Discussion in '2019 Guinness Six Nations' started by Tooting Carmen, Jan 22, 2019.
... until it wasn’t.
You're obviously inventing stuff to fit your narrative.
You can barely move for the Welsh screaming about their grandslam
I'm surprised there aren't petitions to just not play the final two rounds seeing as they're already engraving their names on the trophy
Hypocrisy in action... if anyone is making anything up it’s the “You can barely move for the Welsh screaming about their grandslam”. Not one person mentioned the ‘G’ word in the office today as it’s NOWHERE near a done deal.
Seem to remember quite a lot of talk about an English grandslam though... until Saturday night.
... or maybe the madella effect ‘is’ real!
I find it amusing when people promote the 'Scotland have gone backwards' narrative when they fail to acknowledge or recognise the freak injury crisis coupled with the fact that squad depth (which the Townsend is aware of and is trying to address) are bound to have a major bearing on results against well coached tier one sides who don't have the same injury crisis.
Re. Wales at Murrayfield, I see a similar outcome to the Ireland game but perhaps with a lower points difference. I was trying to get an update on the Hogg injury situation - initial reports were that he was out for the season but then Townsend said he was hopeful it wasn't serious. I don't know if the results of his shoulder scan have been released. Hamish Watson was also expected to return before the end of the 6N. If we can get him and Russell back then that should make it a more interesting game.
My final prediction:
1.ENG 20 pts
2.IRL 18 pts
3.WAL 17 pts
4.FRA 10 pts
5.SCO 5 pts
6.ITA 0 pts
If Russel, Hogg and Watson are back this will be an extremely tough game.
I think if the Welsh play with the same intensity they used to destroy and crush the English, they have a fair chance. Not saying its in the bag, but there's a chance.
And this is So true. And as for world cup contenders - there were also names being engraved onto cups way ahead of time. Not since Saturday though!
England 5 4 0 1 143 67 76 4 20
Wales 5 5 0 0 102 63 39 0 20
Ireland 5 3 0 2 101 91 10 1 13
France 5 2 0 3 87 112 -25 2 10
Scotland 5 1 0 4 83 124 -41 2 6
Italy 5 0 0 5 74 133 -59 0 0
You get three extra points for a GS.
That I didn't know
Yeah, they put it in when they put in bonus points so that if a team got a Slam they'd always win.
Regardless of the fact that we still have to beat Ireland, @Leinster Fan just ruined your day eh?
I think Wales have the GS sown up.
England will be second, and Italy last. The others can play out a raffle.
What with English history of having Grandslams ruined on the final day... I’m surprised at this.
Don’t spoil my fun.
My prediction is Ireland beat Wales by 7, Italy v France is tough to call but I think France have one last big performance in them, hence saving Brunel's job and, I see Eddie's cockiness costing them!!
By your table, you have Scotland beating England with a BP, at Twickenham?
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