The 6 Nations 2019 Thread

Discussion in 'general sports' started by Grandma Death, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Grandma Death

    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing

    Listen. The highlight of this year's 6N is me showing bendeus what a ditch looks like. It's not gonna be Wales winning the slam at this rate

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  2. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    What has the ref got on his back?
  3. Spymaster

    Spymaster I'm alright Javid

    He's been at the pies hasn't he.
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  4. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    I'm guessing it's to do with the communication stuff. He'll be wearing a heart monitor and a Viper tracker device but those are small things
  5. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Surely communications equipment is also small these days. It looks like a surgical appliance.
  6. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    Yes! Come on Robson!
  7. fucthest8

    fucthest8 What the zarking fardwark was that?

    This last 20 has been shite though
  8. Ponyutd

    Ponyutd Greebo likes this....r.i.p.'s called having a breather
  9. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Lovely stuff
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  10. fucthest8

    fucthest8 What the zarking fardwark was that?

    Said it before and I'll say it again; Kiwis wouldn't have had a breather.
  11. fucthest8

    fucthest8 What the zarking fardwark was that?

    Yeah, I'm a bit more inclined to start counting them after that first half against France.

    Lots to improve on in the second half though.
  12. Ponyutd

    Ponyutd Greebo likes this....r.i.p.

    Just as well they aren't in this then.
  13. Grandma Death

    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing

    Let's look at positives. Wales have a great defence and against a physical side like England we need that. Tactically England were kicking well today. But if we target Johnny may we can nullify his world class finishing. I don't think Wales will win the battle of the breakdown. We know England get rattled when things don't go to plan. If we can be patient. Cut out handling errors and silly penalties we can rely on Biggar to slot them over. The game could be won on penalties. Of course all of this is easier said than done. It's all dependant on Wales upping their game by a country margin. I don't think we can look at Wales performance yesterday and measure that against England. Gatland will field the best of the best. Right now. I think there's a 20-40% we can win. That's as optimistic as I can be. I think it could be a long day at office and I'm feeling sick thinking about it. I hate it whe. England win anything in rugby. The entire room stinks of their farts for years when they do

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  14. gosub

    gosub ~#

    At worst England have bonus points, whilst Wales can only get 2 tries past Italy
  15. fucthest8

    fucthest8 What the zarking fardwark was that?

    This is always my fear. We turn up all fucking cocky cos we've won the first two, Wales have done their homework and manage to wind us up, discipline goes to shite ...

    As we say every year, that's what's fucking great about the 6N, there's always some upset. I'm just praying it's not us on the recieving end!
  16. fucthest8

    fucthest8 What the zarking fardwark was that?

    Bonus points won't count for shit if we lose to them
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  17. Grandma Death

    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing

    In my subjective opinion... There aren't many teams in the nh that completely lose the plot like England when they get rattled. If Biggar starts slotting over penalties that will work. Problem is when you play an in your face style of rugby as England are playing at the moment they turn up pumped up and ready to go. It only takes a few niggles. And farrell is a good one to poke.

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  18. fucthest8

    fucthest8 What the zarking fardwark was that?

    France can be pretty impressive, if that's the right word :D
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  19. Grandma Death

    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing

    Yeah... True that. My theory is England have a superiority complex that's easily dented when things go wrong. Toys out the pram and all. Italy a few years back is a prime example of that

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  20. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    England were good but the French defence was a bit shit and their back three were all over the place and handed England the kicking game.
  21. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    My highlight was Lawes absolutely flattening Bastareaud.
  22. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007

    Was great seeing both Vunipolas playing again. Hope Mako's ok
  23. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Not a great weekend of rugby but Wales vs England is shaping up to be a nervous affair.
  24. flypanam

    flypanam Victory to the nurses

    Not about nullifying Johnny May it’s the big lads that draw in defenders that Wales need to target. Tackle low. Attack the ball. Hit on suspicion. Disrupt 9 and 10. And hold on to the ball.
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  25. Grandma Death

    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing

    Its one approach Wales need to take. England are playing a good kicking game at the moment and everytime he gets the ball he looks dangerous-although I do agree with what you're saying.
  26. Cerberus

    Cerberus Uptown top wankin

    Just watched the game on catch up. Relatively even first 20 mins, fairly flat last 20. In the middle 40 England battered France.

    As was the case last week, precision was key for England. Precision with the kicking game (grubbers, box kicks, angled into the corners), in targeting the right defenders for the big men to punch holes & in defence (not committing too many to the breakdown and drying up the penalties).

    As a has been said already here (& by those with greater knowledge than me), I think Gatland will have a surprise or two waiting in Cardiff. Knock England off their stride and disrupt the precision...

    ETA: though I hope not!
  27. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    Think yesterday proves France are awful and that if Wales had only started with the right game plan and played at the level they're capable of they would have easily destroyed them.

    England played well though and spread the ball wide at times - unusually for them. An England team that actually spreads the play and uses the space is generally something to be feared. :/
  28. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    Biggar is not the answer against the Saes. Neither is Anscombe, mind, but Biggar even less so. They'll eat us up in defence if he starts.
  29. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    The three Welsh players who could really help enforce that gameplan in defence - Faletau, Halfpenny, Lydiate - are unfortunately all borked.
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  30. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    At some point some coach may want to consider playing an actual number 15 at number 15 against England. I'm not saying its the answer in itself but it might be a start.
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