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Six Nations 2023 General Discussion

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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,954 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    That England kit is rotten.

    I can see what they were trying to do but it just looks like they had their bellies sliced up in a frenzied knife attack.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,994 ✭✭✭c.p.w.g.w


    So it was a maul, yet the ref never called maul...looks like England are going to get all the calls todays



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,193 ✭✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    Feeling this ref has decided England can do no wrong at the scrum, despite Italy rinsing them on the last one



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,100 ✭✭✭✭Losty Dublin


    Name one person, alive or dead, real or fictitious, that Jones doesn't hate.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,994 ✭✭✭c.p.w.g.w


    Should the ref not have to be able to speak the language of both sides



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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,100 ✭✭✭✭Losty Dublin


    Italy are awfully mundane here. Six or seven phases from the breakdown to the 10 and lose a metre, then another six or seven of pick and go and lose a metre rather than risk a contact ruck then give up and kick away possession then rinse repeat the phases after England sends them back to their 22. If they tied up a few forwards at the breakdown they'll find space to run, and they are good at that.



  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 8,038 ✭✭✭fitz


    Italy not a patch on their performance last week, and England reacting after the Scotland loss. Could be a long day if you're an Italian.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,404 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203


    That should be an Italy penalty. Obstruction is foul play



  • Registered Users Posts: 68,376 ✭✭✭✭FrancieBrady


    Italy have gone back to their basics. 😗 Which is very basic.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,994 ✭✭✭c.p.w.g.w


    Also surely itoje was pinning the Italian at the ruck...I really hope we don't get the ref in any of our games



  • Subscribers Posts: 41,432 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    English is the official language of the six nations



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,976 ✭✭✭Yeah_Right


    Haha. Now that it's been mentioned, I have heard of it but if you'd asked me about it yesterday, I'd have struggled to tell you who contested it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 260 ✭✭Strand1970


    Imagine paying 200 pounds to watch that game. Italy are really poor



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,994 ✭✭✭c.p.w.g.w


    Has itoje gotten away with 2 or 3 seatbelt tackles today already



  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 8,038 ✭✭✭fitz


    Much better from Italy and England didn't have much answer in defense.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,100 ✭✭✭✭Losty Dublin


    Well what do ya know. Italy suck up the contact, play ball to hand and the space was made. Shame the Limey's are 100 times better at it 😂



  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 8,038 ✭✭✭fitz


    Should have been a penalty against Farrell, he pawed at the face first.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,404 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203


    Italy getting raw deal with this ref



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,404 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203


    No arms from Genge ignored



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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,051 ✭✭✭✭Interested Observer




  • Registered Users Posts: 10,193 ✭✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    Ref missing obstruction at every English lineout when they set up the maul.



  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 8,038 ✭✭✭fitz


    I hate commentators refusing to use people's preferred names. It's Tomaso Allen, ffs, he hasn't gone by Tommy in years.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,193 ✭✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    Get in! Lovely try.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,100 ✭✭✭✭Losty Dublin


    An excellent running try for Italy and it was solid scrum that gave them the platform for it. Their ball on hand skills and open play running is excellent, once they try to run it.

    England might just kick at goal if they get a penalty in the next few minutes, if only for their comfort.



  • Registered Users Posts: 68,376 ✭✭✭✭FrancieBrady


    England have killed Italian momentum well but I’d like to see their defence against a better organised team. Looks a bit dodge



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,193 ✭✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    Ref has no shame, blowing the Italians up after he let England do the exact same earlier. Massively one-sided affair



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,994 ✭✭✭c.p.w.g.w


    it seems to be an all to familar affair in rugby these days...some of Willis's steals today would have been Italian penalties with different referee(especially the ref in the Wales & Irish game), he separated but for some ref's you need to have this massive over the top movement to show separation



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,994 ✭✭✭c.p.w.g.w


    lawrence not on his knee's there for that turnover? thought wasn't legal, thought you had to be your feet



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,193 ✭✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    Got to be massively disheartening for Italy, can't do anything right. England allowed to get away with murder, and he misses blatant infringements



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