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Six Nations 2013


Quickbeam
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How come Wales arrived half an hour late for their home game...?

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Taff™

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Well! Wales were adept at nothing in their first half and paid the price.

The bookies must be laughing their socks off on the Italy result and Wales must be thinking they can win next week.

What agreat opening weekend.

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Quickbeam

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Indeed it was.

And Bingalau was right to go with the Eyeties, surely no-one's rooting for the Frogs, are they?

It won't too long before Italy start to embarrass the original established 5 Nations teams, after all, most of them play in the major playing countries.

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SimpleSimon1

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Well, that was a cracking start to the 6 Nations...hopefully, someone in the French RU will now do the sensible thing and tell Marc Lièvremont to go forth and multiply.

IMHO, the best thing about England was the amount of fast ball that they were delivering. After 20 years of supporting a team whose idea of fast ball seem to be waiting for moss to grow on it, it was very refreshing to see the boys move it so quickly and gain the rewards from doing so.

As for the Scots (anyone heard a peep from Jim Telfer, this morning :-)) even though they were pretty bad, they had more of a spark after a couple of weeks of the Johnson/Ryan regime than during all the Andy Robinson years. Potential for the future, I'd say

Oh well, roll on Dublin, next weekend. If both teams play the way they played this weekend, it should be a cracking match.

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Taff™

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Well, France were in trouble from the moment their pitch broke up. Can't remember that happening since the Welsh Millenium Stadium brough pallets of grass in for every game. To see groundsmen with rakes knocking the turf back down, then a scrum where a roll of turf unfolded was unbelievable. French RFU will be in trouble over this after the Irish game was cancelled at the last minute last year.

One happy Taff™ and signing off with a glass of red wine. French of course.

PS The Scot's were awesome as well.

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Quickbeam

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The pundits have excelled themselves with there wrong predictions this year.

Only the second weekend in and only one team after this afternoon will be left with a grand slam home run chance.

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Aitchbee

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Quickbeam - what happens if it's a draw in today's match. Could there be 'joint winners' of the Slam?

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Quickbeam

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No, a grand slam winner is unbeaten throughout the competition. It's usually the third week before the only two possibles are known.

There are various private national cup competitions played for within the competition. For me and you the greatest prise is to win the Calcutta cup, other countries see other cups as the prise, the Grand Slam plus a national cup or two being the ultimate prize.

All in all it's all that that makes it such a unique nationalistic battle.

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Quickbeam

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Zzzzzzz spares.

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Aitchbee

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Thanks for that - I will have a bet on a draw today ... about 20/1.

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Quickbeam

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Sitting on the fence is unacceptable in the 6 Nations!

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