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Offline WilliamStanding

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3015 on: October 31, 2020, 11:26:52 PM »
Who won the six nations?




Offline WilliamStanding

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3016 on: October 31, 2020, 11:31:59 PM »
Itís a dangerous road to go down to allude England didnít deserve to win it, where do we draw the line on who deserved what from lockdown in any sport.
Do we scrutinise any 2021 winner as the end of 2020 wasnít really
Accurate performance?

History tells me England won the six nation 2020.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3017 on: October 31, 2020, 11:48:11 PM »
All feels a bit hollow. France were the best team I think.

I disagree, France were good but had a meltdown against scotland which cost them, in much the same way that we had a terrible half hour against France which cost us.

However I agree with VFL that they're putting together a very good team, Ollivon and Dupont are exceptional players.

On England, as I said during the game, when you can put out a 2nd row and back row with that much talent any team outside the top 5-6 in the world is going to struggle even if you're not fully firing. There's nothing flashy about it but Itoje, Curry and Underhill were all superb and for me all three were far above Youngs in the man of the match stakes, I was offended by him being chosen. I know he got 2 tries but him and Farrell just didn't work until Italy started getting tired and leaving gaps.

Special mention for Furbank who had a very solid game as well, I think he's growing into the role now and I'd stick with him there, the defensive cover when they nearly got in the corner was excellent to get over and get his body in the way to stop the italian getting a hand on the ball.

I hope Marchant gets some game time in the next few weeks because Joseph looks a spent force to me, he was terrible today, I'd have replaced him a lot earlier than Jones did.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3018 on: November 01, 2020, 12:03:15 AM »
Exponential post

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3019 on: November 01, 2020, 07:01:21 AM »
I was really impressed by France, there are loads of positives for them:

The 9 and 10 look excellent (Romain looks nothing like Emile Ntamack).

Their strength in depth.  They swapped out their front row after about 55-minutes and each new player was massive.  Itís the sort of thing England have been doing in recent years and it must be demoralising for countries like Ireland that just donít have the same pool of players.

Their collective discipline and togetherness.  Sean Edwards Seems to be getting the credit here.

Rugby is better when there is a strong France.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3020 on: November 01, 2020, 08:06:43 AM »
I donít think itís a particularly dangerous road - itís just my opinion that I think France were the best team this Six Nations. It doesnít change the fact England won the comp, but I think overall France played the better rugby.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3021 on: November 01, 2020, 08:14:30 AM »
I donít think itís a particularly dangerous road - itís just my opinion that I think France were the best team this Six Nations. It doesnít change the fact England won the comp, but I think overall France played the better rugby.

I agree with you, mate. They were definitely the most exciting team to watch,also.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2020, 09:30:07 AM by Axl Rose »

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3022 on: November 01, 2020, 08:31:01 AM »
Newcastle United were also exciting In 1996.

Winning titles is about being the best.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2020, 08:33:49 AM by WilliamStanding »

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3023 on: November 01, 2020, 09:05:00 AM »
If that French team keeps on developing as it has these past 12 months theyíll be a force to be reckoned with. Without doubt they played the better rugby across the drawn out tournament, quite how the managed to lose to Scotland is beyond me, sort out their ill discipline like they did second half and theyíll be a match for anyone.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3024 on: November 01, 2020, 09:29:24 AM »
Newcastle United were also exciting In 1996.

Winning titles is about being the best.


Thank you for pointing that out to me. But this is a rugby thread.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3025 on: November 08, 2020, 11:56:31 AM »
The autumn internationals are on Amazon Prime (with a few games on C4/S4C)

https://www.wheresthematch.com/autumn-nations-cup-on-tv/

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3026 on: November 14, 2020, 09:21:51 AM »
Blimey Argentina beat the All Blacks.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3027 on: November 14, 2020, 11:14:14 AM »
Blimey Argentina beat the All Blacks.

Iíve just finished watching the game. An immense performance from Argentina.

However, I canít remember seeing such a scrappy and Iíll disciplined performance from NZ.
If not for some very lenient refereeing, NZ could have had multiple players binned in the first half.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3028 on: November 14, 2020, 11:19:08 AM »
France v Fiji tomorrow is cancelled. Fiji got da Ďrona

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3029 on: November 14, 2020, 05:12:15 PM »
England won as comfortably as anyone would expect. Not sure why he felt the need to play Youngs and Farrell in it though, what realy benefit is there to give 2 of the most experienced players in the squad a game when there's no depth of experience in either position? What was the point on a centre playing on the wing when we already struggle picking 2 from 5-6 in those spots. Jones has done good things for England but some of his selection decisions have been shocking.

 


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