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Rugby - Six Nations

Postby Hams » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:40 pm

The Six Nations rugby kicks off on
Friday night with Wales taking on England at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff.

Fixtures

4 Feb, 19:45 Wales v England Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, WAL
5 Feb, 14:30 Italy v Ireland Stadio Flaminio, Rome, ITA
5 Feb, 17:00 France v Scotland Stade de France, Paris Saint-Denis, FRA
12 Feb, 14:30 England v Italy Twickenham, London, ENG
12 Feb, 17:00 Scotland v Wales Murrayfield, Edinburgh, SCO
13 Feb, 15:00 Ireland v France Aviva Stadium, Dublin, IRL
26 Feb, 14:30 Italy v Wales Stadio Flaminio, Rome, ITA
26 Feb, 17:00 England v France Twickenham, London, ENG
27 Feb, 15:00 Scotland v Ireland Murrayfield, Edinburgh, SCO
12 Mar, 14:30 Italy v France Stadio Flaminio, Rome, ITA
12 Mar, 17:00 Wales v Ireland Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, WAL
13 Mar, 15:00 England v Scotland Twickenham, London, ENG
19 Mar, 14:30 Scotland v Italy Murrayfield, Edinburgh, SCO
19 Mar, 17:00 Ireland v England Aviva Stadium, Dublin, IRL
19 Mar, 19:45 France v Wales Stade de France, Paris Saint-Denis, FRA

Please feel free to discuss any of the games and results here as the tournament progresses.

Come on England!
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Postby Hoop45 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:22 am

Yeah looking forward to it as always, probably international Rugby's most entertaining tournament in my opinion. Probably because I myself am English and one half of my family is Irish and the other half Welsh! Always used to provide some decent banter with the granfolks!

No favourites really this year, I think we are stronger and can certainly challenge, would it be fair to say Axe that the Irish are looking a little weaker than they have done in the recent past? Always hard to look past the French as well in this tournament.

Would expect the Jocks and the Italians to be battling for the wooden spoon as ever!

Will unfortunately be missing England's big opener with the Taffies, Reading are at home to QPR on Friday night!
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Postby Hams » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:48 am

A great start for England tonight winning 26-19 away in Wales.

The Welsh began the game well in the first 10 minutes but couldn't keep it up.

Although Chris Ashton scored 2 tries the man of the match was correctly called as Toby Flood.

I thought it was a disgrace when the Welsh fans booed Johnny Wilkinson when he came on in the second half.

As the commentator said he has achieved everything there is in rugby and didn't deserve that treatment.

England have 3 home games now at Twickenham and are in a great position to win the Six nations after this victory.
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Postby J-Axe » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:05 am

Wales started strongly but England just took to their game so well and once the first gap opened for Flood, quite easily I might say, then Wales were always under the pressure.

Excellent atmosphere BTW. Think that's a fantastic stadium.

Let's hope it's a comprehensive stuffing tomorrow when we take on Italy. :)
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Postby Conaldinho » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:51 pm

Good close match but the French have come out on top again, we really should have won it with that break right at the end but Cronin knocked-on at the vital moment so it wasn't to be.

An encouraging performance but England are looking good as well so it looks like we'll be battling for 3rd this year
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Postby Hoop45 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:18 pm

Yeah I agree, it was a good, entertaining game that went right down to the wire.

For those who didn't see it, it ended Ireland 22-25 France.

Errors from Ireland were the crucial factor in the end. The French only ran in one try during the eighty minutes, but kept the scoreboard ticking over nicely with penalty after penalty kicked by the two scrum halves. Ireland had a huge amount of ball in hand and always looked dangerous, and you wouldn't have bet against them to just nick the game as they rallied late on.

The game in Dublin between Ireland and England on the final weekend now unfortunately won't be a grand slam decider, what occasion that would have been! Huge significance is now placed on the game between England and France at Twickenham a week on Saturday, and whoever wins that is likely to take the whole thing.

From watching the French today I think we can beat them, but it will be tough. The key for us will be to absolutely avoid the indisciplined errors made by the Irish today. Easy penalties have totally killed us in recent times, so discipline is the key. If we can stay focused, disciplined keep the silly mistakes to a minimum and keep playing the modern rugby we have been then we certainly have a chance.
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Postby Hams » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:55 am

Todays Results

12 Mar, 14:30 Italy 22 - 21 France Stadio Flaminio, Rome, ITA
12 Mar, 17:00 Wales 19 - 13 Ireland Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, WAL

What an incredible and historic victory for Italy against France today :lol:

I managed to catch some of the game in Cardiff between Wales and Ireland.

I don't think the Irish were very happy with that try Wales scored from the line out.

TV replays showed that it was done with a different ball and that is meant to be against the rules?

If England can defeat the old enemy Scotland on Sunday we'll be well on the way to doing the Grand Slam!
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Postby Hams » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:56 am

13 Mar, 15:00 England 22 - 16 Scotland Twickenham, London, ENG

I managed to watch the 2nd half and it was a very scrappy affair right until the end!

England only scored one try thanks to Tom Croft and were made to work hard by Scotland who deserve praise for their efforts.

Table


Pl W D L PF PA +/- Pts
1 England 4 4 0 0 124 57 67 8
2 Wales 4 3 0 1 86 61 25 6
3 France 4 2 0 2 89 82 7 4
4 Ireland 4 2 0 2 69 73 -4 4
5 Italy 4 1 0 3 62 117 -55 2
6 Scotland 4 0 0 4 61 101 -40 0

Final Fixtures

19 Mar, 14:30 Scotland v Italy Murrayfield, Edinburgh, SCO
19 Mar, 17:00 Ireland v England Aviva Stadium, Dublin, IRL
19 Mar, 19:45 France v Wales Stade de France, Paris Saint-Denis, FRA

England go to Dublin then looking for one more victory to win the grand slam and the six nations!

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