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Re: 6 Nations

Post by Paul McKeown » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:50 pm

Good game so far, apart from Owen "The Dirty C*nt" Farrell's armless late tackle. The giant Welsh centre's had better skill than the giant English one's on the evidence of the present game. Mike Brown is a fabulous player, though. Ireland should stop kicking to him. That's anywhere within 30 metres!

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Re: 6 Nations

Post by Paul McKeown » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:52 pm

Good game, shame about the result! :cry:

Poor second half by Jonny Sexton.

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Re: 6 Nations

Post by David Robertson » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:05 pm

Fabulous game. As good as I can remember in the 6-Nations. Huge credit to both teams. Good conditions for playing with ball in hand. And both teams turned up with that in mind. Great!

Nearly a perfect afternoon. But alas, Andrew Paulson hasn't yet fvcked off :roll:

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Re: 6 Nations

Post by Paul McKeown » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:08 pm

And now the blighters win the Women's 6 Nations game, too! Ireland's women did the GS last year. No such luck this time.

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Six Nations rugby

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:39 pm

Rugby's over, isn't it time for the "in BOD we trust" crowd to pipe up about the prospects for next weekend? Amazing international career for Brian O'Driscoll. Would be great for him to go out with a Six Nations title. But someone pointed out that Ireland haven't won away in France for 40 years or something silly (is that really true?). Good show by England as well to claim the Triple Crown.

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Re: Six Nations rugby

Post by Clive Blackburn » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:01 am

No, Ireland last beat France in a six nations away match in 2000

More recently, they drew in France in 2012

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of ... nd_Ireland

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Re: Six Nations rugby

Post by John McKenna » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:49 am

Can anyone explain the difference between 'Six Nations rugby' and '6 Nations'?
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Re: Six Nations rugby

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:10 pm

Clive Blackburn wrote:No, Ireland last beat France in a six nations away match in 2000

More recently, they drew in France in 2012

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of ... nd_Ireland
Thanks, Clive. I clearly misheard "14" as "40".

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Re: Six Nations rugby

Post by John McKenna » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:53 pm

And, did you not see that someone had already started a book on the same topic but with a less explicit name?
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Re: Six Nations rugby

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:55 pm

What? You aren't making much sense, John...

PS. for the BOD comment, see this earlier thread:

http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=3483

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Re: Six Nations rugby

Post by John McKenna » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:23 pm

Chris, perhaps this makes sense -

http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6244
John McKenna wrote:Can anyone explain the difference between 'Six Nations rugby' and '6 Nations'?
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Re: Six Nations rugby

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:05 pm

Thanks, John. If you had said 'thread' or 'topic' instead of 'book', I would have understood.

If a moderator is reading this, could the topics be merged, please? Thanks.

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Re: Six Nations rugby

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:32 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:If a moderator is reading this, could the topics be merged, please? Thanks.
Done.

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Re: Six Nations rugby

Post by Paul McKeown » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:24 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Rugby's over, isn't it time for the "in BOD we trust" crowd to pipe up about the prospects for next weekend?
The "in BOD we trust" crowd are keeping their gobs firmly shut and fingers crossed. Wouldn't want to jinx the game before it started. Just let's say we don't have particularly great expectations and see the Irish team as firm underdogs in Paris.

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Re: Six Nations rugby

Post by David Robertson » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:34 pm

[quote=Paul McKeown]the Irish team as firm underdogs in Paris.[/quote]
Piffwibble (and, for avoidance of doubt, bo££ocks)

The French were appalling against Scotland; fluked a win v. England too. By contrast, the Irish pulped Wales; and narrowly lost to a good England team. They've played excellent rugby this year.

Result in Paris? Ireland by 15 points & the title. BOD deserves it - not least as reward for the hideous cynical 'spearing' he received at the start of the 2009 NZ-Lions tour.

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