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Post by George Carlin on Mon 04 Feb 2019, 8:42 am

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SCOTLAND IRELAND 
9 February 2019
KO: 14:15
BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Touch judges: Pascal Gaüzère (France) and Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)

Live on [paddy TV and jock TV]

A. Head to Head

134 Played 134
67 Won 62
6 Drawn 6
62 Lost 67
1,415 Points 1,525

B. Recent Form

10 March 2018
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
28–8 to Ireland

4 February 2017
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
27–22 to Scotland

19 March 2016
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
35 – 25 to Ireland

15 August 2015
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
28 – 22 to Ireland

21 March 2015
BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
10 – 40 to Ireland

2 February 2014
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
28 – 6 to Ireland

24 February 2013
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
12 – 8 to Scotland

10 March 2012
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
32 – 14 to Ireland

6 August 2011
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
10 – 6 to Scotland

27 February 2011
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
18 – 21 to Ireland

20 March 2010
Croke Park, Dublin
20 – 23 to Scotland

C. Teams

SCOTLAND
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[TBC]

IRELAND 
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[TBC]
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Post by BigGee on Wed 06 Feb 2019, 10:27 pm

All the noises coming out of the press this evening suggesting that Seymour and Maits will get the wing spots and Blairhorn will be on the bench.

Tough on him, but there are two quality wings who, as others have said, have the experience to go with the skills. Hopefully he will get a good run off the bench during the game.

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Post by lostinwales on Wed 06 Feb 2019, 10:34 pm

Cyril wrote:A draw would be nice. 9-9 would stoke up the fires for our southern brethren to say there’s no rugby played on the NH.

They will do that regardless

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Post by Cyril on Wed 06 Feb 2019, 10:46 pm

True. Sadly true

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Post by George Carlin on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 5:03 am

RDW wrote:
Eejit wrote:
RDW wrote:
Eejit wrote:
RDW wrote:Who is giving this chat?

Hattrick and voted player of the weekend (harsh on Vunipola), but can't keep his place!

We need to nip this one quickly before the luvvies take things out of hand and stain their red cords. The lad played really well and he took his tries well, but lets be clear that they were wingers tries. He may have been picked as man of the match, but we scored those tries because Dancer was on song and we were playing a debuting 12 that has the potential to be the complete package.

Kinghorn has bags of potential. Maitland is a British Lion that is first choice for the best (or second best) club side on planet earth.

I would have brought Maitland back in but for Seymour!
Naw you and Tattie would conspire to have Kinghorn at FB with Damian Hoyland & Darcy Graham in you couple of corduroyed fanatics! Might even find a place for Dougie Fife  warning on the bench.

Truth is it doesn't matter which two of Maits, Tam or King Blarehorn plays as they are all quality international wingers. (Though Seymour absolutely pasting Campagnaro causing a turnover at the weekend was a thing of beauty). None of it matters if we end up getting marmalised up front and at the set piece.

To be honest I completely agree with you on the last paragraph - whoever we pick we have one of the best back 3s in the competition.

Seymour and maitland have a lot credit in the bank, I just don't think it sends a good messages about supposedly rewarding good performances!
I agree but playing Ireland is very different from playing Italy. If I was Kinghorn, I would be eased into this cauldron gently.
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Post by RDW on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 8:14 am

I'm not sure he needs easing in GC - he's only 22 but already has over 60 Edinburgh caps including champions cup games and knock out challenge cup games. He's also not making his debut - he's got several Scotland caps, including one away to Ireland!

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Post by George Carlin on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 8:22 am

22, eh? My haircut's older than that.

When are the teams out incidentally?
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Post by LondonTiger on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 8:30 am

George Carlin wrote:22, eh? My haircut's older than that.

When are the teams out incidentally?
https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/2019/02/04/when-are-this-weeks-guinness-six-nations-team-announcements/

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Post by LondonTiger on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 8:31 am

So looks like Scotland at 1pm, Ireland 30 minutes later

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Post by Collapse2005 on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 9:13 am

Don't bother turning up Scotland.

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Post by tigertattie on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 9:38 am

It's written in the stars!

"Long live the king(horn)"

Yesterday saw one of the most amazing tries ever seen as Scotland secured a great win over a hard fighting Ireland. with only 2 minutes left on the clock, Scotland were 4 points behind when deep in their own 22, Tommy Seymour rose like a majestic salmon and took a mark from a high ball but was clattered round the head by the oncoming Irish chase. Seymour was then taken off for a precautionary HIA (and was found to be absolutely fine and will be fit and firing for the game against France in two weeks).

On comes Blair, man of the hour, Kinghorn.

Scotland, in a rush to get things moving, have already moved Maitland over to the right wing which means Blair just jogs onto the pitch 1 metre and is already in place.

Ireland, the pragmatic team that they are, all move back in readiness for the kick to touch that Scotland need for field position.

But that's not what happened.

Cheered on by Niko Matalawu, who was heard to shouting from the stands to his Glasgow team-mate, Stuart Hogg "Do a mental mata move ya big Borders bampot", Stuart Hogg popped a crossfield kick into the arms of Kinghorn.

Kinghorn then ran 40 meters unopposed and was meant by Stockdale of Ireland. Kinghorn dipped the shoulder and went through Stockdale. He then took a sharp right and danced his way passed Rory Best, Cian Healy and Bundi Aki. Robbie Henshaw then lined up Kinghorn for a big hit but Kinghorn stopped. Then ran backwards and was heard to shout "Well this is what Niko would do".

Kinghorn then ran all the way back to his own posts, then darted off back up is touchline, high-fiving the guys eating pizza on the subs bench. He then stepped Rob Kearny and then ran through Connor Murray and Sexton who tried to double team him.

A clean break saw Kinghorn reach the 5-metre line but then Peter O-Mahony jumped on him. Kinghorn, knowing he was near the line, then pumps his legs and dives toward the touchline like Chris Ashton off a bouncy castle and dots the ball down to a thunderous applause from the Murrayfield crowd and an excited Maro Itojoe who appears from nowhere to clap enthusiastically.

Scotland win and Kinghorn wanders over to crowd to sign some autographs for admirers in the crowd, a large group of children but also Superman, Batman (the real one, not the kebab shop one) and Chuck Norris.
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Post by George Carlin on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 9:41 am

Collapse2005 wrote:Don't bother turning up Scotland.
That's the current 5 Nations champions that you're insulting.
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Post by Eejit on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 9:42 am

Collapse2005 wrote:Don't bother turning up Scotland.

Guinness is a poor man's Belhaven Best.

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Post by rodders on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 10:24 am

Cyril wrote:A draw would be nice. 9-9 would stoke up the fires for our southern brethren to say there’s no rugby played on the NH.

Well it would present some progress from last week I suppose!
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Post by IanBru on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 10:50 am

Eejit wrote:
Collapse2005 wrote:Don't bother turning up Scotland.

Guinness is a poor man's Belhaven Best.
I've only been to Dublin once, and it was for a Radiohead concert.
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Post by RDW on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 11:32 am

IanBru wrote:
Eejit wrote:
Collapse2005 wrote:Don't bother turning up Scotland.

Guinness is a poor man's Belhaven Best.
I've only been to Dublin once, and it was for a Radiohead concert.
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Post by Collapse2005 on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 11:39 am

I think I'm going to go right ahead and say what we were all thinking. I think only one Scottish player would get into the Ireland team. Stuart Hogg, however, we would probably still miss Kearney.

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Post by RDW on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 11:41 am

I'd take Mcinally over Best any day.

Any of our wingers over Earls too.

Apart from that you're probably right...!

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Post by EST on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 11:43 am

Gilcho or Gray over Quinn Roux as welll

And that James Ryan looks a bit rubbish.....

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Post by tigertattie on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 12:16 pm

Hamish Watson over De Filer

Or are we only counting players due to take the field on Sat?

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Post by Collapse2005 on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 12:33 pm

Does Watson have two wins at 7 over NZ? Super virgin* Van Der Flier does.


*he is apparently very religious.

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Post by tigertattie on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 12:54 pm

He beat them all on his own?

I'll need to take up religion if thats the effect it has!
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Post by George Carlin on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:03 pm

Collapse2005 wrote:Does Watson have two wins at 7 over NZ? Super virgin* Van Der Flier does.


*he is apparently very religious.
Yes and he can hear sign language.
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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:08 pm

Team's oot:

Dell McInally Berghan
J. Gray Gilchrist
Wilson Ritchie Strauss
Laidlaw Russell
Johnson Jones
Maitland Hogg Seymour

Bhatti Brown Rae Toolis Harley Price Horne Kinghorn

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:12 pm

Much as expected with the injuries to Skinner and Nel. Toolis a bit unlucky to be dropped to the bench, but our lock options are much of a muchness really IMO, and hopefully Jonny's fully fit again.

Harley on the bench is a bit of a weird one, given already three locks in the 23. Only covers one backrow position. Maybe Toonie felt we needed a bit more physicality from the bench after last week? Horne ahead of Hastings makes some sense (we were probably always going to leave Russell on for the full 80 here barring injuries), and allows Kinghorn rather than Harris for the 23 shirt, which is obviously sensible.

Good to have Brown back.

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Post by IanBru on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:14 pm

tigertattie wrote:He beat them all on his own?

I'll need to take up religion if thats the effect it has!
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"Really? Because... that would be awesome. HEY EVERYBODY! JOSH HAS GOT THIS!!"
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Post by BamBam on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:16 pm

If the rumour about Henshaw being dropped is true, that would be very harsh imo

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Post by Eejit on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:17 pm

Mad for Chelsea wrote:Team's oot:

Dell McInally Berghan
J. Gray Gilchrist
Wilson Ritchie Strauss
Laidlaw Russell
Johnson Jones
Maitland Hogg Seymour

Bhatti Brown Rae Toolis Harley Price Horne Kinghorn

Good team all things considered. Easy home win. Whistle

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Post by Collapse2005 on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:22 pm

Henshaw is out for Ireland anyway.

Id imagine that means Chris Farrell will start at 13.


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Post by BamBam on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:22 pm

Oh, ignore me then Laugh What happened to him?

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Post by Collapse2005 on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:24 pm

BamBam wrote:Oh, ignore me then Laugh What happened to him?

Joe beat him up apparently and made him cry.

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Post by bsando on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:25 pm

Looking a bit windy and wet for Saturday in Edinburgh

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Post by RDW on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:39 pm

Scotland have made four changes to the starting line-up for this Saturday’s second-round Guinness Six Nations clash with Ireland at BT Murrayfield Stadium (kick-off 2.15pm) – live on BBC.

Head Coach Gregor Townsend has welcomed the added experience of last year’s top try-scoring Saracens wing, Sean Maitland, who has recovered from a hamstring injury to start in place of last weekend’s hat-trick try-scorer Blair Kinghorn, who moves to the bench.

Maitland will form a familiar back-three with fellow British & Irish Lions Tommy Seymour and full-back Stuart Hogg, who will bring a combined 150 caps and 49 tries into their 18th Scotland Test start as a trio this Saturday.

The remaining changes come in the pack, where prop Simon Berghan and back-row Josh Strauss start in place of injured forwards Willem Nel (calf) and Sam Skinner (ankle), while Jonny Gray’s recovery from a shoulder injury sees him replace second-row Ben Toolis, who moves to the bench.

The bench sees four further changes, where uncapped prop D’arcy Rae takes the replacement spot vacated by Berghan, experienced Glasgow Warriors pair Fraser Brown (hooker) and Pete Horne (centre) return from injury to feature for the first time in the campaign, and fellow Warrior Rob Harley is drafted in from outwith the wider squad into the match-day 23.

Townsend said: “We picked up two injuries from last week with WP (Nel) and Sam (Skinner) missing out, which is disappointing for us and them, but have had a boost with a number of proven Test players returning from injury and available to us this week.

"To have that calibre of player and experience around the group in the build-up this week, and during a game of such magnitude, is very important.”

Glasgow Warriors centre Sam Johnson [right] has been handed the chance to build on an impressive debut against Italy alongside fellow Warrior Huw Jones, while influential half-backs Greig Laidlaw and Finn Russell also return.

The reselection of Allan Dell and Stuart McInally alongside Berghan means an all-Edinburgh front-row will take to the field once more, in spite of Nel’s absence.

Behind them in the scrum Grant Gilchrist starts alongside Gray, while Ryan Wilson and Jamie Ritchie join Strauss in the back-row.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s Test, Townsend added: “It’s massive. It’s probably the biggest challenge we’ll face in the Guinness Six Nations, given the way Ireland have been playing in the last few years – they are Grand Slam Champions and the number-two team in the world.

"They’re very well coached, have some outstanding players and will test us in a number of areas – defensively, set-piece, attack and kicking game. It is a challenge that brings an extra edge and focus to training and something our players relish taking on.

"Our players have risen to the challenge of playing New Zealand, England and other world-class teams and they are aware that we must rise once more to produce one of our best-ever performances for 80 minutes.”

Scotland team to play Ireland in the Guinness Six Nations
Saturday 9 February, kick-off 2.15pm – live on BBC

15. Stuart Hogg VICE CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) – 66 caps

14. Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) – 47 caps
13. Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 20 caps
12. Sam Johnson (Glasgow Warriors) – 1 cap
11. Sean Maitland (Saracens) – 37 caps

10. Finn Russell (Racing 92) – 41 caps
9. Greig Laidlaw CAPTAIN (Clermont Auvergne) – 67 caps

1. Allan Dell (Edinburgh) – 18 caps
2. Stuart McInally VICE CAPTAIN (Edinburgh) – 23 caps
3. Simon Berghan (Edinburgh) – 15 caps
4. Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh) – 29 caps
5. Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 47 caps
6. Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors) – 42 caps
7. Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh) – 7 caps
8. Josh Strauss (Sale Sharks) – 18 caps

Substitutes
16. Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) – 38 caps
17. Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) – 12 caps
18. D’arcy Rae (Glasgow Warriors) – uncapped
19. Ben Toolis (Edinburgh) – 15 caps
20. Rob Harley (Glasgow Warriors) – 20 caps
21. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 20 caps
22. Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 38 caps
23. Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh) – 8 caps

Squad players unavailable through injury: George Horne (shoulder), Lee Jones (knee), John Hardie (knee), Willem Nel (calf), Sam Skinner (ankle).

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Post by RDW on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:41 pm

Harley wasn't even in the training squad - he was released back to Glasgow last week.

Strange one!

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Post by LondonTiger on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:47 pm

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Post by NeilyBroon on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:49 pm

All things considered, pretty happy with the team. Our bench gives me considerably more comfort, so long as they can put in a shift for 20 mins without being forced off with a knock!

I reckon blair is unlucky, I'd drop seymour to the bench for maitland but its not that big a deal. Bob Harley won't let us down i imagine, especially if the weather is awful he'll hopefully sure up our close quarters defence along with johnny gray.

We can win but it can only happen if we don't let Ireland play the way they want. If the wind is a bit swirly it could be a bit of a grindfest sticking it up the jumper.
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Post by Hazel Sapling on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:49 pm

RDW wrote:Harley wasn't even in the training squad - he was released back to Glasgow last week.

Strange one!

Maybe he felt Graham did not show enough. I would have liked to see Ashe or Hardie in that bench spot, but I guess Toonie may have thought we will lose some bulk with Toolis coming on and Harley gives a bit more size. Harley will also make 20 tackles in 10 minutes if we are defending a lead.

The problem with Harley is he has looked reborn as a lock, not a BS where he is likely to come on.

Decent side, tough time to make a debut for Rae. Good that he has the Glasgow front row to go with and he is a solid enough scrummager at club level. No one covers 13 well so guess that will be Johnson or Horne's problem. Other than that, par for the course.


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Post by RDW on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:50 pm

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I'm concerned about that centre partnership - it is hugely physical and direct and ours is relatively lightweight by comparison.

shame to see they've picked a balanced back row too - was hoping for SoB at 8.

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Post by nickj on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 1:51 pm

Hazel Sapling wrote:
RDW wrote:Harley wasn't even in the training squad - he was released back to Glasgow last week.

Strange one!

Maybe he felt Graham did not show enough. I would have liked to see Ashe or Hardie in that bench spot, but I guess Toonie may have thought we will lose some bulk with Toolis coming on and Harley gives a bit more size. Harley will also make 20 tackles in 10 minutes if we are defending a lead.

The problem with Harley is he has looked reborn as a lock, not a BS where he is likely to come on.

Decent side, tough time to make a debut for Rae. Good that he has the Glasgow front row to go with and he is a solid enough scrummager at club level. No one covers 13 well so guess that will be Johnson or Horne's problem. Other than that, par for the course.


I would have preferred Hardie too. But he's listed as injured: Squad players unavailable through injury: George Horne (shoulder), Lee Jones (knee), John Hardie (knee), Willem Nel (calf), Sam Skinner (ankle).

Gary Graham can't be happy

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Post by rodders on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 2:06 pm

LondonTiger wrote:6N 2019: Scotland v Ireland, 9 February - Page 4 DyzpGfuXgAA1yDb

Crikey, Ireland are dropping like flies.

Big chance for Farrell but this is bound to affect our defensive cohesion a bit with a relatively unfamiliar midfield.

No wonder Joe is getting out of here, it is all falling apart.... Run
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Post by RDW on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 2:09 pm

One main advantage I can think of is Scotland's backline is much faster than Ireland's - Huw Jones and our back 3 could cause a lot of damage if we get the ball out wide.

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Post by bsando on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 2:16 pm

https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/neil-francis-scotland-arent-very-good-now-its-time-for-ireland-to-show-they-are-37791247.html

This fixtures getting spicier!

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Post by EWT Spoons on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 2:18 pm

To be fair the headline isn't totally representative of the article.

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 2:25 pm

The headline seems to indicate that it's quote from Francis though. It doesn't match the tone of the rest of the article though. Toned down from last week.

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Post by RDW on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 2:27 pm

Scotland were missing the Gray brothers for Saturday and had selected the lamentable Ben Toolis again and Grant Gilchrist - not exactly the meanest, toughest hombres ever to represent Scotland in the second-row.

Bit harsh on Toolis!

I also didn't see the supposed quote anywhere in the article...

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Post by tigertattie on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 2:53 pm

If Ireland have a weakness, it's defending the wide areas and that’s where we're at our best in attack.

I do find it odd having two locks on the bench, but I think we'll see big bad bob deployed at 6 when Strauss runs out of puff and Wilson moves over to 8.

With the wind and rain that’s forecast, having the extra bulk won't do us any harm as I can see us having to put in a massive shift defensively and especially at the breakdown.
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Post by Collapse2005 on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 3:05 pm

The bus better not be late

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Post by tigertattie on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 3:21 pm

Collapse2005 wrote:The bus better not be late

well tell your dirver to plan an appropriate route and tell your team to get out of bed early enough to catch the bus!
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Post by BigGee on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 3:46 pm

Pretty much the predicted Scotland team, other than Rob Harley, a typical left field Toonie selection that no-one saw coming.

You would not imagine he will be playing at lock either with Toolis on the bench, where he has been playing most of his rugby at for Glasgow and where his future probably lies. He must have clearly impressed Toonie in training this week or he is a horses for courses selection in what will be a very physical game played in pretty poor conditions.

Gary Graham is a similar sort of player though and you might wonder why he has not persevered with him. He did not really do a lot wrong in his cameo last week and did not really have time to make any kind of a ststement.

Hardie injured again. He does seem to struggle now to put a run of games together and that may count against him going forward.

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Post by RDW on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 3:57 pm

https://www.itv.com/six-nations/townsend-dropping-kinghorn-a-tough-decision

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Post by BigGee on Thu 07 Feb 2019, 4:05 pm

RDW wrote:https://www.itv.com/six-nations/townsend-dropping-kinghorn-a-tough-decision

About as tough as it gets you would imagine. Hard to see how he would have weakened the team if he had played.

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