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Guinness SIX Nations 2021

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,316 ✭✭✭Paul Smeenus


    Ironically, given the (justified) raving about Russell, he was a bit of a liability.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 618 ✭✭✭Arduach


    Scots Wha Hae!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,300 ✭✭✭✭razorblunt


    Eddie has repeatedly stuck with Billy at 8 but the least he could do now is get him back into some sort of shape.


  • Administrators Posts: 53,365 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭awec


    Ironically, given the (justified) raving about Russell, he was a bit of a liability.

    He was shit. No point beating around the bush.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,742 ✭✭✭✭bilston


    Nice touch by Hogg letting the debutants lift the Calcutta Cup


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,556 ✭✭✭clsmooth


    Stuart Hogg: ‘Credit to England, they really brought it to us today’. Most condescending compliment that England have ever received in ‘HQ’? :D


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭ Ava Short Griddlecake


    We have lost to Scotland twice in the last decade while racking up a bunch of titles. They haven't won anything in that time period.

    'Gutless ball surrendering'... :rolleyes:

    We've done **** all but box kick ourselves into oblivion since 2018.

    This is 2021.

    We're lashing a horse that was sent to the glue factory long ago. We should have been in rebuild mode after the most shameful of World Cups but nah, still the same weary, long passed their prime, players togging out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,742 ✭✭✭✭bilston


    Cameron Redpath looks like he is going to be a top player.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,586 ✭✭✭uptherebels


    Ironically, given the (justified) raving about Russell, he was a bit of a liability.

    He is like quade cooper, you never know what you are going to get, a piece of absolute brilliance or an absolute clanger.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,009 ✭✭✭joseywhales


    England in the churn now, just like us post 2018, they will have to adapt to the churn.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,774 ✭✭✭✭mfceiling


    Scotland winning it by doing only what Scotland can do. Absolutely brain dead decision with a minute left on the clock.

    Big Billy is exactly that....looked way out of shape. As I said earlier the Scottish forwards played a blinder. Little pull backs, holding on after rucks, lazy rolling away from rucks and just being general pricks. Played the ref perfectly.

    Well done Scotland. Any day that England are beaten is great. Any day that England are beaten and denied a chance of a grand slam is even better.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,474 ✭✭✭lawrencesummers


    The Scots just handed the French the Championship.


  • Registered Users Posts: 113 ✭✭topdecko


    Russell is so infuriating. He has glimpses of genius but often fails in the execution of the most basic skills. Delighted for the Scots though and Townsend for sticking to his attacking game. Some ferocious tackles today and makes things interesting from here...


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    dubrov wrote: »
    Completely wrong idea.
    They just had to run down another 30 seconds to close out the game.

    It was a great position for a drop goal and it would have put them two scores ahead.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭ Ava Short Griddlecake


    Well played Scotland, dominated from start to finish.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 Joma4good


    Hamish Watson always impresses, overshadowed Tom Curry who I thought would be Lions starter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,009 ✭✭✭joseywhales


    It was a great position for a drop goal and it would have put them two scores ahead.

    similar to gaa, I think you have to guarantee that your kick at least goes dead if you miss.

    That's like bare minimum, it must go dead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,965 ✭✭✭testtech05


    It was a great position for a drop goal and it would have put them two scores ahead.

    I thought it was a minute early going for the drop but ya have to say the pass put Russell in all sorts of bother, I think he tried to kick the ball away rather hang give away a penalty for holding on as he was outnumbered


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,742 ✭✭✭✭bilston


    The Scots just handed the French the Championship.

    Bit early to say that.

    Although I do fancy the French do it myself, but sure no one saw them losing to Scotland last year.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    The Scots just handed the French the Championship.

    We've beaten Italy by similar margins on numerous occasions of late. It was a good performance and France have improved a lot, but if we go well tomorrow and I have a sneaking suspicion we will - then I wouldn't have France more than a 50/50 coming over here.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,564 ✭✭✭RugbyLover123


    The Scots have very good players but their issue has always been getting some sort of consistency in getting results against the big teams. They played very well today but it would be so Scotland to back this up by losing to Italy.

    Russel is also vastly overrated. Does one good thing followed up by 20 brain farts. Wouldn’t want him anywhere near a Lions test team.


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    testtech05 wrote: »
    I thought it was a minute early going for the drop but ya have to say the pass put Russell in all sorts of bother, I think he tried to kick the ball away rather hang give away a penalty for holding on as he was outnumbered

    When he had to jump to gather the ball he should have forgotten about kicking it and looked to secure possession. But had he made the kick then England would have had absolutely no chance to win it and even if he bucked it wide England still had a long way to get into a scoring position.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,763 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Fair play to Scotland

    If we can get the win tomorrow it will make things very interesting


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,234 ✭✭✭✭Akrasia


    Itoje has been excellent when not giving away penalties. He's put in a huge amount of work but as I've said before - when the rest of the team isn't firing he looks a lot less effective.

    Itoje’s game is almost entirely based on pushing the offside line. Today the ref didn’t allow him to get away with it and he didn’t have a plan b


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,910 ✭✭✭Gwynplaine


    Who is the fella with the glasses on the panel?


  • Registered Users Posts: 193 ✭✭Rugby4568


    Ben Healy must be very tempted to play for Scotland now. Would be a smart move for him he’d be playing international rugby straight away and getting more game time and money with Glasgow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,234 ✭✭✭✭Akrasia


    England kicked the ball away way way too much. The wingers had close to zero possession

    Jones’ talk about Ireland being boring has been shown to be the sh1ttalk that we all know it was


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,729 ✭✭✭✭Pudsy33


    Gwynplaine wrote: »
    Who is the fella with the glasses on the panel?

    Ian McKinnley, formerly of Leinster and Italy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 193 ✭✭Rugby4568


    Pudsy33 wrote: »
    Ian McKinnley, formerly of Leinster and Italy.

    He has one eye


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,009 ✭✭✭joseywhales


    Rugby4568 wrote: »
    Ben Healy must be very tempted to play for Scotland now. Would be a smart move for him he’d be playing international rugby straight away and getting more game time and money with Glasgow.

    Because they beat England in one game?
    I mean come one, there are bigger reasons to play international rugby.


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