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Author Topic: (OT) - Six Nations: Hostile atmosphere awaits England in Cardiff  (Read 1602 times)

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Hellequin

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AWJ gamesmanship was disgusting, kept trying to get Sinkler carded. For the warning Sinks tackle was fine the hand went over the shoulder as AWJ went to ground as he had hold of the chest of the shirt.

Sinks did well to keep his temper, England looked worse after he went off.

Bolly-Quin

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Sink had a great first half but it was quite easy to see that he was getting frustrated In the second half. We didnít lose because of Sink not being on the pitch - more like Farrell and Young reading EJís game plan as an invitation to kick everything and forget those outside them. Tuilagi and Slade hardly got the ball. They missed Mako in the loose.

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It certainly didnít look like the Welsh were going to be penalised for much in the second half. How many times are you allowed to roll forward after the tackle, how far offside do you have to be before youíre offside and how far forward can you pass before itís a forward pass. Any forward momentum we had in the second half was snuffed out by sir. The kicking was ineffective but we kept on with the kicking game plan anyway. Very frustrating. Never mind, we can still win the championship with two more BP wins.

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It certainly didnít look like the Welsh were going to be penalised for much in the second half. How many times are you allowed to roll forward after the tackle, how far offside do you have to be before youíre offside and how far forward can you pass before itís a forward pass. Any forward momentum we had in the second half was snuffed out by sir. The kicking was ineffective but we kept on with the kicking game plan anyway. Very frustrating. Never mind, we can still win the championship with two more BP wins.

Firstly, I can't see how we were reffed out of that; we just didn't do it.

Secondly, there's nothing we can do about it if Wales get a grand slam - they win the 6 Nations title.

Mayor West

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I was hoping the Irish would do us a favour and Iíd forgotten that you get extra points for winning all your games. Judging by the reaction of the crowd around me watching the big screen the Welsh got away with a lot. Even the Welsh amongst us were enjoying that with some banter.

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That was very poor game management from England. The Welsh got away with loads while we got penalties for nothing. Neither if the 2 given against sink just Neue he was taken off were fair. Piper just didn't like us. The aerial have didn't work and Berger Young's it Farrell had the sense to put variety in the game 😟 I'm still hoping the Irish beat Wales because if they do we will win

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That was very poor game management from England. The Welsh got away with loads while we got penalties for nothing. Neither if the 2 given against sink just Neue he was taken off were fair. Piper just didn't like us. The aerial have didn't work and Berger Young's it Farrell had the sense to put variety in the game 😟 I'm still hoping the Irish beat Wales because if they do we will win

Knowing the Irish they will throw the Welsh game to to hurt us.

A222Quin

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Knowing the Irish they will throw the Welsh game to to hurt us.

Not if theyíve half a sniff themselves which they may well do come the final day.

England just played poorly in the second half. Farrellís kicking was uncharacteristically way off beam, made a number of handling errors and Wales took their chances. I thought AWJís whinging was off the scale however and a Barnes or an Owens would have told him to shut up way sooner.

Wake up call pre World Cup. Just hope the walking wounded arenít too bad. Lawes looked in real trouble when he came off.

Harleys Evil Step Mum

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So presumably it's possible to win the Championship (on points?) but another team win a Grand Slam? or does the Grand Slam beat everything??? Asking for a friend!

A222Quin

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Grand slam beats everything HESM

Fearless Fred

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They tweaked the points system when they introduced the Bonus Points. Before it was just 2 for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss. It became the same as the Premiership & Pro14 with 4 for a win, two for a draw, 0 for a loss, 1BP for 4 tries, and 1BP if you lose by less than 7. However, if a team gets a Grand Slam, they get 3 extra BPs. This is to get around the scenario where a team could win all their games without BPs & End up on 20, but the second team could win 4 games with BPs, & lose with 2BPs to the GS team and end up on 22 points.

In other words, GS beats all...

Gone

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We just had a terrible 20 mins where we did literally nothing - thatís what killed it

Bolly-Quin

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The first 5-10 minutes of second half were ok then they went off the boil and kicked the ball to tediumsville

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Thats when we missed Mako big time.

T-Bone

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Dreadful game management. Just endlessly kicking the ball away, badly. Why Robson didn't come on I don't know. Daly exposed for their last try too. It was very hard from a standing start running backwards against a guy running forward but he didn't even make it a contest
 Completely stopped playing and played into their hands.

Ref was very one sided, laughably so, and awj had him in his pocket.

Disappointing we couldn't do anything to reverse the momentum.

Sink was playing very well. Not sure why so much is being made of his apparent meltdown for standing his ground and then a seatbelt tackle. Hardly going around punching people

 

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