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Six Nations 2023 General Discussion



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,358 ✭✭✭✭fullstop

    There was a forward pass in the lead up to that try, surely?

  • Subscribers Posts: 41,429 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat

    England Wales throwing up the boring kick fest which was predicted

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    Watson back for England adds a lot to them. I think when he's at his best, he's a starting Lion calibre winger and he's a big improvement over their alternatives.

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    Something really frustrating as you watch this boring, Tier 2, kick fest between England and Wales here to remember that it's likely one of these two teams will be a Rugby World Cup semi finalist later this year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 341 ✭✭bingobango12

    Some pretty terrible rugby on show. Owen Williams looking an upgrade on how Bigger has played in the past two weeks.

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  • Subscribers Posts: 41,429 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat

    Wales can't get their centres into the game at all.... And when the get within 10 meters of the English line they look brainless.

    They're carrying AWJ as a passenger. Falateu is as class as ever

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,810 ✭✭✭Xander10

    Wales on

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,352 ✭✭✭✭ednwireland

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,343 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00

    Apart from the first 10 minutes of the second half, this is like watching paint dry

  • Subscribers Posts: 41,429 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat

    Two coaches from the jurrassic age.

    Turgid boring stuff

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,101 ✭✭✭Dick phelan

    Two poor teams awful boring game

  • Registered Users Posts: 167 ✭✭Hodges

    Strange penalty advantage call there; England kicked over for a long distance chase but the Wales grounding leads to advantage over and a drop out when a kick at goal would have their win sealed. A try resulted shortly after the restart; perhaps the ref just wanted to put the game out of it's misery 🤓

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,728 ✭✭✭Dillonb3

    Another miss from Farrell. His kicking is miles off

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,084 ✭✭✭✭Clegg

    The final Wales and England attacks were brutal. Shipping from touchline to touchline with very penetration or gain line success. Not much in the way of subtlety or decoy work either.

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    As poor as they've been, I still think England will be very dangerous for us on Day 5 of this championship and will be a force come RWC time.

    They're playing an incredibly limited and boring style of play. But it's not remotely surprising given how little time their coach has had with the team.

    They still have a lot of quality, and are playing a kind of simple, low risk knock-out style that will keep them in close games.

    I'm not saying they've been remotely impressive in this Championship by any means, but I still wouldn't take them for granted.

  • Administrators Posts: 53,701 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭awec

    I think this England team will cause us less problems than Italy did today tbh. We'll deal with their turgid play no bother.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,728 ✭✭✭Dillonb3

    Wales were bad. They're fortunate they have 2 favourable fixtures in their opening world cup pool games.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,893 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    They do have Fiji in one of them and would be quite welsh like if they lost to them....

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,022 ✭✭✭Cosmo Kramer

    It really was like going back in time watching that Wales v England game. Reminded me how many poor games there were in the 6 Nations 10 to 15 years ago.

    The next round of games could be the best round of the Championship though. None of the fixtures look entirely clear cut, with Scotland and England both at home against Ireland and France. You can't rule out a home win in either game.

    Italy v Wales is a massive game for both teams now, Italy may start as favourites for the first time in a 6 Nations game in who knows how long. It will feel like a big step backwards for them at this point if they can't beat that Wales team at home.

    It will be interesting to see the reaction in Wales if they lose all five games. Especially after the way they went after Pivac last year (he seemed to be quite enjoying himself in the BBC studio today). Too much of the commentary in Wales is still about selection and setup, as though the players are there but are not being selected. The penny doesn't seem to have quite dropped yet in terms of where they have fallen to. They're quite an insular, parochial bunch at times so, despite his previous success, I can see them turning on Gatland at the latest outsider to scapegoat before the year is out.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,920 ✭✭✭✭stephen_n

    Their backrow will cause us problems at the breakdown.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,069 ✭✭✭Brief_Lives

    I suppose, Allez Les Bleus, for today...

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,947 ✭✭✭realhorrorshow

    Scotland had no answer to the power there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,069 ✭✭✭Brief_Lives

    nope... trundle trundle trundle

  • Registered Users Posts: 431 ✭✭Vital Transformation

    Could be a long afternoon for Scotland seeing how easily France were breaking the gainline there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,403 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203

    Red card

  • Administrators Posts: 53,701 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭awec

    Red all day.

    Game ruined. Shame.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,947 ✭✭✭realhorrorshow

    Seemed like a clear strategy to kick to Jelonch and smash him to tire out the French workhorse, has massively backfired.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,403 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203

    Ritchie trying to argue that. Gilchrist had his arm down by his side, Owen Farrell special

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,243 ✭✭✭tanko

    Hopefully incompetent, clueless, biased Wayne Barnes is watching this, he might learn something.

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

    Stupid from Gilchrist. The medic did very well in insisting the ref sent Jelonch off for the HIA.

    On a side note Showtime Jr is the exact type of person to wear a suit jacket, a closed suit jacket at that whilst sitting down.