Six nations, 2010

#1
Yes, yes, I ask this every year on Arrse, I know....So, who's going to win the 6 Nations?

Will Mark Lieveremont finally stop messing about with different French teams every week and sort out a winner?

Are the Paddies unstoppable? (er, yes I think so, after watching Munster and Leinster lately).

Will Wales get their sh!t together once the injured big names are back? (I don't think so, sadly, being a Welshman).

England? Er....let's move on....or is it time for Martin Johnson to move on?

Are the eyeties completely shot without Parisse?

Can the porridge wogs pull off more shock defeats like knocking Aus down this autumn?

Wot do YOU think?
 
#2
I reckon no grand slam winner's this time,but i reckon it'll end up like this ?

1: England.

2: Ireland.

3: France.

4: Wales.

5: Scotland.

6: Italy.
 

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#3
codbutt said:
Yes, yes, I ask this every year on Arrse, I know....So, who's going to win the 6 Nations?

Will Mark Lieveremont finally stop messing about with different French teams every week and sort out a winner? No its not in his nature!

Are the Paddies unstoppable? (er, yes I think so, after watching Munster and Leinster lately). Yes

Will Wales get their sh!t together once the injured big names are back? (I don't think so, sadly, being a Welshman). No

England? Er....let's move on....or is it time for Martin Johnson to move on? MJ is a liability - if he stays then England are hamstrung

Are the eyeties completely shot without Parisse? Yes

Can the porridge wogs pull off more shock defeats like knocking Aus down this autumn? But of course :wink:
Wot do YOU think?
I do have a slight bias :wink:
 

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#4
Nulli_Boy said:
I reckon no grand slam winner's this time,but i reckon it'll end up like this ?

1: England. Ireland

2: Ireland. Wales

3: France. France

4: Wales. England (may share or swap place with France)

5: Scotland. Daccord

6: Italy. Daccord
 
#5
I think the main competition will be between Ireland and Wales, Jocks and Italians will be fighting each other for the wooden spoon although i do feel those in the lighter blue will come out with it, France and England sitting in the beige area that is the centre two positions on the table.

Could be another good contest like last year, but knowing the Irish team they will go out cocky, being the favorites and get their arses handed to them, due to the fact theyre over confident and by the time theyve copped on to themselfs theyre out of the running (Almost happened leinster yesterday playing ulters u7's reserve team!)
 
#6
I'd say Ireland, but only just. They have three home fixtures in 2010 as opposed to only two this year, however their two away games are England and France.

No Grand Slam, will lose away to France, but take the championship on PD.
 
#8
Having watched a load of the Magners league, the ERC and the Autumn internationals, plus the fact Johnno is not the right man for the job I think it'll be:

1. France
2. Ireland
3. England
4. Scotland
5. Wales
6. Italy

Italy just don't have the strength in depth to be a threat this year, Wales are playing dire both at International and Domestic level. The Irish will believe their own hype at beating a very tired and battered Bok side (c'mon both Sarries and the Tigers beat them).

England are hung up on winning games now and not looking to 2011. That and the fact the England camp seems to playing silly buggers. And Andy Robinson seems to have put his period in charge of England behind him and seems to get the best out of his players. Every chance though they could finish the other way about.
 

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#9
I hope for three wins for Scotland. both home games and Rome.

1. France
2. Ireland
3. Scotland
4. England
5. Wales
6. Italy

France and Ireland equal on points no team to get a Grand Slam or a Triple.
 
#10
Wales to win the triple crown and the six nations. This has been all done before. Wales have the best players and they have had the kick up the ass during the AIs. Laugh all you want gents ( like you've done before) but watch this space in a few months . Now waiting for " the guru " to talk his usual anti- welsh pro English rubbish .
 
#11
1. Ireland on PD (loss to France)
2. France (loss to England) - they're destined to start 'clicking' at some point
3= England (loss to Ireland and Wales) - lack of leadership on and off the park
3= Wales (beating Italy, Scotland and England) - lack of playing direction will still impact this championship
5. Italy (if Parisse is fit)
6. Scotland (will lose to Italy again if Parisse is playing) - the Aussie bubble will be well and truly burst.
 
#12
whingeingpom said:
1. Ireland on PD (loss to France)
2. France (loss to England) - they're destined to start 'clicking' at some point
3= England (loss to Ireland and Wales) - lack of leadership on and off the park
3= Wales (beating Italy, Scotland and England) - lack of playing direction will still impact this championship
5. Italy (if Parisse is fit)
6. Scotland (will lose to Italy again if Parisse is playing) - the Aussie bubble will be well and truly burst.
A little research hurts no-one :roll:
 
#13
France: You never can tell.
Scotland: Going to surprise some maybe.
Ireland: Getting too old?
Italy: When their brains equal their brawn - who knows?
Wales: The Welsh 2nd or 3rd XV will struggle I think.
England: Holy cow! Some top forwards and a bunch of 'no-hopers' in the backs.

With the revelation of Brian Moore's angst my thoughts turned to an English pack that was something else:

Probyn - Moore - Leonard
Dooley - Ackford
Skinner or Teague - 'DEANO' - Winterbottom or Back

Now that pack was something else - fearsome - frightening and I'm bloody Welsh!!
 
#14
tally_target said:
Wales to win the triple crown and the six nations. This has been all done before. Wales have the best players and they have had the kick up the ass during the AIs. Laugh all you want gents ( like you've done before) but watch this space in a few months . Now waiting for " the guru " to talk his usual anti- welsh pro English rubbish .
Don't want to let you down. I think that the injurys to Shanklin and the rest might cause an issue. I think that England WILL do better than people think, as many of the injuries that caused a poor AI are over, and the likes of Armitage, Flutey et al coming back can only strengthen the side.

Ireland have had their grand day out. France, dunno, it all depends who turns up. Scotland and Italy not to trouble the scorers, but the Sweaties will be up for the England game, especially with Robinson at the helm. Let's hope that he's as sh1te when he was ballsing up England.

lsquared said:
With the revelation of Brian Moore's angst my thoughts turned to an English pack that was something else
Strangely, I was talking with Brian's wife today. They are greatly heartened by the support being shown and I MIGHT have talked him into coming to the Army Navy R Signals tent for a cheeky pint....
 
#15
A bit late guru, No 6 nations would right without some Wales / England abuse. Wales are weak in the Centre at the moment and we need to bin Andy Powell at No 8 as everyone knows his game. I really dont know about this 6 nations however being a welshman Im ever the optimist.
 
#16
as an irishman im dreamin of another slam but i cant see it. we never make a good favourite. we are underdogs and thats the way we like it. but i still reckon we can nick the championship from wales or france. every1 else are just also rans
 

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#18
fairy_nuff said:
Ireland to win but watch out for Italy could provide a few shocks IMHO
They do improve every year. Was there not some talk of their top couple of teams joining the Magner's League?

That level of constant high level rugby would improve them no end (well the ones not already playing for French/UK clubs)
 
#19
tally_target said:
A bit late guru, No 6 nations would right without some Wales / England abuse. Wales are weak in the Centre at the moment and we need to bin Andy Powell at No 8 as everyone knows his game. I really dont know about this 6 nations however being a welshman Im ever the optimist.
Weak in the centre? Jamie Roberts, Tom Shanklin, Jonathan Davies, James Hook, Andrew Bishop. How weak is that? Admittedly it would be better if Henson was psychologically all there, although I'm not sure he ever will be.

I agree about Andy Powell. He is a one trick pony. I have been hoping in recent games that I may have detected more to him, although I suspect that I am hopelessly deluded. He loses it it far too often in contact, which, for a back row player is pretty rubbish.

Even so, I am confident for the coming season. As for England, I really do not think that Martin Johnson has anything to offer. He is not a coach, he has little imagination and he has few oratorical powers. What does he bring to the England team?

Cymru am byth! Come on Wales!
 
#20
Zoot said:
I'd say Ireland, but only just. They have three home fixtures in 2010 as opposed to only two this year, however their two away games are England and France.

No Grand Slam, will lose away to France, but take the championship on PD.
I'm with Zoot.
 

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