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Post by TightHEAD on Sat 11 Mar 2017, 6:02 pm

Well played England, just one more game and I think that makes up for the 2015 RWC shambles.

+ 18 on the trot Very Happy

So please Congratulate us on a wonderful achievement under Eddie Jones, but please complete the Slam.


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Post by Rugbyjk on Sat 11 Mar 2017, 6:03 pm

18 on the bounce too TH!!

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Post by TightHEAD on Sat 11 Mar 2017, 8:05 pm

Unbelievable run of games and performances, we are privileged to have Eddie Jones.

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Post by Gooseberry on Sat 11 Mar 2017, 8:13 pm

18 losses on the bounce if you discount the impact Jamie George had coming off the bench though


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Post by Rugbyjk on Sat 11 Mar 2017, 8:14 pm

What?

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Post by doctor_grey on Sat 11 Mar 2017, 8:33 pm

Last time I looked there is a huge game for England in Dublin next week. Today England are champions, but it will mean little if they don't finish the job next Saturday. I will hold my celebrations until Saturday evening, and hope they pull it out.

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Post by TightHEAD on Sat 11 Mar 2017, 8:41 pm

True Doc, but Englands name is already on the trophy.

So I'm celebrating tonight Ale guinness Ale guinness
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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Sat 11 Mar 2017, 9:27 pm

I voted no.

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Post by Scottrf on Sat 11 Mar 2017, 9:29 pm

Rory_Gallagher wrote:I voted no.
Hilarious.
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Post by TightHEAD on Sat 11 Mar 2017, 9:34 pm

Rory_Gallagher wrote:I voted no.

Why not fella?
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Post by doctor_grey on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 12:37 am

TightHEAD wrote:True Doc, but Englands name is already on the trophy.

So I'm celebrating tonight Ale guinness Ale guinness
Maybe you have the right idea. Celebrate while we can. England have won two Six Nations in a row. And have also tied the world record for consecutive wins against tier 1 teams at 18. This really is great stuff.

But, for me, it will be hollow if England don't win next Saturday. Yes, England will still be 2017 Six Nations winners. But I analogise things to being at a party and leaving with a woman who wants to pleasure you all night long. If England beat Ireland the woman is Halle Berry. If England lose to Ireland she is Theresa May.

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Post by SecretFly on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 12:51 am

England are hands down the best team in the Northern Hemisphere. They do it all... with bells on. Obviously they are worthy Champs and that's true regardless of what happens in Dublin. The best is the best - the best sometimes get beaten but so what? The Six Nations is over as a contest. England have a right to start the celebrations early.

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Post by Pot Hale on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 1:31 am

Agreed. I vote a big yes.

England are worthy 6 Nations champions. Grand Slam is a nice bauble but winning the championship is what matters.

Next week's matches are pretty much dead rubbers.
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Post by The Great Aukster on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 7:53 am

O course England are worthy winners - they've won the championship with a game to spare. The grand slam will be the icing but the cake is the 6N.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 8:05 am

It's a bit of pointless poll. As GA says, they've won the title with a game to spare and just smashed Scotland into next week with a fantastic performance.

Winning the slam would more of an achievement than last year from a fixture perspective as Wales/Ireland away are the two hardest fixtures in the 6N imo.

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Post by RuggerRadge2611 on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 8:12 am

Worthy champions, yes.

Some of their fans on here need to be a bit more humble and stop running other nation's noses in it. We can all see how strong England are. We don't need it getting ranmed down our throats.
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Post by The Great Aukster on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 8:47 am

RuggerRadge2611 wrote:Worthy champions, yes.

Some of their fans on here need to be a bit more humble and stop running other nation's noses in it. We can all see how strong England are. We don't need it getting ranmed down our throats.

RR ... but England wouldn't be universally hated if it wasn't for that arrogance!

Got to cut them some slack too, England were humiliated in their home RWC a mere 18 games ago, and they've been forced to swallow a lot of pride and employ the antithesis of Englishness - an Australian.

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Post by LondonTiger on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 8:54 am

Worthy champions, but I fear a repeat of 2011. Ireland are a good side who will be desperate to make amends for this weekend. They will be fred up and determined to make history themselves by again beating a side going for 19. I expect an Ireland win, but hope to be surprised.

While England may have stuttered to victories in first three rounds, it should be considered that the other countries are in general in better form than in 2016.

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Post by rainbow-warrior on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 9:21 am

They won they 6N well done, but they are nothing special. New Zealand would destroy them and I have a feeling Ireland will slap them down next week too. Far from the polished item, but we all know what can not be polished Smile
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Post by Scottrf on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 9:25 am

rainbow-warrior wrote:They won they 6N well done, but they are nothing special.  New Zealand would destroy them and I have a feeling Ireland will slap them down next week too.  Far from the polished item, but we all know what can not be polished Smile
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Post by The Great Aukster on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 9:36 am

LT - of the also rans, Scotland had been in better form especially!

Ireland will want to beat England, but nowhere on the same level as a first ever win over the ABs. Being the first team to beat the reigning World Champs was also something they've done before but still marginally historic. The England game has neither of those carrots.
It's England who will be the history makers according to Jones, as his team have a chance to be all-time greats with back to back Slams. The pressure is on England and rightly so as they are massive favourites.

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 9:42 am

Yeah pressure is on England definitely. Back to back Grand Slams would be some achievement.

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Post by gregortree on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 10:31 am

"They won they 6N well done, but they are nothing special. New Zealand would destroy them and I have a feeling Ireland will slap them down next week too. Far from the polished item, but we all know what can not be polished"

Lol, I see you Grey Ghost bait there, ...and claim my NZ$ 5.00 prize.

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Post by lostinwales on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 11:24 am

Interesting looking at results- apart from games vs Italy, England are the only team in the 6N this championship to have won away from home (and have done so twice so far, vs Wales and France)

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Post by Scottrf on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 11:31 am

France game was at home.
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Post by lostinwales on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 11:33 am

Scottrf wrote:France game was at home.
It was - my mistake

Still nobody else has managed an away win. Lets make sure we get a second next week

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Post by Scottrf on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 11:36 am

Always amazes me how big an advantage being at home is. I don't quite understand it.
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Post by Presuming Ed on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 11:38 am

I voted no. Despite having played snd watched rugby for 40 years , I've learnt an awful lot from the very many grest luminaries on this board. England are in fact an over-hyped, over-rated bunch of losers who would only fill a couple of the dirt trackrrs spots on the Lions tour. A very, very (x 18 ) lucky side.


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Post by Gooseberry on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 12:24 pm

Tighthead and rugbyjyk are pretty grace less arses but I think most England fans are pretty realistic. If anything up until yesterday they were underestimating the side ...and yes off the back of tearing Scotland up there's a fair bit of over the top trumpet blowing going on....ignoring the impact that the injuries did have on the game too.

Thing is really don't think we've learnt anything we didn't known already know.
If teams let England play and they turn up switched on they are pretty devastating, especially against teams that come to play an open game against them and aren't strong defensively ( ie scotland) .
They also still ship tries regardless of opposition and game circumstance.

" on their day" they are clearly a step above the rest of the NH and ahead of SA and Australia. Where they are in relation to NZ is less clear...but certainly they couldn't have sustained this run of victories without having a deep squad and quality.

So Ireland...a very different prospect to Scotland and the sort of team that play in a way that will stiffle England more.
They have their own problems though and pending injuries may have a pretty limp backs unit. Morale is one of those things...we've seen Wales come back from a kicking to lay down a marker ...no reason Ireland can't do the same. Or they may have let their heads drop and feel intimidated out of the game from the start.

All the same England are clearly worthy champions...it's a pity people's true colours come out after a few too many sugary drinks though.
Normal service is resumed with sniping and arrogance. Yawn.




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Post by Ineffable on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 12:29 pm

Tighthead, what is it that happened to you as a child to make you crave this attention so much? Just curious!

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Post by Shifty on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 12:37 pm

England are worthy champions. There isn't much between Wales, Ireland, Scotland and France, but clearly England are well ahead of us all.

They crushed Scotland, and won a brutal game in Cardiff in the last few minutes.

I think next year will be interesting for England. I said on the topic where Eddie Jones got the England job that he was a "boom and bust coach". England will either have a rocket attached to it's backside, or will crash and burn, Jones's coaching career has been like that all the way through.
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Post by aucklandlaurie on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 1:55 pm

Of course England are worthy champions, they won the most games didnt they?

 I'd have thought that every year the winner of the competition is a worthy champion. cant see why the question even needs to be asked.

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Post by optimist on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 6:04 pm

In Chicago, Ireland beat New Zealand. In Edinburgh, Scotland beat Ireland and Wales. In Cardiff, England beat Wales and Wales beat Ireland. In Dublin, Ireland beat France. In London, England beat Italy, France and Scotland. In those 9 games, only 2 have been won away from home (by Ireland and England). Next week in Dublin will be quite a match.

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Post by TightHEAD on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 6:31 pm

aucklandlaurie wrote:Of course England are worthy champions, they won the most games didnt they?

 I'd have thought that every year the winner of the competition is a worthy champion. cant see why the question even needs to be asked.

Because old boy there are many here on 606 that do not rate England or more importantly think the players are going to make up the majority of the Lions party, I for one think the question is worth asking and by some of the responses above shows tha battle some of these guys are up against despite winning back to back titles.
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Post by SecretFly on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 6:38 pm

Don't worry Tight. 606ers don't choose the Lions team so keep your eye on Gatland rather than these threads.
If it means anything, he looked as smug as a pig in schidt when looking at his Welsh boys put Ireland to the sword so....................... looks like it's going to be a shoot out between English and Welsh players for those Lions shirts.
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Post by TightHEAD on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 6:41 pm

Gatland reads these comments as I asked him not too long ago.
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Post by SecretFly on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 6:57 pm

Even more reason to relax Wink If he's doing what you want him to do now, he'll be doing what you want him to do in the selections. You got him eating out of your palm. It's in the bag.

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Post by doctor_grey on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 9:31 pm

SecretFly wrote:Don't worry Tight.  606ers don't choose the Lions team so keep your eye on Gatland rather than these threads.  
If it means anything, he looked as smug as a pig in schidt when looking at his Welsh boys put Ireland to the sword so....................... looks like it's going to be a shoot out between English and Welsh players for those Lions shirts.
Enjoy the battles.
To tell the truth, when Gatland was on camera with that happy-happy-satisfied look about him, I have been informed he had just passed gas. That is why you also saw the other Welsh coaches getting up to leave.

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Post by SecretFly on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 9:38 pm

doctor_grey wrote:
SecretFly wrote:Don't worry Tight.  606ers don't choose the Lions team so keep your eye on Gatland rather than these threads.  
If it means anything, he looked as smug as a pig in schidt when looking at his Welsh boys put Ireland to the sword so....................... looks like it's going to be a shoot out between English and Welsh players for those Lions shirts.
Enjoy the battles.
To tell the truth, when Gatland was on camera with that happy-happy-satisfied look about him, I have been informed he had just passed gas.  That is why you also saw the other Welsh coaches getting up to leave.  

I stand corrected. That is indeed a more valid reading of the optics of the situation, Doc. Apologies for my blatant fake news attempt, folks - it's addictive.

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Post by gregortree on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 1:08 am

Has it been devalued yet ?

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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 8:44 am

TightHEAD wrote:
Rory_Gallagher wrote:I voted no.

Why not fella?

England are spoofers and their Six Nation's win isn't legitimate.

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Post by gregortree on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 8:48 am

Donald Trump called it a fake win.

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Post by Rugby Fan on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 8:55 am

Rory_Gallagher wrote:
TightHEAD wrote:
Rory_Gallagher wrote:I voted no.

Why not fella?

England are spoofers and their Six Nation's win isn't legitimate.

Genuine language question: I've seen "spoofer" a couple of times but never sure what it means. Quick check online not that enlightening. Is it something like "full of cr*p"?

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Post by Gooseberry on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 8:57 am

Yeah I notice the BBC didnt even show it live...convienet so the #fakenews media could rework the footage.

Noone cares about this except you liberals anyway. Warren Gatland is our head coach and I trust him, hes taking the Lions back for the people.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 8:58 am

England have not played well (bar Saturday) but they have won their games so yes worthy champions.

Its always suggested that when the Aussies / Kiwis / SA's etc are playing badly and winning its the sign of a good...however seemingly with some other nations fans because its England...that doesn't follow.

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Post by Rory_Gallagher on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 9:18 am

Rugby Fan wrote:
Rory_Gallagher wrote:
TightHEAD wrote:
Rory_Gallagher wrote:I voted no.

Why not fella?

England are spoofers and their Six Nation's win isn't legitimate.

Genuine language question: I've seen "spoofer" a couple of times but never sure what it means. Quick check online not that enlightening. Is it something like "full of cr*p"?

Yeah pretty much.

Lol at the Donald Trump comment above.

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Post by George Carlin on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 9:25 am

Of course they are worthy winners - there's nothing to argue, really.

They still won only playing to anything like their potential for 40 minutes in each of their first 3 games. Then they put together a full 80, playing to their potential, against Scotland and we all saw the result.

Given the propaganda emanating from Eddie Jones, like a wumming goblin Pez-dispensor and the fact that the media adoringly re-prints everything that he says - the difficult thing for Gatland is going to be sifting through the teams to see who contributed the most to the relative success of their respective teams in this tournament and then trying to compare between those players to find what the objective standard is.

Tough one, as each of the other home nations teams (apart from England) had at least one stinker of a game.
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Post by eirebilly on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 9:30 am

Well done to England and their fans, defo worthy champions clap
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Post by IanBru on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 10:07 am

Congratulations to England - thoroughly deserved!
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Post by munkian on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 10:10 am

Pot Hale wrote:Agreed.  I vote a big yes.

England are worthy 6 Nations champions.  Grand Slam is a nice bauble but winning the championship is what matters.

Next week's matches are pretty much dead rubbers.  

If England v Ireland in Dublin is ever considered a 'dead rubber' you need to have a long hard look at yourselves Shocked
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