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Post by BigGee on Sun 10 Mar 2019, 6:43 pm

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England v Scotland
6N Round 5
Saturday 16th March
Twickenham Stadium
London

KO 17.00

Well here we are at the final round of matches and three teams can still come out on top following Ireland's demolition of France this afternoon.

England have the advantage of playing last and will know what they have to do, if Wales have not already wrapped it up with a Grand Slam earlier in the afternoon. That actually might be Scotland's best chance of getting anything out of this game if England get distracted about what is going on else where, particularly if they find playing for second spot a distraction, knowing Wales have already wrapped things up.

On paper, this is only going to be an English win, the only question being by how much.

Scotland have had an awful championship, where just about everything that could have gone wrong. They are only playing for pride, but history tells us that sides that are done at this stage in the competition, rarely have anything left in the tank for the final game.

It is not as if Scotland have any form at Twickenham either, we have not won there since 1983 (did I ever mention that I was there!). We had had a crap season and no-one gave us much of a chance that year either if I remember, then the following year we won the GS. Can I see that happening this time though?

Only in my dreams!

So what do both sides hope to get from the game?

England clearly want a BP victory, some revenge for last year and hopefully a championship. They would also like to show the continued emergence of such players as Cockanasiga, who could be pivotal to them doing well in the WC.

Scotland, despite whatever spin they put on the game, might just be happy with a decent performance and continued development of some of our young starlets. We took another pile of injuries this weekend and getting a half decent competitive side onto the pitch is going to be a challenge in itself. Still, this exposure might be the making of young Hastings, Bradbury, Graham, McDowell, Skinner, Ritchie and anyone else who gets to play, down the line.

Test rugby is a hard old place to earn your living and they will likely be finding that out next weekend.



England


Daly, Nowell, Slade, Tuilagi, May; Farrell, Youngs; Moon, George, Sinckler, Launchbury, Kruis, Wilson, Curry, B Vunipola.

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Genge, Cole, Shields, Hughes, Spencer, Ford, Te'o



Scotland:

Maitland; Graham, Grigg, Johnson, McGuigan; Russell, Price; Dell, McInally (capt), Nel; Toolis, Gilchrist; Skinner, Watson, Bradbury.

Replacements: Brown, Reid, Berghan, J Gray, Strauss, Laidlaw, Hastings, Harris


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Post by RDW on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:15 pm

Our defence is still a shambles!

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Post by Heaf on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:16 pm

Missed chance by England there ... although I'm not sure the ball went forwards


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Post by TightHEAD on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:16 pm

This has to stop, it’s only the top few inches we need to fix.
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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:16 pm

It's a worrying pattern in England games.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:17 pm

Game on!!

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Post by Heaf on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:18 pm

Jeez - now we're giving them the ball

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Post by TightHEAD on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:18 pm

Imagine Cardiff if we blow this!
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Post by EnglishReign on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:18 pm

Different sort of game, going for humiliation over just a win. There will be gaps.

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Post by EnglishReign on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:19 pm

Lineout was nowhere near straight

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:20 pm

Scotland are going to win this

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Post by RDW on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:20 pm

What is happening!!!!!

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Post by TightHEAD on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:20 pm

Shambles

Owen Farrell is not Captain material
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Post by tigertattie on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:20 pm

What in the name of......

Gregor must have given them a right rollicking at half time
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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:20 pm

Wheres England's leaders now?

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Post by BigGee on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:20 pm

What is going on!

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Post by Eejit on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:21 pm

This is insane even for us.

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Post by TightHEAD on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:22 pm

Shambles

Owen Farrell is not Captain material
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Post by BigGee on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:22 pm

You can't make this up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:22 pm

Get Farrell off

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:23 pm

What a game!

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Post by Eejit on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:23 pm

Absolute scenes

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Post by RDW on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:23 pm

Shocked

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Post by majesticimperialman on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:23 pm

I do not believe what i am seeing England are throwing this  game away.

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Post by Heaf on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:23 pm

That's 2 tries Farrell has given them

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Post by Taylorman on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:23 pm

Good to see a match where both sides are flinging it about. Scotland have now drawn even at 31-31...freaky ladt ten minutes. Go Scotland Laugh

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:23 pm

This is absolutely mental!

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:24 pm

Exactly what happened v Wales

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Post by tigertattie on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:24 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:Get Farrell off

Please don’t
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Post by TightHEAD on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:25 pm

Joe Launchbury take control and lead this team, it’s now or never
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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:26 pm

England have to pick up their intensity again.

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Post by EnglishReign on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:26 pm

This is hilarious

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Post by NeilyBroon on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:27 pm

Well dodson must have been waving the p45s at half time!
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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:27 pm

England are jogging to support .....they should be flying in to support

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Post by Heaf on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:29 pm

Knock on surely?

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Post by TightHEAD on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:31 pm

Take Farrell off
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Post by RDW on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:31 pm

No arms tackle on Graham!

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Post by Heaf on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:31 pm

Kicking has gone to pot again - just like against Wales

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Post by Eejit on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:31 pm

Shoulder to the head surely.

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Post by BigGee on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:31 pm

Farrell up to his old tricks!

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Post by The Great Aukster on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:31 pm

Farrell leading with the shoulder again!

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Post by EnglishReign on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:32 pm

Nothing wrong with that, can hardly stop

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Post by RDW on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:32 pm

EnglishReign wrote:Nothing wrong with that, can hardly stop
No arms tackle

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Post by Heaf on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:33 pm

He's going for a tackle then tries to pull out clearly ...

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Post by BigGee on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:33 pm

Lucky Farrell again

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Post by TightHEAD on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:33 pm

We are done.

Something seriously wrong with us
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Post by Heaf on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:34 pm

Pen?

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Post by BigGee on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:34 pm

Heaf wrote:He's going for a tackle then tries to pull out clearly ...

He seems to do that quite often!

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:35 pm

England need to regroup and sort this debacle out

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:36 pm

Get Farrell off the flaming pitch!!!

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Post by TightHEAD on Sat 16 Mar 2019, 6:36 pm

Worst England Captain ever
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