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    a win but clinical is what wales need to be and have been for a while
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    Here we go
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    Go On England
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    As ever,the French have decided to turn up when it's completely irrelevant for them. Party Poopeur

    England Try !
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    Farrell's Pen Kick just before HT looked good to me,I've even looked at it at super slo-mo and the ball goes inside of the post it's closest to....can't see why it wasn't given
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    Hmmf,England dloing a good job of stuffing this up,fair play to France though,they're showing heart for once. Not sure they would if this was at Twickers,mind
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    SLAM !
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    Steady Eddie Jones has done an outstanding job

    ......so far. Big scope for improvement there too,good sign for the future.

    Congratulations England RFU
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    Well done to the lads. Did it under pressure when four other teams crumbled when in the same spot..
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    congratulations to england and a manager who doesnt care about perception, hartley really is your heart beat.

    fair play that was a great match to watch tonight.

    **** the french they might wake up and smell the coffee.
    its a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll
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    Well done England on getting the Grand Slam - not bad at all after the shabby early exit of our own world cup.....
    1st time in 14 years
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    Can't find just a Rugby Union one - but since this is about the 6 Nations - I thought I lob it here

    new points structure for future competitions
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/38157831
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    Can't find just a Rugby Union one - but since this is about the 6 Nations - I thought I lob it here

    new points structure for future competitions
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/38157831
    Terrific.... if the new system was already in place, Italy would've finished with one point!

    Maybe they should add a 'sympathy point system' for the likes of them.
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    So Rugby's 6 Nations starts this weekend

    Bonus points will be awarded for the first time in the history of the tournament.

    A team scoring four tries will get a bonus point, as will a losing team who get within seven points of the winners - with a special three-point bonus for a team winning all five of their matches.

    New rules on high tackles have led to a number of yellow and red cards in domestic rugby and some fear the same could happen in the Six Nations.

    Who will win the tournament?

    It's too tough to call if you believe Ireland's head coach Joe Schmidt.
    "If you asked anyone now to predict a one to six in two months' time I don't think too many people would get it right," said the New Zealander.
    "We are aiming to get back into that top two again, but this is the most competitive Six Nations in the four years since I've been here.
    "The past year England have been indomitable. To go to Australia and win a series 3-0 is an amazing achievement.
    "And Wales are a sleeping giant. I think back to that England v Wales game last season and it was phenomenal.
    "Whether Ireland can get to that game unbeaten is the big question. France will be further up this year with Wales and Scotland pushing for third, fourth and fifth place."


    The British and Irish Lions travel to New Zealand in the summer and the "home nations" players' performances in the tournament will inevitably influence head coach Warren Gatland's selections.
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    Sad news breaking that Joost van der Westhuizen has died after a long battle with motor neurone disease
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    Sad news breaking that Joost van der Westhuizen has died after a long battle with motor neurone disease
    Very Sad.

    Great player.

    RIP
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    England leave it late again, against Wales
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    Quote Originally Posted by ONDEFENCE View Post
    a win but clinical is what wales need to be and have been for a while
    again
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    Get in !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ONDEFENCE View Post
    again
    Better if we stick to football.
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    England losing at half time to Italy - hahaha
    9 infringements in the 1st half - you want less than 10 in the game normally
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    England losing at half time to Italy - hahaha
    9 infringements in the 1st half - you want less than 10 in the game normally
    England win in the end - but half time had most reaching for the rule books, not their pints....
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    Not sure what England were complaining about, if a ruck is not formed you can't be offside. Simple.

    We got our act together after half time, and won easily in the end.

    I knew that tactic would not win it for Italy, it confused us but once you get to grips of it the quality will come through.


    As for England's form, yes we have not been great so far in the tournament, but we have now won 16 games in a row and in a very strong positron to win the Grandslam. Can't be flashy all the time, winning is what is important in tournaments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolforme View Post
    Not sure what England were complaining about, if a ruck is not formed you can't be offside. Simple.

    We got our act together after half time, and won easily in the end.

    I knew that tactic would not win it for Italy, it confused us but once you get to grips of it the quality will come through.


    As for England's form, yes we have not been great so far in the tournament, but we have now won 16 games in a row and in a very strong positron to win the Grandslam. Can't be flashy all the time, winning is what is important in tournaments.
    Additionally the tactic was used to good effect by the Exeter Chiefs in the premiership until they were found out by a tactic of pick up and drive or ensnaring a defender to make Claudio t a ruck.

    They also had two members of the chiefs on the bench who may have been able to quickly relayed the method and the counters
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    England score the most points ever in the 1st half of the England vs Scotland game
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    England running riot here, and have to say looking very impressive.

    I have found the criticism of England going into this baffling considering we are 1 win away (done and dusted now) from equalling the great All Blacks record.

    You can't play great Rugby all the time, the important thing is to keep winning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolforme View Post
    England running riot here, and have to say looking very impressive.

    I have found the criticism of England going into this baffling considering we are 1 win away (done and dusted now) from equalling the great All Blacks record.

    You can't play great Rugby all the time, the important thing is to keep winning.
    They have it right the result matters, the performance is a bonus.... Something football fans need to learn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    They have it right the result matters, the performance is a bonus.... Something football fans need to learn
    It is just madness to criticise a team in any sport who have just won 18 games in a row And now look like winning their second Grand slam in a row if we beat Ireland!
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    Always nice to see England wiping the floor with Scotland.
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    Ha Scotland win the penalty but his over celebration in England's face reversed the decision
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