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Six Nations 2016

Started by Bez, February 04, 2016, 22:53:27 pm

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Jonners

Scratch what I said earlier, Jones has said Ford is his man for the whole 6N

I guess Farrell will get the boot then if changes are made. Drop your number 1 kicker for a tight match? I doubt it

I imagine it will probably be an almost unchanged side then
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Bez

Quote from: döm on February 29, 2016, 13:30:21 pm
I didn't think France were that bad - admittedly I only saw the second half, but without the Plisson brain freeze, it would have been a very close game.  From the nadir of that World Cup defeat to New Zeland , there are some promising signs for the future.  It's a new coach and a new team though, so if Scotland are to beat France, this season would be an excellent opportunity.


One of the worst French teams I've seen for a long time....no "Gallic flair" and no command up front....can't believe they've managed 2 wins.... :-\
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Jonners

Quote from: Bez on February 29, 2016, 16:37:42 pm
One of the worst French teams I've seen for a long time....no "Gallic flair" and no command up front....can't believe they've managed 2 wins.... :-\


Again shows how poor this years tournament is

Camera panned in on Steve Hampson a couple of times at Twickers. I presume he slept fairly easily that night. He would have been better going to the Wales game, as I imagine Gatland will pick his lot for the Lions again
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döm

Quote from: Bez on February 29, 2016, 16:37:42 pm
One of the worst French teams I've seen for a long time....no "Gallic flair" and no command up front....can't believe they've managed 2 wins.... :-\


Worse than last year ?  Or the year before that - come to that they finished bottom of the 6 nations 3 years ago so they've been dire for a good while now.  With all the new faces, I'm seeing signs that the tide has been turned tbh. Noves will want to get his front 8  functioning correctly before we'll see much in the way of flair. Time will tell...
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NeilP

the general consensus amongst the commentators is that this  year is a poor standard and the northern hemisphere teams a very long way behind their southern counterparts - fair?

Will England be embarrassed in Australia later in the year?

döm

Quote from: NeilP on February 29, 2016, 17:50:56 pm
the general consensus amongst the commentators is that this  year is a poor standard and the northern hemisphere teams a very long way behind their southern counterparts - fair?

Will England be embarrassed in Australia later in the year?


Very fair. The World Cup proved how far ahead the Southern Hemisphere sides are.

The European teams have a lot of catching up to do in all aspects of the game.
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Bez

Quote from: döm on February 29, 2016, 17:50:20 pm
Worse than last year ?  Or the year before that - come to that they finished bottom of the 6 nations 3 years ago so they've been dire for a good while now.  With all the new faces, I'm seeing signs that the tide has been turned tbh. Noves will want to get his front 8  functioning correctly before we'll see much in the way of flair. Time will tell...


Yep...

I don't remember seeing a French team with zero ball carriers....

Tran Duc (sp?) made a huge difference when he came on, added direction and a willingness to take responsibility
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Bez

Quote from: NeilP on February 29, 2016, 17:50:56 pm
Will England be embarrassed in Australia later in the year?


I think we have the makings of a fantastic back line....forwards aren't even close, front row and especially the back row (apart from Billy V)
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Jonners

Quote from: Bez on March 01, 2016, 08:44:21 am
I think we have the makings of a fantastic back line....forwards aren't even close, front row and especially the back row (apart from Billy V)


Back row will change I think, with Clifford on the verge of being picked, Haskell is working on speed from what I can gather, and Billy V is a special talent. Front row is average, but what we do have is a very dynamic second row pairing, with reserves. Kruis and Itoje are real atheletes.
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döm

Quote from: Bez on March 01, 2016, 08:42:57 am
Yep...

I don't remember seeing a French team with zero ball carriers....

Tran Duc (sp?) made a huge difference when he came on, added direction and a willingness to take responsibility


true, crying shame that he's been neglected for so long, especially as that meant given Michalak game time !
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BaldiePete

Quote from: döm on March 01, 2016, 09:57:29 am
true, crying shame that he's been neglected for so long, especially as that meant given Michalak game time !


Hopefully he won't get picked for the next match  ;)

Bez

Quote from: Jonners on March 01, 2016, 09:30:17 am
Kruis and Itoje are real atheletes.


....both of whom seem to be able to hold on to the ball in contact unlike a certain Mr C Lawes... ::)
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Jonners

Quote from: Bez on March 01, 2016, 18:52:12 pm
....both of whom seem to be able to hold on to the ball in contact unlike a certain Mr C Lawes... ::)


Gone off the ball a bit old Courtney

he will be back, not sure he has played much recently
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Bez

Quote from: Jonners on March 02, 2016, 09:25:26 am
Gone off the ball a bit old Courtney

he will be back, not sure he has played much recently


Great athlete, can't hold the ball for toffee.... ::)
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Jonners

Quote from: Bez on March 02, 2016, 10:45:47 am
Great athlete, can't hold the ball for toffee.... ::)


And Launchberry probably needs to get himself in shape as well. looks really bulky at the moment, but again he is a fantastic player, very good hands and great over the ball. I imagine Lawes is now probably 4th or even 5th cab on the rank when that other feller with the beard gets fit again
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