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Ireland 17 50.00%
England 11 32.35%
Scotland 2 5.88%
Wales 0 0%
France 2 5.88%
Italy 2 5.88%
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Old 30-01-2018, 03:07 PM
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Default Official 6 Nations 2018 thread

That time of year again
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Old 30-01-2018, 03:45 PM
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I'd love to vote for Scotland but they're an unknown quantity under Townsend. A lot will depend on the Welsh games, the Scot fans think the result is in the bag already, but they could get a rude awakening in Cardiff. A lot depends on keeping Laidlaw out of the squad, if he starts they're goosed, if they lose and pressure is on and Townsend reverts to picking him ... they're goosed.

I refuse to pick Ireland in these pools, been bitten far, far too many times.
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Old 30-01-2018, 03:55 PM
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Wales have announced their team

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Wales: Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets); Josh Adams (Worcester), Scott Williams (Scarlets), Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets), Steff Evans (Scarlets); Rhys Patchell (Scarlets), Gareth Davies (Scarlets); Rob Evans (Scarlets), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Cory Hill (Dragons), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys capt), Aaron Shingler (Scarlets), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues), Ross Moriarty (Gloucester).

Replacements: Elliot Dee (Dragons), Wyn Jones (Scarlets), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Bradley Davies (Ospreys), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Aled Davies (Scarlets), Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Owen Watkin (Ospreys).
It might be Scarlets heavy but I can't see Gatland and especially Howley having the nous or conviction to allow them play the Scarlets way. Saying that though, Wales are on a hiding to nothing this campaign so they might be allowed to cut loose.


Patchell isn't International standard IMO so he can be got at and Moriarty hasn't played much this season so the Scots should really be looking to dominate them there.
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What will the Irish team be, and when will it get named? Assume Larmour won't start?
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Old 30-01-2018, 04:26 PM
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What will the Irish team be, and when will it get named? Assume Larmour won't start?
I'm guessing...
Kearney,
Earls,
Stockdale,
Henshaw,
Bundee
Sexton,
Murray,
McGrath or Healy
Best,
Furlong,
Toner,
Henderson,
O'Mahony,
Stander or Conan
Van der Flier
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Old 30-01-2018, 05:01 PM
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Doubtful Larmour will get a start until the Italy game.
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Doubtful Larmour will get a start until the Italy game.
What's the story with him Nelly, I heard someone on OTB(Leinster FM) comparing him to Gareth Davies
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Old 30-01-2018, 05:20 PM
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What's the story with him Nelly, I heard someone on OTB(Leinster FM) comparing him to Gareth Davies
He's a breath of fresh air in the current game to be honest, runs some brilliant lines from full back, rather than the likes of Kearney running into the first tackler. He's at Leinster too so the media are fawning all over him. His form warrants inclusion in the wider squad for sure but he has plenty to work on. For example, during the Munster game he was poor enough defensively and positionally but that was forgotten when he got his wonder try.

He seems to be the type of player that can make things happen, similar to Zebo back around 2013.

But it's a gamble, Joe has to pick between him, Kearney (having a bit of a resurgence) and Conway (under the radar at the moment with the first two mentioned). The latter two have more experience which might be needed if it's close in Paris, which it always seems to be regardless of what French team turns up.
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He's a breath of fresh air in the current game to be honest, runs some brilliant lines from full back, rather than the likes of Kearney running into the first tackler. He's at Leinster too so the media are fawning all over him. His form warrants inclusion in the wider squad for sure but he has plenty to work on. For example, during the Munster game he was poor enough defensively and positionally but that was forgotten when he got his wonder try.

He seems to be the type of player that can make things happen, similar to Zebo back around 2013.

But it's a gamble, Joe has to pick between him, Kearney (having a bit of a resurgence) and Conway (under the radar at the moment with the first two mentioned). The latter two have more experience which might be needed if it's close in Paris, which it always seems to be regardless of what French team turns up.
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What's the story with him Nelly, I heard someone on OTB(Leinster FM) comparing him to Gareth Davies
Who's Gareth Davies?
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