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Started by Tadagee on Feb 1, 2022 9:05:49 PM
Six Nations 2022

Will Wales retain the title? (no)

Will Italy avoid the Wooden Spoon? (no)

Will Scotland finally make that long promised challenge for the Championship? (no)

Will Ireland avoid the one game crash and burn that stops them winning the Championship? (no)

Will Eddie Jones finally make England more than the sum of their parts? (no)

Will anyone stop a French Grand Slam? (Hmmm...maybe)

Tadagee - 01 Feb 2022 21:07:46 (#1 of 655)

With Alun Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau, Josh Navidi, Dan Lydiate, George North and Leigh Halfpenny all out not looking great Waleswise.

davedanon - 01 Feb 2022 21:25:21 (#2 of 655)

Spooky. I was just reviewing last year's thread, prior to setting up this year's...

davedanon - 01 Feb 2022 21:27:59 (#3 of 655)

Unforch, we have France & England away, so at least one loss is very likely.

moto748 - 02 Feb 2022 13:08:19 (#4 of 655)

You seem to have mostly covered it in the blue writing, Tada.

Tagyourit - 02 Feb 2022 13:16:53 (#5 of 655)

My prediction is

1. FRA (GS)

2. IRE

3. ENG

4. SCO

5. WAl

6. ITA

moto748 - 03 Feb 2022 01:09:01 (#6 of 655)

Looks sound. I remember a few years back, it was remarked here (and elsewhere, I think), that French club rugby was a very dull affair, and this was something the national coaches struggled with. But it has struck me, as I've happened to catch a bit of live action lately on TV from their league, that it looks a far better watch than most of the Premiership. Certainly the Sale/Leicester match, which I thought was low on quality. There seemed, to my eyes at least, more intent to keep the ball moving, with good handling from both backs and forwards, even in closely contested contests, then I've generally seen in the English comp.

Tadagee - 03 Feb 2022 07:31:19 (#7 of 655)

I see some of the Irish press are predicting a massacre. I think Ireland will win, but it must make coaches wince when they see this stuff saying they will thrash the opposition esp when both Wales and Ireland have a rich tradition of imploding against each other.

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davedanon - 03 Feb 2022 14:09:18 (#9 of 655)

Where's that being said, Tada?

FredDee - 03 Feb 2022 14:12:03 (#10 of 655)

and how will the new scrum law trial go ?

davedanon - 03 Feb 2022 14:41:12 (#11 of 655)

It sounds perfectly sensible. Hopefully it goes well and works.

Moschops - 03 Feb 2022 14:58:35 (#12 of 655)

What is the new scrum law?

BenVrackie - 03 Feb 2022 16:27:07 (#13 of 655)

A penalty will be awarded to whichever scrum-half points most excitedly at something no one else can see.

Tagyourit - 03 Feb 2022 16:28:56 (#14 of 655)

Though I preferred Ben's version

moto748 - 03 Feb 2022 16:31:44 (#15 of 655)

I'm sure that'll cure all problems at a stroke.

Tadagee - 03 Feb 2022 16:39:32 (#16 of 655)

Where's that being said, Tada?

ah seems it's just one source rather than a general thing.

Tadagee - 03 Feb 2022 17:40:37 (#17 of 655)

And of course Wales Online isn't the most reliable.

For e.g.

'Wales can't afford to misfire in the scrum because they are up against opponents who boast arguably the top front row in European rugby in Andew Porter, Ronan Kelleher and Tadhg Beirne.'

I mean I know Tadhg Beirne is pretty versatile...

cozzer - 03 Feb 2022 17:49:36 (#18 of 655)

arguably the top front row in European rugby in Andrew Cotter, Ronan Keating and Tadhg Beirne

Tagyourit - 03 Feb 2022 17:51:03 (#19 of 655)

WalesOnline is always worth a visit after a Wales loss just for the BTL comments.

Tadagee - 03 Feb 2022 17:56:43 (#20 of 655)

Wales online intro lines are beyond excruciating.

They always start 'articles' with things like

"As Welsh television icon, Windsor Davies used to say in the sweltering jungle "it ain't half hot, mum".

Well he's not the only Welshman who might be finding things a bit hot for their liking. When the Welsh team step out onto the Aviva pitch on Saturday they will be facing an Irish team who have not only recently claimed the scalp of the All Blacks ...etc etc"

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