Six Nations 2019

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No idea if this is here somewhere, and if so im sorry. Also cant see the rugby thread any more. Any way France last night had a good 16-0 lead only to do a typical of last decade French thing.....and lose. Fair play to Wales, but France should have built on that lead and one that one. Wales will take heart from playing so so and getting a good away win at the end of the day.

Scotland playing right now Italy, should win but Italy are getting better at the lower levels and conner O'shea is building a decent structure for them in the future. Still personally think they need to start actually winning matches to stop the calls for them to be booted out or at least have to lay a play off game vs say Georgia to stay in. They have not won the 6 nations in a while i believe now.

MASSIVE game in Dublin later, Ireland vs England is a monster of a game. If Ireland truly want to win a world cup that is coming at end of year, they have to show they can deal with pressure of being favourites and do it well. Im taking Ireland by about 8, mainly due to having home advantage, but also because i want them to win if honest. Both teams have great players, but Ireland have real strength it looks now in all areas and a good number of world class players. Can see them being really up for this, wanting to lay down a marker, and if England dont watch it could get a real battering.

Eddie Jones though is a good manager, he has come through a bad period for England of late, and knows getting Ireland game first is prob a good time to play them when neither team are on fire yet. Dont get me wrong, eng could win, but i just feel they will fall short and may get beat up. Johnny sexton vs farrell for England will be the deciding factor, who ever wins that battle in backs will control game. For me farrell though a smashing player always seems near the edge and one foul away from being sent off. Manu Tuilagi is a big call if you ask me, great player a few years ago, but oh so injury prone. He is a beast on the run though, and England will need him a lot today. Jack nowell is back to, good guy, but not sure if he is truly world class, we shall see. Stockdale and ringrose for Ireland are playing great and scoring loads of trys, if England can limit there ball and put the breaks on them they have a chance.

Ireland have world class and experience in conner Murray at scrum half, johnny sexton at fly half, whos place kicking can still be hit and miss to be fair. Maybe the best prop in the world in Tadhg Furlong, and one of the best fighter s a total warrior and the new paul o'connell in Peter O'Mahony. Just feel this is a very special Ireland team, and they are on the dawn of there most successful season in there history. Can they win the six nations and maybe go far in the world cup ?

Ireland manager joe Schmidt is prob the best manager in game to day imo, his game management is brilliant. Eddie Jones needs to produce a master class to combat him, should be a blinder.
 
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Scots running away against Italy at moment, 12-3 up, 2 trys to zip. Come on Italy sort it out.
 
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God Italy are so simple, and just plain zzzzzzzzzz. At least go and have a go, just dont understand there lack of desire.
 
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26-3 now, 20 mins left. Italy useless overall. No passion, flair, gameplan or guts,
 
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Maintenance here all day lol so i could not post. But fuck me England were superb earlier. Never let Ireland get set, ire looked like they expected an easy ride all game and were in shock. Got smashed back every time. Well done and i was totally wrong. In the long term should do Ireland world of good. Short term obviously thats the slam gone. Can see England losing in Wales though to be fair.
 
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England deserved the win, clearly. They wanted it more, defended unbelievably and took their chances when they came.

Ireland were fine defensively, organised and structured. But, we were terrible under the high ball from both and attacking and defensive point of view. That is a big part of our game on both sides of the ball, and we failed miserably. That's down to players and the IRFU selection policy.

Sexton also made some poor choices along with some suspect kicking from murray.

Murray's first box kick/clearance kick was woeful, set England up for their try after only 2 mins. Sexton didn't control anything with any clever kicking. In the second half we had a counter on England at around our own 22 , Sexton opted to kick into the open field when he had Stockdale to his outside. Stockdale would of easily got another 15 yards running, which he would of THEN kicked behind the England defense. Little things like that annoyed me.

England got some rub of the green, but it was inconsequential. They were the better team, they deserved the win.
 
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I don't like losing, and I don't like losing at home, and I don't like losing at home to England. But, they deserved it, and the massive silver lining is a big fucking reality check ahead of the World cup.
 
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Must win game for Ireland away to Scotland in 15 mins. A lose will mean campaign is over as good as.

I have a feeling all the teams will lose a game this year and it will be won on points difference.

Scots really up for this big time. But even though ire have a few boys out can see them digging in and getting back to where we we were before last weeks awful lose to eng......so ire by 8 points.

Just cant see Scots putting the constant pressure on ire as England did last sat. Sexton needs to really step up today, he was knocked about a lot last week. Got to prove hes the best number 10 in world today.
 
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Ireland playing well 3-12 up now. Scotland look nervous to me. Can see Ireland really getting in top.
 
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Holy fuck spoke to soon lol. Scots pilling on presure. Great Irish defence. Scots had an interception try so now its ire leading 12-10. Greta 1st half.
 
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Half time phew....well done both teams. Irish defence been superb at times. Unlike last week where it cracked.
 
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Not pretty 2nd half but a win is all Ireland wanted. Job done. Scots will be annoyed, could have won this.
 
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Italy vs Wales later. I'll say Wales by 15 or more.

Eng at home to France. I keep saying France are due a win at Twickenham and there younger guys from there superb u20 team show they have talent.....

But cant see them getting much at Twickenham sunday. I'll take England by 8-10 or so.
 
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Nearly half time and Italy having a go now. 12-7 down 4 pens to 1 try and conversion. And they get a pen right at half time. Kick this and will go in just 12-10 down.
 
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Missed a sitter of a penalty and show just why you cant trust them
Ffs Italy.
 
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Italy have been broken 10 mins left. 24-10 Wales. Italy gave it a good go, but got tired and just cant bridge the gap of the better teams.
 
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Eng tomorrow will be well interesting. If France could win could boost them for a few years. They could do it of they get it right, or if England under estimate them....we shall see.