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Six Of The Best Tries from the 2014 Six Nations Championship

I love his commentary. Wish he'd been around more in the 'modern era' - I feel many of us 'younger lot' missed out on his commentary.

Although Jonah Lomu rugby has etched Bill's commentary for me "digging in like a demented mole"

22 Hours, 35 Minutes ago

Six Nations 2015 : The Journalists' Preview

#Fencesitter....

Surrounded by 6 different nation shirts waiting to throw on the correct one and cheer like I knew the trophy was in their hands all along...

22 Hours, 45 Minutes ago

Six Nations 2015 : The Journalists' Preview

I find it very difficult to predict. When you look at the Autumn performances there were strong games by Scotland; who appeared to play a completely different style to their usual plodding. I don't believe they will win, but I think they have the ability to do 'well' (what 'well' is actually referring to is far beyond me...)

Ireland have been looking very tough in the past, although they have a few injuries, but perhaps are the stronger looking team.

Wales did well against SA (I think) and have plenty of ability, whether they're able to tie everything together and produce the goods is another question.

England - Again, lots of ability but seemed to be plagued by injury. Everytime I look at the news I seem to read about another name added to the 'ouch' list..

France - ...Predictably unpredictable.. not a lot one can say. Huge array of high quality players, but is the wind direction and humidity going to play havoc with their looks and hair styles, thus affecting their game day performances?

Italy - Much like the others but on a slightly lower scale, they have pockets of quality, are showing fantastic progression. Played an entirely different style last year (perhaps because they had a half decent 10) - Didn't produce the goods, but actually looked like a team that wanted to contend.

I think we can say; with a fair amount of confidence, that chances are, Scotland and Italy won't win the 6N, although they may snaffle a surprising win here or there.

France, is probably not likely to win, just based on their lack of continuity.

Which leaves, Ireland, Wales and England for the running... I'd like to place my bets on Ireland, but I don't know whether they could be out muscled in the backs?

22 Hours, 46 Minutes ago

Six Of The Best Tries from the 2014 Six Nations Championship

Are you sure you're not a forward?

I think it's a judgement call... I believe the common rule is 'always mark the outside man' as far as backs are concerned (this is a forwards understanding so please take pity)..

I personally follow your train of thought, there is nothing more embarrassing for a forward (especially when I've been playing back row) than being sold a dummy and standing there in middle ground like a lemon... I'd rather ruin the original ball carriers day so that next time he passes earlier...or on a couple occasions wonders round the field holding his stomach for a while..

2 Days, 6 Minutes ago

Six Of The Best Tries from the 2014 Six Nations Championship

That's always a good option!

Miss his random videos here and there..

2 Days, 23 Hours ago

Yoann Huget gets official warning for faking injury against Bath

Dan that is far too extreme, you were supposed to tell her that if she did it two or three more times this year then she would be invited to attend a hearing where evidence would be presented in order to make a decision on whether or not to punish her.

You also needed to tell her that she would be allowed to present her own case and that many things such as her appearance on the day of the hearing, her actions on the day of the incidents, her remorsefulness at and around the time of the incident AND on the day of the hearing, as well as her previous record, would all be taken into account.

THEN if she is found guilty you could select a toy, but as per the above, taking into her previous record and remorsefulness you may indeed decide to reduce the sentence to; perhaps, a minute on the naughty step....

3 Days, 42 Minutes ago

Jamie Roberts excellent pick up off his toes in top Racing Metro performance

I'm sure there is something to be said about a players visible attributes which sometimes come before a players abilities...

For instance Jamie Roberts is 6'4" and weighs the same as a small elephant and he is quick, so naturally you'd say "stick him in the 12/13 shirt and have him smash it up the middle" which is perhaps what he often gets selected for with Gatlandball... the moment he tries to do something a tad more interesting people question it and say "why didn't he just smash it up the middle????"....

You see it on a different scale in club rugby, especially as juniors "no forward should ever kick the ball!"...granted it's normally a good thing - I don't have a great power gauge when it comes to kicking... sometimes I think I'm going to hoof it and it goes a quarter of the distance I get when I'm 'gently nudging it on'... but there are plenty of forwards who have a pretty good boot on them (by amateur standards) and they can find space with the boot whilst all the backs go charging forward... But that blanket 'golden rule' (amongst others) can cause problems in hindering players abilities...

Wouldn't you like to have 3 or 4 players on a team that COULD take a goal kick if necessary? So what if one is a forward??

3 Days, 49 Minutes ago

Six Of The Best Tries from the 2014 Six Nations Championship

I don't have sky, but I remember a while back there was the ability to 'push the red button' and it would change the sound so that you're on a different sound channel I guess and it was just the referee's mic you could hear...

...Not sure whether this option is still available? If not, I can see how it could be taken away given the proximity of the referee to some colourful language..

3 Days, 57 Minutes ago

Six Of The Best Tries from the 2014 Six Nations Championship

I believe the try by Bonneval should be struck from the record due to the final pass being made by Huget - who is a diving disgrace.

:p

3 Days, 17 Hours ago

Stuart Lancaster picks Nick Easter and Danny Cipriani in England squad

S'pose if you lose a unit like Ben Morgan, you have to find another tank to fill the space - and comply with your game style...

As for Cipriani, nice to see the guy get a shot after his return from Oz, felt the guy got a lot of flak when he was younger which is typical of the UK media...

Johnny Wilkinson retires and they go looking for the next Johnny Wilkinson, when Cipriani shows that he needs time to develop, they throw him on the scrap heap.

4 Days, 2 Hours ago

 
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