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  • elstoof 11 Feb 2012 17:55:26 6,624 posts
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    Lol, you're right there LB, that's one dodgy pashmina he's picked up. When in Rome eh?
  • Whizzo 11 Feb 2012 20:09:05 43,033 posts
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    Seriously France? You don't have undersoil heating in the Stade de France?! Stade de Fail more like.

    I'm sure all those Irish supporters are completely understanding...

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  • Trowel 12 Feb 2012 16:16:56 17,432 posts
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    Scloltland :)
  • Whizzo 12 Feb 2012 16:22:30 43,033 posts
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    There's plenty of time left.

    For more yellow cards for Scotland.

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  • RedSparrows 12 Feb 2012 16:50:25 22,032 posts
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    played Wales.

    France/Ireland was a fiasco. Never seen anything cancelled so late.
  • fergal_oc 24 Feb 2012 09:47:15 2,763 posts
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    So it's back again and here's the big one. It's Ireland v Italy!

    No no can't pull it off. England v Wales at Twickers.

    Two young teams, one less experienced than the other but playing at home.

    Media and pundits predicting a Welsh win but with Steve Walsh in the middle who knows what's going to happen.

    I'm hoping and praying the Dragon roars. How I'd love to gloat over a 30pnt margin but my head says i'm 60% confident of a 10 point win but 40% scared that England are going to stuff the ball up their jumper and Steve Walsh is going to sinbin Wales at the breakdown.
  • Dougs 25 Feb 2012 16:51:54 66,671 posts
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    Cracking game this. Wales could have been out of sight in the first 15, but great response.
    , great to see the positivity
  • elstoof 25 Feb 2012 16:53:47 6,624 posts
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    What's with the red and white thing on all the pundits lapels?
  • grey_matters 25 Feb 2012 17:07:06 3,672 posts
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    Good heart from England here.
  • Dougs 25 Feb 2012 17:09:23 66,671 posts
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    Def bin, haven't made the most of out though, poor.
  • grey_matters 25 Feb 2012 17:21:05 3,672 posts
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    Priestland doesn't look right these days at all.
  • urban 25 Feb 2012 17:36:41 10,923 posts
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    That has got to be my single favourite moment of the Six Nations so far!
  • grey_matters 25 Feb 2012 17:44:32 3,672 posts
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    Jebus, that was close. Wouldn't like to have to call that one.
  • Bremenacht 25 Feb 2012 17:44:59 17,613 posts
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    Fantastic game. Really enjoyed that.
  • Deleted user 25 February 2012 17:46:27
    Haha, excellent, that's what I call a smash 'n grab :)

    fwiw I thought that England try was good, but, saying that, England would still have had to make a conversion from the touchline so it certainly wasn't nailed on for a draw.
  • Jono62 25 Feb 2012 17:47:33 13,957 posts
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    Inconclusive was the right decision. We lost it when Wales were down to 14 men and didn't convert. Great game though.
  • agparrot 25 Feb 2012 17:48:33 11,903 posts
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    Fantastic match! You wouldn't know it from the final score, but I was pleased with how much Rugby went on. Brilliant strip, break, chip and try for Scott Williams, too, a multi-skilled score.

    Not sure why Youngs is still in the England side, to be honest, he has seemed flustered and inaccurate all tournament, and just keeps making the wrong decisions. Not sure there's really anyone to put there instead in the temporary absence of Farrell, I guess.

    Can't take away from a great game, though.
  • Orange 25 Feb 2012 17:50:06 4,656 posts
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    Shame Youngs has lost his form, needs to get back to basics. England were in control until that change.
  • Psychotext 25 Feb 2012 17:52:49 53,815 posts
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    lol, I was in Sainsbury's when Wales scored the try. Some security guy was watching it on a monitor and a staff member was by him trying (badly) to talk to a customer. I saw the chip and shouted "GO ON!", which made the customer jump out of their skin... followed by much leaping around when Williams went over for the try.

    :champ:

    My missus was pissing herself laughing at me / us. lol

    Was amazed that England were on the verge of scoring by the time I got back to the car though. I thought it would have been over with such a short amount of time left.

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  • urban 25 Feb 2012 17:56:59 10,923 posts
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    Great last 20 minutes but there was no way you can score a try with definitive control on your back with your hands above your head. Arms don't bend that way!
  • elstoof 25 Feb 2012 18:25:50 6,624 posts
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    What the hell has happened to Ben Youngs? He had so much promise a year ago, now he looks far too ponderous and that pass.... With a stronger bench England could have have held on to the lead. I'm hoping Lancaster keeps the job, he's done well considering he's had to keep with Johnsons elite squad and only been allowed to tinker.
  • RedSparrows 25 Feb 2012 18:35:59 22,032 posts
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    Shame.

    Onwards and upwards! Good effort nonetheless.
  • boo 26 Feb 2012 10:52:51 11,703 posts
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    Talk about nerve-wracking. I don't think I've got any fingernails left! Overjoyed that Wales nailed it, but by God did they put the supporters through the wringer.
    How long for that final try / no try decision to come through? Seemed to be about half an hour!

    Wales are going to need to step up a gear if they're going to beat France though. They play like they did yesterday, and Les Bleu will eat them alive.

    Still - it's in Cardiff, which will help.

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  • urban 26 Feb 2012 11:27:48 10,923 posts
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    We need to come out of the gate biting today!
  • urban 26 Feb 2012 15:01:27 10,923 posts
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    Lets ave it!
  • urban 26 Feb 2012 15:50:19 10,923 posts
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    Nobody watching this? 10-10 at half time! Better score than expected but sloppy slow passing game from Scotland so far.
  • agparrot 26 Feb 2012 17:20:03 11,903 posts
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    Enjoyed the match, another belter for the most part, once everyone had warmed up.

    I love it when there is hardly any kicking game - it sort of undid Scotland in a way because they (I type this every year!) seem to let the schoolboy errors creep in, which you simply can't do against France, even a French team as undecided as this one seems to be.

    France aren't undecided once they've got the ball though, it's made me properly excited to see them play Ireland next week in the rescheduled game.
  • boo 26 Feb 2012 17:30:11 11,703 posts
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    Cracking game! Could have gone either way.

    Much like Lamont's leg! Ouch!

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