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Guinness SIX Nations 2021

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,705 ✭✭✭ The Inbetween is mine


    The French minister for sport is demanding guarantees from both the English, and Irish governments that the French standards of virus support are met before allowing any games to take place
    That's the 6 nations dead and buried, if you let the French dictate any terms when their own sides have been riddled for months, then you're in huge trouble
    If they want to play.. great.. if not...it's a 5 nations tournament this year


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,997 gally74


    Should be postponed to summer. Drop the lions for 1 year to 22.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,177 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    France have shut their borders to non eu citizens

    PcR test required for eu citizens and a curfew is in place too


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,433 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    France have shut their borders to non eu citizens

    PcR test required for eu citizens and a curfew is in place too
    Travel from non EU countries rather than non EU citizens. The curfew has been in place for 3 or 4 months. And they already had the requirement for a negative pcr test for entry via air and seaports.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,177 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    Travel from non EU countries rather than non EU citizens. The curfew has been in place for 3 or 4 months. And they already had the requirement for a negative pcr test for entry via air and seaports.

    The report on sky was a bit confusing they kept switching between non EU citizens and non EU countries.

    I wonder if this will scupper the 6n now


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,705 ✭✭✭ The Inbetween is mine


    Burkie1203 wrote: »
    The report on sky was a bit confusing they kept switching between non EU citizens and non EU countries.

    I wonder if this will scupper the 6n now

    England is not in the EU... but they still allow essential travel..so does international sport fall into essential?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,793 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    England is not in the EU... but they still allow essential travel..so does international sport fall into essential?

    Nor are Scotland or Wakes. Half the Six Nations are in, half are out now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,372 ✭✭✭ Wildly Boaring


    While we're doing the geography NI isn't in the EU either


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,793 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    While we're doing the geography NI isn't in the EU either

    And don't we know it.

    Can I interest you in some vaccine? It's in an icebox in the boot of the car, but it's legit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,980 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    You'd miss the traditional six nations weekends on the high stools


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  • Registered Users Posts: 276 ✭✭ sitkaspruce


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    You'd miss the traditional six nations weekends on the high stools

    not really, pubs tend to be full of tosspots at for matches at the best of times, but its at its worst during the Six Nations.

    If you cared enough youd go to the game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,758 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    You need to find yourself a better pub, or lose the chip.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,433 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    not really, pubs tend to be full of tosspots at for matches at the best of times, but its at its worst during the Six Nations.

    If you cared enough youd go to the game.
    Seriously? Nearly a million people watch each 6N game. There are 50000 tickets available. Do the maths.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,980 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    not really, pubs tend to be full of tosspots at for matches at the best of times, but its at its worst during the Six Nations.

    If you cared enough youd go to the game.

    Went to many games before and will again in the future


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,801 ✭✭✭ touts


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Went to many games before and will again in the future

    The decent rugby pub was an endangered species before Covid. I fear there won't be many left after it.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,402 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    not really, pubs tend to be full of tosspots at for matches at the best of times, but its at its worst during the Six Nations.

    If you cared enough youd go to the game.

    mod: don’t be a dick please.


  • Registered Users Posts: 276 ✭✭ sitkaspruce


    awec wrote: »
    mod: don’t be a dick please.

    Sorry if I offended anyone, but we've all been there, overly crowded pubs packed with clueless punters who think a test match is something you'd use to light a fire.

    IMHO its always worth it to try get to a game and take in the atmosphere that way!


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,251 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Sorry if I offended anyone, but we've all been there, overly crowded pubs packed with clueless punters who think a test match is something you'd use to light a fire.

    IMHO its always worth it to try get to a game and take in the atmosphere that way!

    You didn't offend anyone

    You just showed us how much of a dick you are


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,191 ✭✭✭ swiwi_


    Reckon the 6N will be as popular as ever. Don’t expect there will be too many tickets available.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,433 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    The French government has accepted the 6N Covid protocols.

    https://twitter.com/Jamesonrugby/status/1356519246008877057


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,233 ✭✭✭ Yeah_Right


    Sorry if I offended anyone, but we've all been there, overly crowded pubs packed with clueless punters who think a test match is something you'd use to light a fire.

    IMHO its always worth it to try get to a game and take in the atmosphere that way!

    Thats your take on it. Personally I prefer going to the pub to watch a match. Don't have to worry about the weather, easier to get a drink and food or go go to the bathroom (and you don't have some wanker complaining about the fact you are moving during the match) and you can see more of the action. Alweays found the atmosphere to be great as well. I love 6 Nations weekends. Its not going to be the same this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,009 ✭✭✭ CMcsporty


    Can we get rid of the "Guinness" in the title thread?

    Its making me thirsty
    and sad!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,705 ✭✭✭ The Inbetween is mine


    CMcsporty wrote: »
    Can we get rid of the "Guinness" in the title thread?

    Its making me thirsty
    and sad!

    Throw in "Bass 6 Nation's" instead,
    give it a real 80's depressive feel to match our mood


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,009 ✭✭✭ CMcsporty


    What about Harp?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,046 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    Sorry if I offended anyone, but we've all been there, overly crowded pubs packed with clueless punters who think a test match is something you'd use to light a fire.

    IMHO its always worth it to try get to a game and take in the atmosphere that way!

    Yes because of course every stadium is packed to the brim with people who are courteous, passionate but not to the point of irritating those around them, never go the bathroom, especially not during the game, are seated prior to the anthems and kick off.

    As for "clueless punters".... it's also a relief that no game ever has a large cohort of corporate sponsors and alicadoos who only use these occasions for networking. Thankfully the integrity of rugby is such that this never happens

    I think you'd want to catch yourself on before judging how other people consume their rugby. Some people like it in the pub.

    And the points you make about the pub happen in the stadium too. So get off that high horse yeah?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,009 ✭✭✭ CMcsporty


    Peak 80's... in a good way
    Check out the chip and regather by No.8 Spillane


    Great article about the '85 Championship and style of rugby Doyle wanted.
    https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/legends-in-their-own-lifetime--26014093.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,758 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    Yeah_Right wrote: »
    Alweays found the atmosphere to be great as well. I love 6 Nations weekends. Its not going to be the same this year.

    One of my favourite memories was on an absolutely miserable manky dark February day finding myself in a lovely old bar somewhere that I'm not even sure of, think it might have been Kells. My now wife had to visit somewhere as part of her job, and then decided to book driving lessons afterwards wherever it was and I said I'd tag along and find somewhere to watch the game. The small pub had lovely pints and was super cosy and a nice welcoming clientele and barman.


  • Registered Users Posts: 276 ✭✭ sitkaspruce


    Yes because of course every stadium is packed to the brim with people who are courteous, passionate but not to the point of irritating those around them, never go the bathroom, especially not during the game, are seated prior to the anthems and kick off.

    As for "clueless punters".... it's also a relief that no game ever has a large cohort of corporate sponsors and alicadoos who only use these occasions for networking. Thankfully the integrity of rugby is such that this never happens

    I think you'd want to catch yourself on before judging how other people consume their rugby. Some people like it in the pub.

    And the points you make about the pub happen in the stadium too. So get off that high horse yeah?

    Ha

    And you say I'm the one with the chip on my shoulder!

    Each to their own - some people can use their corporate connections for tickets and others can access through being paid up members of a local club.

    My personal preference is to get to a game, if people want to go to a pub and listen to punters confuse the TMO and VAR all the best to them, Once Johnny gets his hands on the trophy in March (or whenever it finishes this time..) who cares!


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,433 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    Ha

    And you say I'm the one with the chip on my shoulder!

    Each to their own - some people can use their corporate connections for tickets and others can access through being paid up members of a local club.

    My personal preference is to get to a game, if people want to go to a pub and listen to punters confuse the TMO and VAR all the best to them, Once Johnny gets his hands on the trophy in March (or whenever it finishes this time..) who cares!
    I've been at plenty of games where people around me haven't a clue what's going on and are only there for a jolly. I rarely see similar when I watch in a pub. Maybe I just drink in better pubs though.....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,090 ✭✭✭ OldRio


    Ha

    And you say I'm the one with the chip on my shoulder!

    Each to their own - some people can use their corporate connections for tickets

    God give me strength.


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