Well spotted Nige
We were always taught that as you caught the ball, you had to plant a heel in the pitch, thereby creating the ‘mark’, and yell ‘Mark’ at the same time.Returning to something I was banging on about a few days ago - things that annoy me about the modern game. The modern law of calling a mark. It used to be that you had to be stood still, two feet on the ground - which meant a lot if you had eight hairy-arsed opposition forwards thundering towards you. Now you can call it in the air, on one foot, on the run, or, like that Irish player at the end of the half there, sliding along on the ground. It’s ridiculous. You just have to catch the ball and you get a free kick. Bring back the old law.
Oh I dont think Wales will win by that much... maybe a couple of points in itEngland should wrap this up fairly comfortably in the second half. After what Ireland did to Wales the other day, I’m not looking forward to the Wales v England game next week. It’s likely to be an entirely one sided hammering.
That was actually a better performance than I expected, especially down at the Rec.Well done to Newcastle of their first win on return
CV i was thinking the same thing .That was actually a better performance than I expected, especially down at the Rec.
Hope Toonie wasn't watching that one because god forbid Scotland pick an abrassive, ball carrying No8 who knows where the opposition try line is