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    Got to say Wales have been poor and i don't like to talk down Refs but the decision that there was do deliberate knock-on was a fukin travesty. Should have been a Yellow and a penalty try ...no idea what TMO and Ref are looking at. That is disappointing.

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    would have changed much.

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    England were good, Ireland bad.

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    FIVE Nations

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    How many teams will complete all their matches now?

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    England have been doing well against Wales. A bit of a scare at the start of the second half but it's 33-16 for only a few minutes left...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
    The Six Nations-screen-shot-2020-03-08-10-a


    Why? To get into the guy's headspace? Seriously, why? With a thousand cameras looking on . . .

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    Maybe he likes him.

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    ^Just saw video of this for the first time, had assumed it would have been a squirrel-grip after reading the headlines but it's a full on what're you doing after the game caress.


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    This year's Six Nations will have to wait to reach its conclusion.

    With the ongoing concern over the coronavirus outbreak, only Wales v Scotland at the Principality Stadium is scheduled to go ahead this weekend on what was supposed to be 'Super Saturday'.

    The decision to call off France v Ireland in Paris, along with Italy v England in Rome's Stadio Olimpico, leaves this year's championship up in the air.

    As we wait for news on when the postponed fixtures will take place, BBC Sport looks at the key questions surrounding the 2020 tournament.

    With Scotland ending France's Grand Slam hopes following a 28-17 victory on Sunday, the door has opened for England to claim the Six Nations title.

    Eddie Jones' side, who beat Wales 33-30 on Saturday to secure a first Triple Crown in four years, are level with France in the Six Nations standings but have a slightly better points difference of 15 compared to France's 13.
    When the fixture against Italy is rearranged later in the year, England would expect to win and significantly improve their points difference.

    But round four's results have also handed Ireland a chance of winning a second championship in three years.
    Andy Farrell's team are on nine points in the table with a points difference of five, but have played one game less than the rest of the teams after last week's match against Italy was called off.

    If Ireland secure bonus-point wins over Italy at Stadio Olimpico and then against France at Stade de France, they would be crowned champions regardless of the result England achieve in their rescheduled match.

    France could also still win the title if they claim a bonus-point victory over Ireland and England fail to match that result against Italy.

    England, Ireland and France may be favourites to be crowned Six Nations winners but Scotland still have a slim chance of causing a shock upset.

    If Gregor Townsend's side manage a win over Wales at the Principality Stadium, they would then have to hope Ireland lose to Italy, then draw with France in Paris.

    Scotland would also need England to suffer an unlikely defeat against bottom side Italy when the postponed fixture is given the green light.

    Wales head coach Wayne Pivac will be hoping to stop the rot and end on a positive note after his side lost three matches in the competition for the first time since 2007 following defeat by England.

    The 2019 Six Nations champions have recorded just one win during this year's tournament, opening their campaign with a 42-0 victory over Italy in February.

    If Wales secure victory in Cardiff over Scotland, and Ireland lose both their games in hand against Italy and France, then Welsh pride would be somewhat restored with a third-placed finish.

    However, Wales could end up bottom of the championship if they lose to Scotland and the Italy stage an almighty comeback and win both of their rescheduled games against Ireland and England.

    The bonus-points system was introduced to the Six Nations in 2017 and a change from two to four points for a win to "encourage and reward try scoring and attacking play".

    One bonus point is awarded for scoring four tries or more and for losing by a margin of seven points or fewer.

    Two points are given for games that end in a draw.

    Three bonus points are also awarded to a team that wins all five matches and achieves a Grand Slam, which France would have been a step closer to had they beaten Scotland in round four.

    The tournament has been hampered by the spread of coronavirus, with Italy the worst-hit European country with more than 7,000 cases.

    There are no confirmed dates as to when the postponed fixtures will take place.

    The final game of the tournament between France and Ireland was the latest fixture to be postponed on Monday.

    The French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu announced the decision to postpone after an "agreement with the French Rugby Federation and tournament organisers".

    Ireland's match against Italy at the Aviva Stadium, which was scheduled to take place on 7 March, was the first game to be called off in February, with Ireland's chief medical officer saying the call to postpone was "not made lightly".

    Six Nations officials then made the decision to postpone Italy's fixture with England at Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 14 March.

    The announcement was made after the Italian government ordered all sporting fixtures in the country to be held behind closed doors until 3 April as part of measures to contain the outbreak.

    In the Women's Six Nations Championship, England are eight points clear at the top of the table after winning their first four matches but have been made to wait to secure a second successive Grand Slam.

    They beat Wales 66-7 at Twickenham Stoop at the weekend to secure the Triple Crown but their final round match with last year's runners-up Italy has already been postponed because of the outbreak.

    Second-place France could still win the title with two bonus-point victories from their final matches - if England fail to record a point when their match in Italy is able to be played.

    However France's match against Ireland was called off on Tuesday, meaning they will have to complete both matches at a later date after their meeting with Scotland last weekend was postponed following a home player's positive test for coronavirus.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/51800754

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
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    enter in the hall of GRAB,with VINNY,GAZA,as the grab a bollock team.

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    It will be awhile before they can complete this 6 nations event

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    Bugger

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    ^ What English rugby players do...

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    Good grief you realise how long its been when the thread is buried 3 pages back.

    The 2021 Six Nations kicks off a week tomorrow. 6 weeks of man's football although i fear my team will be fighting for the Teakspoon along with Italy. Still chin up and here's the fixture list.

    good grief that didn't work, i'll find another list, uno momento

    Six Nations 2021 fixtures and TV schedule


    ROUND ONE
    Italy v France.... Stadio Olimpico (Rome).... Saturday, February 6.... 2.15pm GMT.... ITV


    England v Scotland... Twickenham (London).... Saturday, February 6.... 4.45pm GMT.... ITV


    Wales v Ireland.... Principality Stadium (Cardiff).... Sunday, February 7.... 3pm GMT.... BBC and S4C


    ROUND TWO
    England v Italy.... Twickenham (London).... Saturday, February 13.... 2.15pm GMT.... ITV


    Scotland v Wales.... BT Murrayfield (Edinburgh).... Saturday, February 13.... 4.45pm GMT.... BBC and S4C


    Ireland v France.... Aviva Stadium (Dublin).... Sunday, February 14.... 3pm GMT.... ITV


    ROUND THREE
    Italy v Ireland.... Stadio Olimpico (Rome).... Saturday, February 27.... 2.15pm GMT.... ITV


    Wales v England.... Principality Stadium (Cardiff).... Saturday, February 27.... 4.45pm GMT.... BBC and S4C


    France v Scotland.... Stade de France (Paris).... Sunday, February 28.... 3pm GMT.... BBC


    ROUND FOUR
    Italy v Wales.... Stadio Olimpico (Rome).... Saturday, March 13.... 2.15pm GMT.... ITV and S4C


    England v France.... Twickenham (London).... Saturday, March 13.... 4.45pm GMT.... ITV


    Scotland v Ireland.... BT Murrayfield (Edinburgh).... Sunday, March 14.... 3pm GMT.... BBC


    ROUND FIVE
    Scotland v Italy.... BT Murrayfield (Edinburgh).... Saturday, March 20.... 2.15pm GMT.... BBC


    Ireland v England.... Aviva Stadium (Dublin).... Saturday, March 20.... 4.45pm GMT.... ITV


    France v Wales.... Stade de France (Paris).... Saturday, March 20.... 8pm GMT.... BBC and S4C

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    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    Good grief you realise how long its been when the thread is buried 3 pages back.
    You didn't realise it was eight weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    You didn't realise it was eight weeks.
    Eh? ... am i having a Socal moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    Eh? ... am i having a Socal moment
    Maybe I am. 12 weeks.

    England won it at the end of October.

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    Rugby Australia has offered to host this summer's British and Irish Lions series against South Africa.

    The Lions are due to visit South Africa in July and August with a three-Test series against the world champions.

    But issues around Covid-19, including the emergence of a new variant in South Africa, has led to uncertainty over the viability of the tour.

    "We're here to help," Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan told the Sydney Morning Herald
    ."What we learnt from the Tri Nations last year and the tennis that's happening now is that Australia can successfully stage global tournaments in a Covid world.

    "It's particularly tough in the UK and South Africa at the moment and I believe the more international rugby that gets played here, the better."


    British and Irish Lions: Rugby Australia offers to replace South Africa as hosts - BBC Sport

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    ^ read that too this morning. A Lions tour has to be a tour, not played in the UK so if it goes ahead that would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    ^ read that too this morning. A Lions tour has to be a tour, not played in the UK so if it goes ahead that would be great.
    I think the jaapies have ruled out any more tours after their fuck ups in the cricket and the subsequent nasty Covid variant.

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    11 - 6 to Scotland at Twickers, 38 years since they last beat them there. Well done and a great game. This years six nations could be quite open.

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