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Fantasy Six Nations: Super Saturday top tips

Thank you sir. Even called the No-Grand-Slam for England. Huzzah for me.
And you're absolutely right on the wins/losses/points etc. Not a clue.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Fantasy Six Nations: Super Saturday top tips

Well... France won. Took some effort! But they won.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

That brutal 30 seconds of collisions between Wales and Ireland

I'm wondering why anyone might take offence to anything you've written here....

For my money, this is a wonderful minute of entertainment - almost feels like a teaser for the LONG-awaited new installment of Try-Savers & Rib-Breakers!!

I do agree that it's a big shame the old Welsh wizardry seems to have been consigned to the dustbin of history.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Fantasy Six Nations: Super Saturday top tips

Our French chums on here will hate me for putting the kiss of death on it, but I reckon France will win this with a bonus point.

Yes, I know, you should never try to predict anything involving French rugby, but they are just about starting to gel and my hunch is that with home advantage they’ll win in style.

Look at some of the most influential positions:
Picamoles – arguably the best 8 in Europe after Vunipola.
Serin – if I remember correctly, Messieurs Colombes and Oliver were banging the drum about this youth a while ago and I agree with them that he looks the real deal. Looks incredibly composed in Test match rugby for someone so young.
Lopez I’m less convinced by, but think he’s improving with each game.

Very interesting stats in RD's write-up above - I didn't realise how sieve-like North was in defence! Generally speaking, Vakatawa+Nagaitaci+Dulin > North+Williams+Halfpenny.

Centres are about at parity in my view.

Front five: I reckon France have the edge, particularly with monsters like Atonio and Vaahaamahina to come on.

Aside from that, I hope we see one of those France performances where they collectively just to "f*** it, let's throw caution to the wind and just attack like mentalists". They absolutely should do this, because many Welshmen are playing for their place on the Lions Tour plane and may feel inhibited by the additional pressure. France should take advantage of that.

Overall I think France are looking more creative and will score exactly four tries, which will be one or two more than Wales manage.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Scotland's Fraser Brown shown yellow for dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly

Almost, but he didn't execute the breakfall correctly and really could have. In fact, on your video one needs to watch beyond 3:50 where he explains what not to do. In particular tuck your chin in to your chest to avoid the head whipping backwards and smacking the ground.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

England upset the Blitzboks at thrilling Vancouver Sevens

There's a tournament near me in the summer called The Fat Blokes Sevens. Not many fat blokes at it these days, sadly...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Scotland's Fraser Brown shown yellow for dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly

I refer the honourable gentleman to the caveats clearly stated in my original comment:
"Easy for us to say, having never been smashed in an international test match"
"I accept this is a lot easier for me to sit here and type than to do during an international test match..."

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Nicolas Sanchez banned for dangerous challenge after only being penalised

I notice someone with an awesome sense of humour described this on Facebook as "Dirty Sanchez leaves opposition player's face a mess"... Hats off to that person. ;)

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Nicolas Sanchez banned for dangerous challenge after only being penalised

Oi! I resemble that remark.

Definitely up for the watching two grown men smack the shit out of each other - can I propose Michael Gove v Jeremy Hunt for the inaugural bout? And they're not allowed to stop until they've both been thoroughly knocked out and/or maimed.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Nicolas Sanchez banned for dangerous challenge after only being penalised

Red card all day long. Christ knows how the ref could review the same footage and not arrive at the same conclusion.

I would like to add that I'm not happy with the Lions scrumhalf here. Yeah, I understand you want to get on with the game, but to completely ignore your team-mate writhing on the ground right in front of you is pretty piss-poor form.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago