The Urban 6 Nations 2018 Thread

Discussion in 'general sports' started by Grandma Death, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    When is NZ going to actually play England?
  2. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    Sorry, and FTFY
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  3. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    So. Everyone looking forward to the Ireland v Italy match? :thumbs:
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  4. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Dim problem! And yes, more heads up rugby please. I know last weekend was only one game but it's well nice watching a less Gatland style Welsh team, injury enforced or not.
  5. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator


    I can barely contain myself
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  6. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    There's always one "who cares" fixture each round and apologies to the Irish contingent, but this one is mine this weekend.
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  7. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    That's the funny thing, I think. If we hadn't had the injuries we'd still be lining up with a massive bowl of porridge in midfield and our backline moves would still stink to high heaven. If everyone was fit I'd probably go for:

    Evans Owens Lee
    AWJ Seb
    Warburton Faletau Tips

    Liam, North, Davies, Parkes, Patchell, Webb, 1/2p

    Bench: Shingler, Bradley, Wynn Jones, Francis, Elias, G Davies, Anscombe

    ...but then I'd be agonising about the injustice of dropping Shingler out of the XV and Scott W out of the squad, not to mention Adams
  8. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Like the look of that.

    I'd be surprised if Gats reverts back to plan A now, I do genuinely think his head has been turned by the success of Llanelli and last weekend. Turkball just suits our squad so much better than Gatlandball.
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  9. Grandma Death

    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing

    Explain to me how this fits into with 'obsessing with the unimportant' Im genuinely confused.

    We were 8 minutes from the beating the ABs in the AI about 3 years ago-so where did our 'obsession with unimportant' derail us then?
  10. Grandma Death

    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing

    This year
  11. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    can't wait for tomorrow
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  12. Smangus

    Smangus comatose at a desk

    Um , at 72 mins? :p

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  13. Grandma Death

    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing

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    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing

  15. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    Oh, I agree (I'm now suffering paroxysms of guilt because I didn't include Biggar in my XXIII (Dan who?:facepalm:))

    Question is - was it that Gatland had his head turned by Turk mugnificence or was he forced to pick Turks because the cupboard was bare?

    Look back to the Priestland experiment pre WC before last. He was selected as third choice (a la Patchell) because neither Wellies nor 'Ooky were available through injury. He played flat, got our backline moving and presto, we had a viable and very dangerous attack. That was luck, not judgement. He had the option gift wrapped for him and, of course, took it with both hands.

    It feels the same for me here. I suspect that without the Biggar injury we'd be looking at a midfield of Davies, Biggar, Williams, Williams - basically a big bag of stodge from which no winger would ever see the ball emerge.
  16. flypanam

    flypanam Local oaf

    That’s alright. Normally Wales v Scotland is my one to miss but it was a cracker this year. Giving Scotland game a wide berth this weekend.
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  17. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    I give so little a fuck I’m going horse racing.
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  18. Smangus

    Smangus comatose at a desk

    just going shopping for burgers and beers in readiness for tonight's game . going to be a fascinating match hope it lives up to the billing. So often games don't, I have England to win but by a fine margin which will equate to home advantage. looking forwardsto seeing with how the Welsh cope with Mr Simmons.
  19. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    You e missed the point entirely!
  20. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Unintended gear-stick action

    Any rash predictions? Some kind of informal sweepstake?

    I think both sides will score in the 20s and I do hope Wales gets a few more, so I'm saying Wales 25 England 21. Or the other way round!
  21. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Is Halfpenny out then?
  22. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Wales are -12 (-13 in some places on the handicap). I can’t see them beaten by more than that. Had a few quid on them after making money last week on Wales.

    At the risk of ridicule does anybody agree England are a much better team with Haskell in it?
  23. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    Yup. Confirmed. Anscombe to 15.

    Doomed, i tell you, doomed!
  24. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    bit more ambition this week from Ireland

    bit sloppy in the middle
  25. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    I have wanted to see Patch and Anscombe on the pitch at the same time at some point this year.

    Today is not that day though.
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  26. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime


    Lovely weather for it
  27. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    great start, cmon Eire!
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  28. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Italy are pants.
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  29. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    lets us not forget

  30. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    England at 1/5 at the bookies looks about right to me. Anyone who really fancies Wales should have a punt at 7/2.

    England by 12+ points.

    Would prefer Wales by 60.

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