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Interesting symmetry to this 6N with England, realistically, now hoping France can do to Ireland what they did to England in week 1.
No question really though who the best two sides have been, and if the 6N does come down to being decided on points difference, you'd maybe say Sexton is the main reason it breaks in Ireland's favour.
As a SA fan though, and I've been telling my many English friends, I think this England side has a different energy and purpose to it. They look good for the next world cup, I am certainly not unhappy we avoided them in the group stage.
11 Hours ago
What's your prediction for England vs Wales?
If Wales don't have a plan for Danny Care, he'll set up an England win.
I guess I weigh up the fact that England have been better in the 6N this year, and are at home, against the fact that in big games where a potential title is on the line, Wales of late have tended to come good... I'd be very hesitant to bet against Wales, but if forced I'd say England will nick it somehow.
3 Days, 5 Hours ago
I agree McCaw will likely hold this record one day, but there's hardly anyone else in the same ballpark. Only 4 players in history have played more than 120 tests, and I would not predict many more will. The chances of being world class for around 15 years, and remaining fit enough over the same period, are extremely thin.
Hats off to BOD, quite legendary achievement.
4 Days, 6 Hours ago
Anyone know why both sides were wearing blue and white hooped jerseys? It's not the worst jersey-clash in the history of the game, but really, it's the kind of small thing that should be avoided.
Nice tackles though, doing exactly what you want from a second-rower.
6 Days, 9 Hours ago
Palu isn't as good as the other two. Very good carrier, but not the complete loosie by a long stretch.
1 Week, 7 Hours ago
@Fatprop - I reckon 8 is his best position, but no question he is a world class loose-forward. He and Pocock were both injured for the Lions series, and they were badly missed.
1 Week, 9 Hours ago
Honestly? Neither side will want to finish second. Regardless of which pool might offer a better shot at qualification, the opportunity to play NZ, in a RWC no less, will be a once in a lifetime chance for most of these players.
@Finedisregard - well said. I hope Georgia starts getting more fixture against established nations. They've done everything you could ask in terms of developing the sport, they've got a solid core of pros now playing mainly in France, and if they can draw 50k spectators to their internationals (I'm sure seeing them put one over mother Russia was a big factor, but still), there's clearly some decent momentum to build on.
1 Week, 3 Days ago
I dunno, a headbutt seems worse to me. Rude and violent trumps simply rude in my book, but to each his own.
1 Week, 4 Days ago
I hear you on the red and the ban argument. I was thinking more along he lines of appropriate punishment given current irb directives, but I'd have no problems if the rules said a red was enough.
I don't think brown-huget actually was a headbutt, but this one, I think the intent was pretty clear and there was contact. Ranger felt it for sure.
Point is, you could relax the rules; but as they are now, parra surely can have no complaints
1 Week, 4 Days ago
@DrG - I'm not sure there's a scrumhalf on the planet who hasn't pulled the old run-at-the-opposition-who-might-not-have-retreated move. So, yes, somewhat dickish by Parra, but I'm pretty much fine with it.
However, reacting like he did to someone who spied the sneaky move is totally out of line. It was more than handbags, it deserved a red, and in the context when it happened, basically unprovoked and Parra behaving like an entitled douchebag, that's extra justification for a ban.
1 Week, 4 Days ago