View Poll Results: Who will be crowned 6 Nations Champions?

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  • England

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  • France

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  • Ireland

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  • Italy

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  • Scotland

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    RBS 6 Nations Championship

    It's that time again - The 6 Nations.

    So who will win it this year? Wales impressed last year and played some blinding rugby to take the 6 Nations in style. 3rd I reckon.

    England then were disjointed and looked a shadow of the team that took the World Cup. The Southern Hemisphere tour injected a new lease of life into them and England's forwards gelled nicely to scare the soft Southern namby pambies. 2nd I reckon

    Sadly, the French are probably favourites. They possess a good all round team and are capable of beating anyone on the day. My choice for 6 Nations champs.

    Ireland are an outside bet. They possess a couple of world class players but little else. 4th I reckon.

    Scotland are a sorry bunch and have been for a while. They only seem to manage half an hour of decent rugby before falling apart. Something serious needs to be done to avoid being overtaken by the upstarts from Italy. 5th if they're lucky.

    Italy are improving year on year, albeit slowly. I think they'll collect the wooden spoon again this year, but that pride of place will go to Scotland within a year or three, I reckon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    to scare the soft Southern namby pambies
    what was the score against the ABs again MtD????

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    You was lucky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog

    WTF is the frog holding the cup when the welsh are in encumbants...

    cheeky cvnts

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    WTF is the frog holding the cup when the welsh are in encumbants... cheeky cvnts
    There was a pic with the Welsh cap holding the trophy, but I couldn't find it again, so I had to use this one.

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    Well, some good rugby played in round one.

    England were slow to start (as usual), but went on to beat the Taffies quite easily. England 47 - 13 Wales.



    Ireland expected to beat Italy quite handsomely, but disapointed with a 26 - 16 win.

    Scotland, on the other hand, were quite wonderful in kicking some Froggy butt 20 - 16. Nice one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Sadly, the French are probably favourites. They possess a good all round team and are capable of beating anyone on the day. My choice for 6 Nations champs.

    Scotland are a sorry bunch and have been for a while. They only seem to manage half an hour of decent rugby before falling apart. Something serious needs to be done to avoid being overtaken by the upstarts from Italy. 5th if they're lucky.
    Hindsight is a wonderful thing Marmers...

    Go Scotland

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    I'm well happy for the Jocks - I just didn't believe that they had it in them. It's certainly made this year's tourny more interesting, just like Wales did last year.

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    Blimey!

    France 8 - 12 Italy At half time.


    Hmmm...

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    Yes, watching live scores from BBC, but the radio is only talking about fuking premiership footy.
    Do you know where I can listen to the second half live Marmite.
    Radio Wales is talking up Cardiff and Watford.
    UBC is showing shit.

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    Sorry, I don't/didn't.

    England v Jocks is on R5.

    France 37-12 Italy

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    That one is actually going to be on my t.v....

    "Oh flwwwrrr of Scotland, when will we seeee...
    yurrrr likes again..........

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    Another poor start for England. I'm sure they do it just to make things more 'exciting'.

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    Scotland again lift their game.

    England were quite frankly, bloody awful. They dropped so many balls, it sounded like the Bangers playing.

    Hmmm....

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    Scotland are a sorry bunch and have been for a while. They only seem to manage half an hour of decent rugby before falling apart. Something serious needs to be done to avoid being overtaken by the upstarts from Italy. 5th if they're lucky.

    Marmite The Frog.
    Last edited by Bobcock; 26-02-2006 at 11:57 AM.

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    At least state your sources if your going to steal pearls of wisdom from me, Bob.

    *Where's that 'wanker' smiley?*


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    Bobcock the Pom! Jing jing!

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    Wales 18-18 Italy

    RBS SIX NATIONS

    Wales (15) 18
    Tries: M Jones, S Jones
    Con: S Jones
    Pens: S Jones (2)
    Italy (15) 18
    Tries: Galon, Canavosio
    Con: Pez
    Pens: Pez (2)

    Italy won their first ever Championship point away from home in a dogged, scrappy draw at the Millennium Stadium.
    Wales threatened to run away with it in the opening half, getting their high pace, off-loading game going with tries from Mark Jones and Stephen Jones.
    But an Ezio Galon score and a Pablo Canovosio interception try brought it back to 15-15 at half-time.
    A Ramiro Pez penalty put the Azzurri ahead, but he missed four other kicks and Stephen Jones booted Wales level.
    Wales had started well with a Jones penalty, but suffered a blow when scrum-half Dwayne Peel departed with a badly jarred shoulder following a heavy hit from Galon.
    Italy defended well against a maul from a short-range line-out and their blitz defence put pressure on Wales' backs.
    We have to be happy with that performance against the Six Nations champions

    Italy captain Marco Bortolami


    But a neat inside ball to Shane Williams allowed the overlapping wing to send Mark Jones clear in the right corner for the opening try.
    The visitors hit back when Canavosio was just forced out by Haldane Luscombe after a midfield break from the outstanding Mirco Bergamasco.
    Wales fluffed the line-out and Italy's forwards almost crossed before the backs sent Galon clear.
    Mark Jones gave Wales the ideal start


    The full-back nearly failed to ground the ball before the dead-ball line, but after long deliberation video referee Eric Darriere controversially awarded the score.
    Wales began to get their sniping, off-loading game together and when Phillips tapped a short-range penalty the supporting Stephen Jones was on hand for his try.
    Italy lost prop Carlos Nieto to a badly twisted knee, before Bergamasco just denied Luscombe a try following a 70m hack-on.
    A well-worked attack from the visitors ended in a Pez penalty, though, Martyn Williams lucky not to see yellow for offside play at a ruck.
    The home side's pressure mounted for 10 minutes, but on the stroke of half-time a loose Matthew Watkins pass was intercepted by Canavosio for a 60m run-in and 14-point turnaround, Pez's conversion drawing things level.
    A Pez penalty gave the Azzurri the lead for the first time when Lee Byrne put in a late hit on Bergamasco, but the fly-half missed the chance to double the lead soon after.
    Michael Owen was non-existent, Charvis was a shadow of his former self



    With Italy well on top Cristian Stoica missed a drop goal, before Stephen Jones steadied Wales' nerves with an equalising penalty on 58 minutes following a scrum offence.
    The sides battled each other to a standstill in a scrappy, increasingly desperate skirmish, Italy's brave defence leaving the Cardiff crowd silent and unsure how to respond to their misfiring team.

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    The full-back nearly failed to ground the ball before the dead-ball line
    nearly?...nearly?????????????.....Wales got what they deaerved though.....

    I am livid about the situation some players have put us in.....Gareth Thomas should never be allowed to pull on that red shirt ever again.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog

    Scotland, on the other hand, were quite wonderful in kicking some Froggy butt 20 - 16. Nice one!
    chorus "Stand up, if you hate the French !"

    lol

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    It's been an awful season for us.
    Dreadful luck with all the injuries and lack of adequate replacements badly exposed particularly at half back and centre.
    Last night's match was the first that I haven't been bothered to watch live in years. Glad i didn't make the effort.

    Pleased for the Italians in truth and am just hoping we'll have it all sorted out by next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    chorus "Stand up, if you hate the French !"
    I'm standing!

    Ireland 15-9 Scotland


    Ireland: (12) 15
    Pens: O'Gara 5

    Scotland: (9) 9
    Pens: Paterson 3




    Ireland will head to Twickenham next Saturday with a Triple Crown and first Six Nations title in their sights after repelling Scotland in Dublin.
    They dominated territory and possession in an attritional contest but could not breach the visitors' superb defence.
    Instead the hosts had to rely on the boot of Ronan O'Gara, who kicked five penalties to three from Chris Paterson.
    Ireland led 12-9 at half-time, and O'Gara landed one more penalty after the interval to seal a deserved win.
    Scotland remained in it right to the end as O'Gara missed another penalty with a minute to go, but the visitors can have no complaints with the outcome.
    They will head to Rome hoping to conclude an otherwise excellent campaign on a victorious note.





    After a downpour just before kick-off, Ireland started at a tremendous pace and were 3-0 to the good in the second minute as O'Gara kicked an easy penalty.
    The fly-half rewarded another sustained series of attacks five minutes later with his second but Scotland were given three cheap points from the resultant kick-off as Malcolm O'Kelly impeded Jason White and Paterson opened his account.
    The Scotland wing soon levelled the scores for another Irish offence as both sides, particularly the visitors, kicked most of their possession in the tricky conditions.
    Brian O'Driscoll tries to find a way past a resilient Scottish defence

    Ireland looked the more dangerous with ball in hand though, and after Geordan Murphy had entered the line to good effect, O'Gara - who had just pushed another effort wide - kicked them back in front.

    But Paterson replied in kind to bring the visitors level again after 27 minutes as the rain started to fall.
    Scotland briefly enjoyed some pressure of their own only for Murphy to recover his own fumble from a kick through to the Irish line and launch a breakaway.
    Ireland continued to build the phases to good effect despite Scotland's sterling defence, and O'Gara's fourth penalty gave them a slender half-time advantage.
    The Scottish line-out, until this season one of their chief weapons, again floundered on the resumption, allowing Ireland to dominate territory.
    The hosts should have scored a try after 48 minutes but Murphy's low pass to Andrew Trimble allowed Hugo Southwell the split-second he needed to bundle the wing into touch.
    It was disappointing not to score a try, but you take the wins as they come


    Ireland lock Paul O'Connell




    Again Ireland pressed, only for Sean Lamont to pluck Paul O'Connell's pass out of the sky a metre from the line.

    Captain Jason White tried to lift the siege with a thumping hit on Ireland hooker Jerry Flannery, and the hosts' only reward for 15 minutes' dominance was another O'Gara penalty.
    Scotland sent on reinforcements in the shape of prop Craig Smith, hooker Dougie Hall and half-backs Chris Cusiter and Gordon Ross.
    As the game started to break up, Murphy tried to weave his way through but the Scots' defence remained resolute.


    With seven minutes left, the visitors made almost their first foray of the half into Ireland's 22 but whereas their line-out was precarious, Ireland's remained solid.
    There was still time for O'Gara to miss a final penalty attempt, but ultimately it made no difference.

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    ALLEZ LES BLEUS
    ALLEZ LES BLEUS

    Marmite WS....9:30??

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    CMN

    We could do without 'player power' as well....jumped up twats seem to forget two years ago they couldn't win a game to save their lives..... Gareth Thomas should never even play, let alone captain Wales again....

    Who on earth is there to replace Ruddock??

    We lack a ball carrier or two, Owen is just not up to it, Missing Ryan J and Dafydd J has really hurt us....and Shanklin as well...

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    I'm sad to say I agree about Owen.
    He was a good friend of mine from our cricket playing days, though he's a lot younger than me.

    Always had all the skills in the world, rather like Geraint Lewis...lachs the real bulk and drive.

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