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« on: February 04, 2012, 02:01:05 PM »
The Six Nations starts today. I really hope England do well this year. A very inexperainced team for England today at Scotland.
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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 06:58:53 PM »
Great win for England.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 09:31:22 PM »
Great win for England.

It was, but we was there for the taking. A better side than Scotland would have crucified us.

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 11:59:16 AM »
They would have done yes, Ireland v Wales should be intresting today.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 05:29:34 PM »
A great win for Wales right at the end.
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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 07:34:11 PM »
Quite an entertaining weekend.

Dan Parks has also announced his immediate retirement from international Rugby.

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Scotland stand-off Dan Parks has announced his immediate retirement from international rugby.

Parks made 67 appearances for Scotland and scored 266 points, including 17 drop-goals, a Scottish record.

"I was thinking about it but the first game of the Six Nations was against England and being able to play was huge for me," said the 33-year-old.

"On reflection, after talking it over with family, I've come to the decision that now is the right time to retire."

His decision to step down comes three days after making the mistake that gave England a match-winning try at Murrayfield.

Early in the second half, a clearing kick on his own line was charged down by Charlie Hodgson for the only touchdown in England's 13-6 victory .

"Jacko (Ruaridh Jackson) was injured and being able to play against England was huge for me as there was a sense of unfinished business," Parks added in a statement released by Scottish Rugby

"There are some really talented guys coming through - Jacko, Greig (Laidlaw) and Duncan (Weir) - and although I'm sad to be finishing my international career I have some fantastic memories of playing for Scotland and what that has meant to me.

"I've no regrets at what has been an amazing career for me. I've got my favourite moments for Scotland - uppermost being the 2007 Rugby World Cup."

Australian-born Parks will continue his club career with Cardiff Blues.

And Scotland scrum-half Mike Blair reckons his presence will be missed at international level.

"The reaction of all the guys when Parksy announced his retirement said it all - stunned silence and emotion," said Blair.

"Dan is a hugely popular and respected member of the squad and his contribution to some of Scotland's most famous victories cannot be underestimated."

Head coach Andy Robinson did not select Parks in his first squad in 2009 but the former Glasgow Warriors playmaker fought his way back to play starring roles in wins against Argentina and South Africa.

He picked up three man-of-the-match awards during the 2010 Six Nations but went to last year's World Cup behind Jackson in the pecking order as Robinson tried to foster a more expansive game plan.

Robinson added: "I have really enjoyed working with Dan. He wasn't in my first Scotland squads, but through his own determination, hard work, skill and competitive spirit he forced his way back into selection.

"It's never an easy decision to make, but I feel Dan has made the right decision and thank him for his contribution over the years."

Parks is the third long-serving Scot to retire following a disappointing World Cup campaign, after Nathan Hines and Chris Paterson
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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 07:39:51 PM »
I didn't see any of the opening games but it seems a very strange time to hang up your boots after one game of a tournament.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 08:18:54 PM »
I only saw the highlights of the Wales-Ireland match, and the second half of the Scotland-England match, but I think Wales could win it this year. Maybe not a Grand Slam, as I don't know how France are doing, but speaking to a Welsh friend of mine, he was saying that Ireland would be the toughest test and they won, so who knows.
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 08:51:17 PM »
think wales will be the overall champions.
france can ebat anyone on their day but can also lose to anyone.

England looked very weak against scotland probably finish 3rd or 4th
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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 09:24:51 PM »
It was, but we was there for the taking. A better side than Scotland would have crucified us.
True, but Scotland always raise their game against us. For an inexperienced side this was a great result, and hopefully the start of a new era.

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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 10:56:35 PM »
I'm a Welshman and don't mind saying that I have never seen anyone do anything more stupid than the Bradley Davies tip tackle. He should be banned for a year, no excuse.

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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2012, 04:00:14 PM »
Come on England, quite a lot of snow on the pitch today.
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2012, 05:47:49 PM »
England winning 19-15
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2012, 05:51:02 PM »
ive tried wacthing rugby loads of times, but i just cant get into it, its so slow, its pretty boring
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2012, 05:56:31 PM »
Great turnaround from England losing 12-6 at one point.
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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2012, 04:53:57 PM »
England winning 9-6 at half time.
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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2012, 07:22:10 PM »
I thought that was a last minute try.Ive seen the replays and I feel we have been robbed. Wether or not we would have kicked the tough conversion to get the draw is another matter but id at least have hoped we had a chance to get it. Instead the video ref bottled it and said no try.
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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2012, 09:26:17 AM »
For the video ref to give it there had to be 100% proof that he touched it down which was not there.
Wales dug out a win from one opportunist moment as all teams need to do on occasions. Good display by England.

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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2019, 09:56:09 PM »
Wales have come from 16-0 down to beat France 24-19 in Paris in the opening match of the 2019 Six Nations Championship
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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2019, 11:50:51 PM »
Ah the wrong type of egg chasing.... for entertainment see Saints Wigan last night.
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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2019, 11:52:28 PM »
Talk about a game of 2 halves, fair play to the Welsh but what a collapse by the French? Funny old game egg chasing
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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2019, 01:33:20 AM »
Whilst that was going on, I was at my first Hull derby for Rugby League, saw my team Hull Fc  lose to a try 20 seconds from the end. Interesting experience being sat in the Rovers end!

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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2019, 11:22:36 AM »
My plan was to have the derby Preston game, wales france game and the hull league derby on different devices, but settled in the end for the union.

France threw it away, quite literally. They don't seem to be able to get back to 90's/early 2000's France. Wales ground out the win. Home games against Ireland, Scotland and England now. Could they win the championships? I really hope not.

Expect our grand slam hopes to go down the swanny this weekend.
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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2019, 05:46:18 PM »
HT

Ireland 10-17 England
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« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2019, 06:10:04 PM »
55 mins
Ireland 13-17 England
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« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2019, 06:17:39 PM »
60 mins
England (Owen Farrell) misses a penalty
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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2019, 06:25:53 PM »
66 mins
Ireland 13-22 England
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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2019, 06:31:16 PM »
70 mins
Penalty - Ireland 13-25 England (Owen Farrell)
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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2019, 06:40:18 PM »
Ireland 13-32 England
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« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2019, 06:52:06 PM »
FT: Ireland 20-32 England
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« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2019, 07:03:01 PM »
Brilliant win in Ireland's back yard,remember Ireland are/were potentially number 1 in world.
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« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2019, 05:05:32 PM »
England stun France!

England 44-8 France
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« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2019, 05:14:59 PM »
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Italy 15-26 Wales

Big game coming up on 23rd February, could be the decider this early in the Six Nations
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« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2019, 08:40:22 PM »
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Italy 15-26 Wales

Big game coming up on 23rd February, could be the decider this early in the Six Nations
On form so far in this competition, Wales will have to up their game massively against England.

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« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2019, 11:25:14 PM »
England stun France!

England 44-8 France

Was it really a stun?

France have been ordinary for some time judging by what i’ve Seen
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« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2019, 02:10:20 AM »
Sh1te. In proper egg chasing Saints scored an 80th minute try to beat Wakefield in a game tied up at 18 all.
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« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2019, 10:34:25 AM »
Was it really a stun?

France have been ordinary for some time judging by what i’ve Seen

Yes, you are right about France's indifferent form in recent times. But I would point out that Six Nations title contenders, Wales, only beat them by a 5 point margin when they met recently.

Also, the fact that England's 44 score on Sunday, a margin of victory of 36 points, was our highest score against France in over 100 years. You only had to look at French faces after such a hefty defeat to see they were stunned, in my opinion  :)
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« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2019, 11:12:09 AM »
looking forward to the next game, really been impressed with our play this year.
we have to take the game to Wales exactly the same way we did to Ireland.
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« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2019, 11:23:52 AM »
I wish all footballers could respect officials the way rugby players do. In one of my local pubs, owned by a former a former player, is  a sign that reads, "Footballers spend 90 minutes pretending to be hurt, while rugby players spend 80 minutes  pretending not to be hurt." Can you imagine a footballer having to address the referee as "SIR"

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« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2019, 12:22:04 PM »
Sh1te. In proper egg chasing Saints scored an 80th minute try to beat Wakefield in a game tied up at 18 all.

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« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2019, 06:57:28 PM »
Well i was going to post that England had spectacularly bottled it after being 31-7 up then going 38- 31 down they hit back at the death to draw 38-38.

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« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2019, 07:51:50 PM »
Well i was going to post that England had spectacularly bottled it after being 31-7 up then going 38- 31 down they hit back at the death to draw 38-38.

I mean it surely still goes down as a bottling surely? What a pathetic second half performance. Surely raises questions about Jones' future given this has happened a few times and seems to be getting more spectacular each time.

I think he'll be saved by the fact it's a world cup year and they won't want to change the coach with so little time before the world cup.

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« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2019, 08:50:14 PM »
.....and well done Wales  ;D

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« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2019, 09:47:57 PM »
Wales winning the six nations, and basically being the best team in the Northern Hemisphere at the moment, suggests the World Cup will stay in the Southern Hemisphere this year.

Wales always perform their best when playing in Europe, and fold against the Kiwi's (or weirdly the Fijians).

England showed they lack any consistency. Like Wales there is no chance we will beat New Zealand, although I wouldn't be shocked if we beat Wales later this year.

Ireland looked the hemisphere's best chance, but after this tournament and their performances vs us, Wales and even Italy, they will be lucky to win their group.
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« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2019, 11:10:48 PM »
Wales winning the six nations, and basically being the best team in the Northern Hemisphere at the moment, suggests the World Cup will stay in the Southern Hemisphere this year.

Wales always perform their best when playing in Europe, and fold against the Kiwi's (or weirdly the Fijians).

England showed they lack any consistency. Like Wales there is no chance we will beat New Zealand, although I wouldn't be shocked if we beat Wales later this year.

Ireland looked the hemisphere's best chance, but after this tournament and their performances vs us, Wales and even Italy, they will be lucky to win their group.
I'll give you New Zealand but haven't lost to Fiji since the 2007 world cup before Gatland came in. I think there will be one or two better sides than Wales though...well New Zealand, possibly South Africa and certainly not ruling England out.

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« Reply #45 on: March 16, 2019, 11:17:31 PM »
Back to the real egg chasing, and Saints extended their 100% record at the top of Super League with a dominating 28 point win over Huddersfield.  :D
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« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2019, 12:29:16 PM »
I'll give you New Zealand but haven't lost to Fiji since the 2007 world cup before Gatland came in. I think there will be one or two better sides than Wales though...well New Zealand, possibly South Africa and certainly not ruling England out.

The evidence from this six nations suggests it's a shoot out between New Zealand and South Africa for me. They are in the same group so we will get an early indication and I expect they will rematch in the final.

Wales could get to the final but they will likely have to beat South Africa or England in the quarter finals and Ilmaybe Ireland in the semi's which is a horrible route.
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