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    Disaster for me on Sunday, it’s my Granddaughter’s 6th birthday and the table is booked for 15.30 so looking forward to this game as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    Disaster for me on Sunday, it’s my Granddaughter’s 6th birthday and the table is booked for 15.30 so looking forward to this game as well.

    Ouch! You have my sympathies, but time with the family always trumps sport.

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    Scotland v Ireland at the moment is frantic and intriguing, it’s great game for us neutral’s

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    Hmmmm, just watched the Ireland/Scotland game and with the exception of 2 great Irish try's (one, the result of double missed tackle) I was rather disappointed.

    Not sure what has happened to Ireland, but they seem to have lost something. Not sure whether it's the hunger, or desire, or what, but they appear to be going through the motions. A bit sad and reminiscent of England at the back end of Lancaster reign. Perhaps best typified by that set of plays at around 70minutes. Which consisted of about 20 Irish pick and goes, and no yardage made. They deserved to win,but if they play like that against a good France or Wales they will come unstuck. Perhaps its the classic second album syndrome.

    As for Scotland, same as usual - disapointing. Good in parts, bad in parts, and awful in parts. What seems to be lacking is a couple of really good ball carriers, not Greg Laidlaw (to slow, to predicable), and some actual confidence and self belief in themselves. I really rate Hogg, so him coming off did not help, but you cannot build a team around a 15 - just ask Mike Brown

    Wales and Italy next. I would love to think Italy might get a losing bonus point to be honest, but cannot see it happening

    As an aside my son survived his game yesterday, with just a black eye. His team lost 12-29, but it was 12-12 at half time. The problem it seems, was his team finished with just 13 players and Devizes had "drafted in" 6 players from Chippenham so had a much bigger bench. Also the lack of replacements meant he had to switch from outside centre to second row. Poor lad, but it was an honourable defeat I feel.

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    Good news for me Table cancelled as both grandchildren are unwell, so I will watch the match. Just switched the TV on to watch Italy v Wales.

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    Italy doing well at the moment, fully expect them to tire and Wales will run in a few scores

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    Again, rather underwhelmed by Wales. Yes it was Italy away in Rome, but even so. Especially after their performance last week - surely an opportunity to kick on and show us some razzle dazzle.

    It was clear that Wales actually just wanted the win because Biggar was happy to kick the points rather than try for the bonus point - that might come back to haunt them come the end of the season. , but to me it demonstrated a lack of believe and weakness.

    Perhaps they are saving themselves for next weekend - which could be a grand slam decider. However contrats to them on getting 11 straight wins.

    As for Italy. Getting better, but still are missing 2-3 really good players. Perhaps they need to visit Australia, Argentina and South Africa again, because currently as Italy improve, so do the teams they are playing against.

    2-2 on try's does however still feel like a fair result so Italy can hold their heads up high.

    France tomorrow and it should be a cracker. The contest between Manu and Bastareaud should be spectacular. Beauty Vs the Beast.

    I doubt it will be a game full of flair, more a war of attrition, but I still expect try's, especially when players start to tire.

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    Great score after 60 seconds

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    Brilliant England in the first half very nearly out of sight.

    Thoughts Andy

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    Then France go and score

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    Brilliant England in the first half very nearly out of sight.

    Thoughts Andy

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    Then France go and score

    I wonder what the French are thinking when they know that England will soon deploy the Brench - including Nowell for Aston.

    Anyone who has played the game will recognise the gulf in class between France and England. Men against boys. It's a bit sad really.

    Wales must be watching this and thinking "holy crap"!

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    Austin Healey and Curry, is there a player called Heuer by any chance?
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    I had to check that the name in blue wasn't Italy! Nigel Owens is the referee on whom all other referees should model themselves.

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    Yes the Ref has had a good game, love hoe he dealt with the fracas, cool and calm and with authority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skier View Post
    I had to check that the name in blue wasn't Italy! Nigel Owens is the referee on whom all other referees should model themselves.
    Agree with this. He is a very fair consistent ref

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    I think the reaction of the crowd at HQ sumerized the game perfectly. A group of rugby fans silently watching a contest between two totally unmatched competitors with what could be best described as morbid curiosity.

    It reminded me of an England Vs South Africa game I attended in the early 00's which saw England win by 45+ On that day fans actually felt sorry for SA. I think they felt similar pity for the Froggies.

    France were poor, but then if England had maintained the performances levels in the first half, then they could have easily been beaten by 60+ points, which turns it from a bad performance (another one) to total surrender.

    But fair play to England - they can only play and beat who turns up. Plus they were excellent for 70 minutes.

    Nice one Eddie
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    Quote Originally Posted by subseastu View Post
    Agree with this. He is a very fair consistent ref

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    It would be perfect if Wayne Barnes and Nigel Owen had a love child. The outspring would make the perfect ref.

    Its all about consistency in approach, allow the game to flow, talk to the players, but don't take any crap, not be overly fussy and keep the game as safe as possible. Simples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    It would be perfect if Wayne Barnes and Nigel Owen had a love child. The outspring would make the perfect ref.

    Its all about consistency in approach, allow the game to flow, talk to the players, but don't take any crap, not be overly fussy and keep the game as safe as possible. Simples.
    His comms with the players is second to none - like a headmaster.

    Eddie just said was not happy with first hslf performance and England played a lot better second half........He is a gem haha

    Our skill levels just look so much better - ball handling skills are so much improved, great tot watch.

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    Another good performance by England. France's poor international performance continues to disappoint. Given the strength in the Top 14 they really should be a very good side. There's an argument that there's far too much foreign talent in the Top 14 but many of the French nationals put in fanatstic performances week in week out. They just can't seem to gel / replicate on the international stage at the moment.

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    Good perfromance but I did think England missed too many tackles, suspect a side like the All Blacks would have punished that sort of carelessness as France very nearly did on occasion.

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    England superb for the first 50 minutes or so. Even better than last week, but need to make fewer mistakes.
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    Eddies as said England are not the finished article and should get better, time will tell

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    Scotland v Ireland at the moment is frantic and intriguing, it’s great game for us neutral’s
    Referee wasn't neutral...!!

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    What I like about England this season is that they suddenly seem able to see what is happening in front of them, see gaps and play accordingly, whereas Eddie's teams before seemed only able to drop in at half time to receive a new set of instructuions if the first half ones weren't working.
    France however, did not react at all. They were totally at sea in dealing with England's kicks over the top or through to the back, which they did for almost all the scores. Half the time there was absolutely no-one there, because the full-back had been stretched out of position (or called in to attack) and no-one was covering.
    Dave

    Edit - I should add that Mitchell will roast a few people for the one France try, missed tackles all the way through

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    Its hard for 100% concentration when you are in total control it happens to the best of us, have to agree though, it should be discussed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33JS View Post
    Referee wasn't neutral...!!

    Having played/watched 1000's of games over the years, it is very rare to find a ref who was completely neutral. At school/club level the best I hoped for was equality incompetent and not vindictive.

    I did think Scotland were on the end of a couple of poor calls, but I genuinely don't think it changed the outcome of the match - Ireland were the better team over 80 minutes.

    Laidlaws comments, were just Laidlaw being Laidlaw. He has lots of previous and blamed Joubert (who is also rubbish) when they lost in 2016.

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    Couldn't help tittering when I read...

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