didn’t help Scottish player chances when there was a 50:50 choice to be made last time.

I’ve hospitality tickets for the Cape Town test and have given in and asked for them refunded on Friday. Gutted as that’s 2 tours in a row that external factors have stopped me achieving that particular bucket list item.


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Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Sun 11 Apr 12:14

My bucket list is the NZ version with a camper van. Some guys from my rugby club done it the last time the Rugby world Cup was there, and the stories of hospitality and kindness from the New Zealanders were unbelievable.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 13 Apr 09:43

Confirmed ... from Aunty :-

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend will lead the British and Irish Lions attack in South Africa, with Steve Tandy and Robin McBryde also part of Warren Gatland`s coaching team.

Wales` Neil Jenkins will embark on his fourth Lions tour as a coach.

For Townsend, Scotland defence coach Tandy and former Wales forwards coach McBryde, it will be their first tour as part of the Lions coaching team.

The first Test against the world champions is scheduled for 24 July.

"I am very pleased to have assembled such a high-quality coaching team," said Gatland.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 14 Apr 08:27

Looks like you could be right MDCCCLXXXV

England players may miss out on the British and Irish Lions tour because of poor Six Nations form while there will be more Scots picked than in 2017, says head coach Warren Gatland.

After announcing his coaches for the South Africa tour, Gatland emphasised the importance of 2021 Six Nations performances in his squad selection.

Gatland said the five coaches had put forward over 50 names for selection.



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Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Wed 14 Apr 14:15

5 coaches?

That more than Moffat and williamson

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 14 Apr 18:57

^^^^^^^ :-))

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 20 Apr 16:58

From Aunty :-

Eddie Jones has been backed to continue as England head coach following a review into the team`s disappointing fifth-place finish in the Six Nations.

Jones` position had been under scrutiny since defeats by Ireland, Wales and Scotland in the same tournament for the first time in 45 years.

"The debrief was a valuable process, we all learned a lot," Jones said.

"Most importantly, we have identified actions to enable the team to move forward positively towards 2023."

The panel reviewing England`s performance consisted of "RFU board members, executives and independent experts", while past and present players - as well as the coaches - also gave their feedback.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 27 Apr 16:17

Ian McGeechan and Jim Telfer were asked by BBC Scotland to name their starting XV for the British Lions in the first Test against S Africa in July. Here`s their selection :-

Hogg (S)

Watson (E)
North (W)
Henshaw (I)
Williams (W)

Russell (S)
Murray (I)

W Jones (W)
Owen (W)
Furlong (I)
A W Jones (c) (W)
Itoje (E)
Beirne (I)
Curry (E)
Faletau (W)

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 27 Apr 17:04

Wow.... only 3 England players wee eck :)

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 27 Apr 18:10

Yes, and Curry only edged out Hamish Watson because Telfer reckoned he was slightly bigger and stronger. They thought Watson should be in the squad though.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 27 Apr 20:18

Hamish Watson would be the first name on my team sheet wee eck ... Curry might be bigger.... but stronger ... no Danger...

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 28 Apr 13:14

George North is out of the tour with an ACL injury.

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Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Wed 28 Apr 16:08

Got no luck with injuries that lad, poor fella

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