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Italy vs Wales match thread.

  • 09-02-2019 5:41pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 6,174 ✭✭✭ troyzer


    For anyone arsed.

    Empty stadium and weirdly slow Welsh anthem.

    Can see a 30+ point margin. Italy are awful.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,330 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    Kicking off at 4:45PM Live on VM1 and Full Fat VM1, aka ITV.

    ITALY: Jayden Hayward (Benetton); Edoardo Padovani (Zebre), Michele Campagnaro (Wasps), Luca Morisi (Benetton), Angelo Esposito (Benetton); Tommaso Allan (Benetton), Guglielmo Palazzani (Zebre);

    Nicola Quaglio (Benetton), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Toulouse), Simone Ferrari (Benetton); David Sisi (Zebre), Dean Budd (Benetton); Sebastian Negri (Benetton), Braam Steyn (Benetton), Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais, capt).

    Replacements: Luca Bigi (Benetton), Cherif Traore (Benetton), Tiziano Pasquali (Benetton), Federico Ruzza (Benetton), Marco Barbini (Benetton), Edoardo Gori (Benetton), Ian McKinley (Benetton), Tommaso Benvenuti (Benetton).


    WALES: Liam Williams (Saracens); Jonah Holmes (Leicester), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets, capt), Owen Watkin (Ospreys), Josh Adams (Worcester); Dan Biggar (Northampton), Aled Davies (Ospreys);

    Nicky Smith (Ospreys), Elliot Dee (Dragons), Samson Lee (Scarlets); Jake Ball (Scarlets), Adam Beard (Ospreys); Aaron Wainwright (Dragons), Thoms Young (Wasps), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues).

    Replacements: Ryan Elias (Scarlets), Wyn Jones (Scarlets), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Ross Moriarty (Dragons), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Hallon Amos (Dragons).

    Should be an away win here after a strong Welsh performance last weekend. Italy played poorly last week but showed promise late on in Murrayfield so we know that they can play dangerous.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,330 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    I've a less skeleton thread up as well. Mod's, can you merge?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,174 ✭✭✭ troyzer


    I've a less skeleton thread up as well. Mod's, can you merge?

    Less skeleton?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,440 ✭✭✭ The Rape of Lucretia


    Nice touch from the Italians, trying to patch up the recent diplomatic rift with France, sporting Macron on their gansies.


  • Registered Users Posts: 283 ✭✭ steves2


    Jesus less then a minute gone and the Italians balls it up.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,769 ✭✭✭ Exclamation Marc


    Wales wandering up the pitch with very little resistance.

    Winning every kick so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,396 ✭✭✭ joseywhales


    Why don't they pronounce Jonathan Davies name correctly anymore, it's not 'davis.'


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,174 ✭✭✭ troyzer


    Italy's lack of basic skills is startling.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,973 Synode


    Where's the ref mic


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,330 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    troyzer wrote: »
    Less skeleton?

    I had the respect to copy paste the teams, lazy bones :p


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,212 ✭✭✭ Thrashssacre


    Ref mic not on I'm not hearing him speak or blow the whistle


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,757 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    Coverage on both Virgin and ITV are equally as boring. Can't see myself seeing out this game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,330 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    Synode wrote: »
    Where's the ref mic

    TV3 have borrowed it for their commentator.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,973 Synode


    Does ITV have a ref mic?


  • Registered Users Posts: 56,308 ✭✭✭✭ FrancieBrady


    Synode wrote: »
    Does ITV have a ref mic?

    nope


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,174 ✭✭✭ troyzer


    There's no way I'll last until half time.

    Is Shane Byrne playing flappy bird or something? Seems to come out of a stupor every few minutes, talks some ****e, goes back to the phone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Watching/listening with no ref mic is kind of eerie


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,942 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    Synode wrote: »
    Does ITV have a ref mic?

    No, they feel it takes away from Flatman's jokes and quips.


    Campagnaro back at center at least.


  • Registered Users Posts: 778 ✭✭✭ no.8


    Watching/listening with no ref mic is kind of eerie


    A nice change imo. You get to notice a few other aspects


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,212 ✭✭✭ Thrashssacre


    This is grim.... You'd swear the entire Italian team had never met each other until 5 minutes before kick off


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,330 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    Watching/listening with no ref mic is kind of eerie

    It is, and all. But in the day you made do with just Bill McClaren or Cliff Morgan or Fred Cogley or Nigel Starmer-Smith, with commentary literally fed on a dodgy phone line from Paris, or whatever corner of the world that the test match was played on that given day.

    The big difference back then was that they were fantastic commentators who loved and knew the game, and it was a privilege to listen to them. Today's commentators are, generally speaking, not a patch on the commentator of old.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,212 ✭✭✭ Thrashssacre


    Italy could have done with moving to a smaller stadium to at least keep a bit of atmosphere.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,973 Synode


    Was a high tackle in there


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,942 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    Flatman claimed Dan Biggar is the second best player under a high ball, behind Falou.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,769 ✭✭✭ Exclamation Marc


    Italy just don't help themselves avoid the "What should be done with Italy in the 6N" conversation that inevitably comes up every single year.

    You can see the strides that Benetton Rugby have made to improve their game but conversely you can see no similarities or knock on effect to the national team.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,174 ✭✭✭ troyzer


    Italy could have done with moving to a smaller stadium to at least keep a bit of atmosphere.

    1200px-Colosseum_in_Rome%2C_Italy_-_April_2007.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,016 ✭✭✭ Bridge93


    Another week, another referee who gives everything he can against Italy


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,942 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    Italian media aren't all that keen either it seems.


    https://twitter.com/GarethLewis77/status/1094282603853684736


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,212 ✭✭✭ Thrashssacre


    Fair play Italy, nice time to score too


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  • Registered Users Posts: 56,308 ✭✭✭✭ FrancieBrady


    Who would have bet on Italy getting first try! :D


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