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England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

We (England) tried hard to be seen as anything but arrogant during the Lancaster years? How did that work for us?

I didn't see anything arrogant on Saturday, just a team who came to win and who wanted to dominate the opposition. When Scotland had a scrum for them reversed into a penalty against them for a forward shoving Launchbury off the ball, was that arrogance/aggression/being a bully or a plucky underdog trying to unsettle Big Nasty England?

I'm a fan of Scottish rugby. I'll cheer on the Irish. I'll just about, at a push, manage a smile when Wales beat a SH team. I like France. I like Italy. I love to see other countries playing well. Yet suddenly when I support my national team I get accused of being arrogant.

You know what? There is nothing we can do to defeat that. A Welsh colleague (who has actually played a handful of games for Wales) said to me before this tournament that "as long as we beat the English, I'll be happy." I think we know that's true of most of the teams in the 6 Nations. So how do England respond to that?

Every interview I heard before the weekend gave credit to Scotland, said what a threat they were, and talked about how we would need to raise our game against them. I've not seen a single English player laughing about what a pushover Ireland are going to be next week. You're confusing a determination to be the best (not there yet, but that's the goal) with arrogance.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

Although thinking about some of the native English speakers who comment on here, I'd say you're considerably above average.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

You sounded like a native, mate. Grammatically perfect.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Werner Kok explodes as Sevuloni Mocenacagi gets sent off in Las Vegas 7s final

T.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Midweek Madness - The Nigel Owens quick wit compilation

Nope, British. It's short for Association (soccer) Football, the proper name of the OTHER sport.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Midweek Madness - The Nigel Owens quick wit compilation

You think he'll marry you?

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Midweek Madness - The Nigel Owens quick wit compilation

When even props have highlight reels, I don't think we can argue with Owen's.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Werner Kok explodes as Sevuloni Mocenacagi gets sent off in Las Vegas 7s final

im1... *just applauds*

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Werner Kok explodes as Sevuloni Mocenacagi gets sent off in Las Vegas 7s final

Canterbury used to have a player called Joert ("Hurt") de Kok. I'm not 100% sure of the spelling of his firstname, but the pronunciation was spot on.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Werner Kok explodes as Sevuloni Mocenacagi gets sent off in Las Vegas 7s final

I think you're both missing the vastly more important point that his name is Kok, and there is much fun to be had.

1 Year, 3 Months ago