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#1
I think I am watching the match of the season.

The Irish are playing rugby as if they had no cares in the world, throwing the ball around like a sevens match, big smiles and sublime skill. D'Arcy is fantastic.

46-12 and 15mins to go. Money must be moving towards an Ireland Championship win
 
#2
And coming up to half time, it looked a little in the balance. Ireland were playing with a little too much flair.
But their backs are as good as any in the world and keeping the ball on the move and away from the strong Italian pack has proved very fruitful. What odds on Scotland beating France and England beating the Welsh by 40 odd....;-)
 
#3
A shame about the end

51-24 to Ireland and they gave away a soft try at the end. Great match though

France now need to win by 24 points to win the Championship. On the Scots!
 

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#5
2 excellent and exciting games this afternoion. I hope this last one is not a let down.

Come on Wales!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Well - maybe a draw :thumleft: )
 
#6
30 mins gone and England 0 - 15 Wales. WTF!
 
#7
in_the_cheapseats said:
A shame about the end

51-24 to Ireland and they gave away a soft try at the end. Great match though

France now need to win by 24 points to win the Championship. On the Scots!
The Championship victors - morally - are Oireland. The best, most stylish players in the series. The system for awarding the Championship is based on a soulless counting of points, with no allowances for sheer flair. :thumbdown:

But a satisfactory weekend all the same - an Oirish victory in the Jamaican cricket, and a solid trouncing of the Eyetalians. :thumright:

O to be in Rome - or Jamaica - for tonight's party/ies! :numberone:

Pass that other case of Guinness, Mulligan . . .
 
#8
caubeen said:
in_the_cheapseats said:
A shame about the end

51-24 to Ireland and they gave away a soft try at the end. Great match though

France now need to win by 24 points to win the Championship. On the Scots!
The Championship victors - morally - are Oireland. The best, most stylish players in the series. The system for awarding the Championship is based on a soulless counting of points, with no allowances for sheer flair. :thumbdown:

But a satisfactory weekend all the same - an Oirish victory in the Jamaican cricket, and a solid trouncing of the Eyetalians. :thumright:

O to be in Rome - or Jamaica - for tonight's party/ies! :numberone:

Pass that other case of Guinness, Mulligan . . .
Boll0cks.
 

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#9
Now now. Just because your lot are getting your arses handed to you on a plate there's no need for such bitterness.
 
#10
Oi was as bouncin' in me seat at the way the Jocks let dem Frogs snatch a victory! Moi Italian wife socked it to me with: "Ma sfortunamente, i francesi hanno vinto!" (loosely translated as: 'but unfortunately, the fückin' shoite Frogs won").

Still, we garnered the Triple Crown (as is our wont) and the next 6 Nations is ours - guaranteed!

MsG
 
#11
Sixty said:
Now now. Just because your lot are getting your arses handed to you on a plate there's no need for such bitterness.
I think the bitterness is from Seamus here. Points make prizes.

England were poor again today. All those who were calling for Flood to play today were proved wrong. He choked. All he has achieved today is to mae up Brian Ashtons mind to go with Jonny when fit.

Congrats to Wales, you fully deserved to win today. But to go in two seasons from Grand Slam winners to a team that thinks it has achieved something because they beat a poor England team need to re-assess.

Hook did well, but from an English perspective, Martin Corry was immense, just a shame that the other seven, with the possible exception of Rees couldn't step up.

And whoever said Shaun Perry was International class, was talking out of his hoop.
 
#12
the_guru said:
Sixty said:
Now now. Just because your lot are getting your arses handed to you on a plate there's no need for such bitterness.
I think the bitterness is from Seamus here. Points make prizes.

England were poor again today. All those who were calling for Flood to play today were proved wrong. He choked. All he has achieved today is to mae up Brian Ashtons mind to go with Jonny when fit.

Congrats to Wales, you fully deserved to win today. But to go in two seasons from Grand Slam winners to a team that thinks it has achieved something because they beat a poor England team need to re-assess.

Hook did well, but from an English perspective, Martin Corry was immense, just a shame that the other seven, with the possible exception of Rees couldn't step up.

And whoever said Shaun Perry was International class, was talking out of his hoop.
No, mate - they weren't even that good. They were crap. No scope, no ideas (after Catt went off) and did not deserve to win. The only players who were up to international standard were Catt and robinson and I can't see them staying much longer.

England have to find a play maker soon; if they don't, it'll be an embarrassing time over the nect couple of seasons and at the World Cup.
 
#13
Agree absolutely....for a 'new' team full of youngsters a couple of the 'old boys' (Catt/Robinson) were the important ones in the first half - they looked a lot weaker team once Catt went off.

Hook is quite something though -- but I don't think any of the tri-nations teams will have seen anything to worry them overly this summer
 
#14
the_guru said:
I think the bitterness is from Seamus here. Points make prizes.

England were poor again today. All those who were calling for Flood to play today were proved wrong. He choked. All he has achieved today is to mae up Brian Ashtons mind to go with Jonny when fit.
Fcuk off! You know fcuk all about Union. :roll:

Still maintain that Andy Farrell is a good union player as well?
 

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#15
the_matelot said:
the_guru said:
I think the bitterness is from Seamus here. Points make prizes.

England were poor again today. All those who were calling for Flood to play today were proved wrong. He choked. All he has achieved today is to mae up Brian Ashtons mind to go with Jonny when fit.
Fcuk off! You know fcuk all about Union. :roll:

Still maintain that Andy Farrell is a good union player as well?
Matelot, really. How dare you criticise the doyen of English rugby commentary- i.e. the guru. Is not the anagram of the guru "Get it up ye, yah Engerlish barsteward" or words to that effect?

I only hope that when the World Cup kicks off that Moore/Butler will have been fecked off at the high-port. They must be the worst commentators ever to crawl out of the BBC woodwork.

Back to the point of this, and previous post, guru, how much are you betting on Engerland raising the World Cup agin this year?
 
#16
It certainly was. Caught most of the second half of the Irish match after legging it home from the parade in town with the kids. Since France beat us I think it was a just result in the end. My wife is now grateful that it is over for another year!
 
#18
England were crap,Wales were ace. Shame they didnt perform like that against the rest of the 6 nations. Glad Hooky got a start at out half instead of SJ . Roll on the world cup.Not that Wales will win ,it would be just great to hear ''the_guru'' spout off my bollacks.

The guru were you one of your regimental team that played uncontested scrums last wednesday then loaded the pack with back row? .Dodgy buggers !
 
#19
the_matelot said:
the_guru said:
I think the bitterness is from Seamus here. Points make prizes.

England were poor again today. All those who were calling for Flood to play today were proved wrong. He choked. All he has achieved today is to mae up Brian Ashtons mind to go with Jonny when fit.
Fcuk off! You know fcuk all about Union. :roll:

Still maintain that Andy Farrell is a good union player as well?
Ha ha, you arrse.
You bitter cnut. Flood didn't cut it. England were sh1te, Corry was the only member of the pack to turn up. Wales deserved fully to win. Wilkinson is STILL Englands best No 10. There is no issue there. England will not win the World Cup and will be lucky to get past the Quarter Final. I will now bow to the World Encyclopaedia of Rugby Union to rebutt those points.

Tool.
 
#20
Would have been nice to have seen Ireland get the title instead of France, especially as it was St Patricks day.

BT.
 

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