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Post by yappysnap Sun 03 Jan 2016, 8:54 am

First topic message reminder :

Just curious to see peoples thoughts on this. A lot is made of the whole England v Wales thing, but is that competitive spirit/dislike actually still as strong as it used to be?

For me I'd say the competitive side is as strong as ever. I have nothing against the Welsh, but they are definitely the fans that give out the most banter (digs) and they're the team that's probably caused England the most pain recently. They're also some of the best fans to chat rugby with in person, and from the times when I've randomly ended up watching games alongside them, can take criticism, a loss and a bit of mocking very well (as well as give it out). But they are definitely the team I dread losing to!

On the pitch I feel there are a few scores to settle as well namely that drubbing in Cardiff, and then the RWC loss (shudders). I hope who ever plays for England remembers those two defeats and uses that pain to make them come out with passion and play right on the edge. The 6n's is all about these historic games, where there is so much back story to every meeting, and this years England v Wales should be particularly spicy.

What other big rivalries are there in the 6N's now?

Feel free to let this become the wumming thread too...

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Post by RuggerRadge2611 Tue 12 Jan 2016, 3:50 pm

No 7&1/2 wrote:Compromise on an English win 1st week and Scottish 2nd then?

I'll wait till the 7th of February before I agree to this.
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Post by BamBam Tue 12 Jan 2016, 4:35 pm

RuggerRadge2611 wrote:
No 7&1/2 wrote:Ha. Closer than I thought but I was going past the magical 10 year mark granted. Wish it was Murrayfield tomorrow, my favourite fixture.

Ditto, but my Welsh dad has become insufferable over the last few years so I really want Scotland to do them in the 2nd week of the competition.

Welsh fans being insufferable .. who'da thunk it Hug

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Post by mikey_dragon Tue 12 Jan 2016, 5:54 pm

Luckless Pedestrian wrote:
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RuggerRadge2611 wrote:Based on the most recent set of results which is all we can really do, Scotland are in a better position currently than England, who had a dire world cup and have a new coach with his feet barely under the desk. That's a fact.

Now this is where I will disagree with you RR. I do not think Scotland had that much of a better WC than England, if Scotland were in the same group as England I doubt you would have done any better, I reckon you would have beaten Uruguay, and Fiji would have been a 50/50 for you.

The thing is, you beat a knackered Japan side, struggled past Samoa and got humped by South Africa, then based on a game against Australia you are getting exited.

Look I do not want to pour water on your fire, I do think Scotland are an improved side, just not enough to warrant a place at the same table as the top European countries, not yet anyway.

If I were an Englishman, I would not be at all worried about going up to Scotland in this coming 6N.


Scotland scored tries against Australia, which was more than we managed, Dowlais. And let's not airbrush history - we were mightily relieved to see off Fiji ourselves.

They also conceded five against Australia, which was five more than we conceded. So that was more than we managed there as well.

I think the three tier 1 teams struggled in parts against Fiji. We did probably a bit more than the other two as we usually seem to do, and we had little rest before the game.

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Post by gregortree Tue 12 Jan 2016, 7:34 pm

"If I were an Englishman, I would not be at all worried about going up to Scotland in this coming 6N."


Well I am an Englishman...but insufficiently 'arrogant' to make such a statement. God help me on 606 if I did.

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Post by mikey_dragon Tue 12 Jan 2016, 7:59 pm

I think it's more the "well we didn't wanna win the crappy 6 Nations anyway" attitude that some people were referring to. If you came out with what you quoted there then I believe most people would say it's realistic rather than arrogant.

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Post by gregortree Tue 12 Jan 2016, 8:24 pm

I want England to win the 6n, a great comp. Congratulations to Wales and Ireland on their record, but I want MY country to win it. Hope Jones can help us be more ruthless there.

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Post by GeordieFalcon Tue 12 Jan 2016, 8:58 pm

Well its irrelevant, because we'll win this 6n anyway.

England back to basics. Tough to beat and effective in the set pieces and we'll actually have a breakdown presence....

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Post by Gwlad Wed 13 Jan 2016, 2:23 am

mikey_dragon wrote:I think it's more the "well we didn't wanna win the crappy 6 Nations anyway" attitude that some people were referring to. If you came out with what you quoted there then I believe most people would say it's realistic rather than arrogant.

That poster and others have devalued it with those sorts of comments by necessity i guess. They have no sense of what it feels like to win it and having come so close so often it must get to the point where you start to become negative about the tourney itself because you can't achieve your objective.

I dont think England have been better placed to be optimistic since 2003. That said with Jonno and to a lesser extent Lancaster there was the honeymoon hype which quickly faded. Eddie has more substance than those two combined IMO.

But it will take a lot more than Eddie Jones to turn it 180 degrees from last autumn. Hell of a challenge but this is the guy that took Japan past the Boks. (with a little assistance from a naive Meyer)

It s possible but after the autumn, so little prep and injury, i think targeting a 2nd or 3rd ail have to do this year with a view to winning next year.


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Post by Tattie Scones RRN Wed 13 Jan 2016, 9:44 am

Gwlad wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:I think it's more the "well we didn't wanna win the crappy 6 Nations anyway" attitude that some people were referring to. If you came out with what you quoted there then I believe most people would say it's realistic rather than arrogant.

That poster and others have devalued it with those sorts of comments by necessity i guess. They have no sense of what it feels like to win it and having come so close so often it must get to the point where you start to become negative about the tourney itself because you can't achieve your objective.

I dont think England have been better placed to be optimistic since 2003. That said with Jonno and to a lesser extent Lancaster there was the honeymoon hype which quickly faded. Eddie has more substance than those two combined IMO.

But it will take a lot more than Eddie Jones to turn it 180 degrees from last autumn. Hell of a challenge but this is the guy that took Japan past the Boks. (with a little assistance from a naive Meyer)

It s possible but after the autumn, so little prep and injury, i think targeting a 2nd or 3rd ail have to do this year with a view to winning next year.


He's also the guy that watched his team get royally pumped by Scotland.

A good coach will achieve positive consistency. not the odd giant killer.

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Post by No 7&1/2 Wed 13 Jan 2016, 9:46 am

3 days rest. I know I've said that before and got told off, but it is a factor for consideration.

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Post by Tattie Scones RRN Wed 13 Jan 2016, 9:54 am

FFS here we go again.

They are professional athletes with modern recovery techniques.

Eddie Izzard ran 43 marathons in 51 days without such assistance.

It's a boring and repetitive excuse which everyone apart from the Scots and Japanese use.

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Post by LordDowlais Wed 13 Jan 2016, 9:55 am

I think Eddie Jones will be a revelation for England, he is a no nonsense type of guy, he has that SH grit, like other coaches up here, he knows his onions and will say exactly what he is thinking, something the PRL and the old farts in the union need to be ready for.

He will also have England playing to their strengths and will not be swayed into playing how others want him to play, I would be very excited if I was an English rugby supporter at the moment.

England are my tip to win this years 6N. Crying or Very sad

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Post by LordDowlais Wed 13 Jan 2016, 9:58 am

Tattie Scones RRN wrote:FFS here we go again.

They are professional athletes with modern recovery techniques.

Eddie Izzard ran 43 marathons in 51 days without such assistance.

It's a boring and repetitive excuse which everyone apart from the Scots and Japanese use.


What a load of bollox that is. Eddie Izzard did run all those marathons, but he did not have to do it against anybody did he ? It is friggin obvious that somebody who has had 7 days rest is going to be in better shape than somebody who has 3 days rest.

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Post by No 7&1/2 Wed 13 Jan 2016, 10:00 am

i'm not saying Scotland wouldn't have turned them over anyway, but that is a nice advantage to have.

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Post by gregortree Wed 13 Jan 2016, 10:03 am

Tattie Scones RRN wrote:
Gwlad wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:I think it's more the "well we didn't wanna win the crappy 6 Nations anyway" attitude that some people were referring to. If you came out with what you quoted there then I believe most people would say it's realistic rather than arrogant.

That poster and others have devalued it with those sorts of comments by necessity i guess. They have no sense of what it feels like to win it and having come so close so often it must get to the point where you start to become negative about the tourney itself because you can't achieve your objective.

I dont think England have been better placed to be optimistic since 2003. That said with Jonno and to a lesser extent Lancaster there was the honeymoon hype which quickly faded. Eddie has more substance than those two combined IMO.

But it will take a lot more than Eddie Jones to turn it 180 degrees from last autumn. Hell of a challenge but this is the guy that took Japan past the Boks. (with a little assistance from a naive Meyer)

It s possible but after the autumn, so little prep and injury, i think targeting a 2nd or 3rd ail have to do this year with a view to winning next year.


He's also the guy that watched his team get royally pumped by Scotland.

A good coach will achieve positive consistency. not the odd giant killer.

I was at Kingsholm for that. Japan held for Scotland 40 minutes but ran out of gas. Scots cut fast and loose in H2 and fair play, they looked very good. But Japan conversely looked shagged out after their Boks heroics. Laidlaw is looking good btw for Glaws.

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian Wed 13 Jan 2016, 10:13 am

Gwlad wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:I think it's more the "well we didn't wanna win the crappy 6 Nations anyway" attitude that some people were referring to. If you came out with what you quoted there then I believe most people would say it's realistic rather than arrogant.

That poster and others have devalued it with those sorts of comments by necessity i guess. They have no sense of what it feels like to win it and having come so close so often it must get to the point where you start to become negative about the tourney itself because you can't achieve your objective.

That can only be true if they were born after 2011. picard

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Post by Sgt_Pooly Wed 13 Jan 2016, 10:25 am

Winning the 6N would be a step in the right direction but I'd rather win all of the AI games against the best teams in the world.

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Post by munkian Wed 13 Jan 2016, 10:48 am

Sgt_Pooly wrote:Winning the 6N would be a step in the right direction but I'd rather win all of the AI games against the best teams in the world.


If you can't do the former the latter seems rather unlikely
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Post by Sgt_Pooly Wed 13 Jan 2016, 10:51 am

munkian wrote:
Sgt_Pooly wrote:Winning the 6N would be a step in the right direction but I'd rather win all of the AI games against the best teams in the world.


If you can't do the former the latter seems rather unlikely

The AI's are 6 month further down the line and all at home. Losing away to Ireland or Wales is a possibility, especially early in Jones tenure.

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Post by gregortree Wed 13 Jan 2016, 10:51 am

Let's win a 6n and go from there.

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Post by No 7&1/2 Wed 13 Jan 2016, 10:52 am

Wales and ireland at Twickers, France, Scots and Italy away is it this year?

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Post by Sgt_Pooly Wed 13 Jan 2016, 10:54 am

No 7&1/2 wrote:Wales and ireland at Twickers, France, Scots and Italy away is it this year?

I meant in theory but losing in France is a similar story I guess. You'd expect Jones to have a much tighter grip by the AI.

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Post by Rugby Fan Wed 13 Jan 2016, 10:54 am

munkian wrote:
Sgt_Pooly wrote:Winning the 6N would be a step in the right direction but I'd rather win all of the AI games against the best teams in the world.


If you can't do the former the latter seems rather unlikely
For Woodward's England, it was normal service to get a clean sweep in Autumn while dropping a match in the 6N.

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Post by munkian Wed 13 Jan 2016, 10:55 am

Rugby Fan wrote:
munkian wrote:
Sgt_Pooly wrote:Winning the 6N would be a step in the right direction but I'd rather win all of the AI games against the best teams in the world.


If you can't do the former the latter seems rather unlikely
For Woodward's England, it was normal service to get a clean sweep in Autumn while dropping a match in the 6N.

You can still 'win' the 6 Nations while dropping a match.

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Post by lostinwales Wed 13 Jan 2016, 11:03 am

munkian wrote:
Rugby Fan wrote:
munkian wrote:
Sgt_Pooly wrote:Winning the 6N would be a step in the right direction but I'd rather win all of the AI games against the best teams in the world.


If you can't do the former the latter seems rather unlikely
For Woodward's England, it was normal service to get a clean sweep in Autumn while dropping a match in the 6N.

You can still 'win' the 6 Nations while dropping a match.


Yeah we did that back in 2011 which is often conveniently forgotten

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Post by munkian Wed 13 Jan 2016, 11:04 am

lostinwales wrote:
munkian wrote:
Rugby Fan wrote:
munkian wrote:
Sgt_Pooly wrote:Winning the 6N would be a step in the right direction but I'd rather win all of the AI games against the best teams in the world.


If you can't do the former the latter seems rather unlikely
For Woodward's England, it was normal service to get a clean sweep in Autumn while dropping a match in the 6N.

You can still 'win' the 6 Nations while dropping a match.


Yeah we did that back in 2011 which is often conveniently forgotten

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Post by lostinwales Wed 13 Jan 2016, 11:06 am

munkian wrote:
lostinwales wrote:
munkian wrote:
Rugby Fan wrote:
munkian wrote:
Sgt_Pooly wrote:Winning the 6N would be a step in the right direction but I'd rather win all of the AI games against the best teams in the world.


If you can't do the former the latter seems rather unlikely
For Woodward's England, it was normal service to get a clean sweep in Autumn while dropping a match in the 6N.

You can still 'win' the 6 Nations while dropping a match.


Yeah we did that back in 2011 which is often conveniently forgotten

Bless Wink

Well you know we don't feel the need to go on about it for hours all the time........

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Post by munkian Wed 13 Jan 2016, 11:11 am

lostinwales wrote:
munkian wrote:
lostinwales wrote:
munkian wrote:
Rugby Fan wrote:
munkian wrote:
Sgt_Pooly wrote:Winning the 6N would be a step in the right direction but I'd rather win all of the AI games against the best teams in the world.


If you can't do the former the latter seems rather unlikely
For Woodward's England, it was normal service to get a clean sweep in Autumn while dropping a match in the 6N.

You can still 'win' the 6 Nations while dropping a match.


Yeah we did that back in 2011 which is often conveniently forgotten

Bless Wink

Well you know we don't feel the need to go on about it for hours all the time........

Well, that is your style, quiet dignity
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Post by Breadvan Wed 13 Jan 2016, 12:30 pm

Screw the AIs! Lets at least try and win a 6 nations first and push on from there. One in 13yrs is a pish poor return tbh. Madness to think that EJ is the first Eng coach with a decent world pedigree since SCW? No wonder we've won censored all!
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Post by Rugby Fan Wed 13 Jan 2016, 1:04 pm

I love the Six Nations, and dearly want England to win it. At the same time, I don't think it's a competition you have to win before you can entertain thoughts of beating the top southern hemisphere sides. That just seems like the kind of masochistic view of northern hemisphere rugby which makes teams lose the match before kick-off.

Woodward's England dropped a match in four straight 5 Nations tournaments - once to each team - at a time when they went on a long unbeaten run against the south. That kind of performance may be an outlier but I think Wales' record of Grand Slamming the Northern sides while failing for ages to notch a victory over one of the Big 3 is just as much of an outlier.

I think the Six Nations is a hard competition to win, and that's not a judgement based on England's low recent title count. The home and away format is a challenge, and the intense historic rivalries can make a fool of the form book. Every game matters, and you can't afford any slip-ups.

Wales might be playing England twice this year, but it's more usual for these old tournament opponents to face each other only once. There's no chance to share the honours as you get in a home-and-away format, or if the teams met more regularly in competition.

It is genuinely a fine achievement for Wales to have taken so many Grand Slams in recent years, which is why it has been so frustrating to see the same side come up short against the Big 3. It contributes to an inferiority complex up North which we shouldn't feel as keenly.

If people are saying "Let's see if our team can win the 6 Nations before we think about the south" just because that's the way the schedule falls right now, then fine. Take each game as it comes, and all that. If, instead, the meaning is "Let's not have realistic ambitions to beat the south until we can claim to be top dog in the north", then I'm utterly opposed to that attitude.

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Post by Gwlad Thu 14 Jan 2016, 1:08 am

Tattie Scones RRN wrote:
Gwlad wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:I think it's more the "well we didn't wanna win the crappy 6 Nations anyway" attitude that some people were referring to. If you came out with what you quoted there then I believe most people would say it's realistic rather than arrogant.

That poster and others have devalued it with those sorts of comments by necessity i guess. They have no sense of what it feels like to win it and having come so close so often it must get to the point where you start to become negative about the tourney itself because you can't achieve your objective.

I dont think England have been better placed to be optimistic since 2003. That said with Jonno and to a lesser extent Lancaster there was the honeymoon hype which quickly faded. Eddie has more substance than those two combined IMO.

But it will take a lot more than Eddie Jones to turn it 180 degrees from last autumn. Hell of a challenge but this is the guy that took Japan past the Boks. (with a little assistance from a naive Meyer)

It s possible but after the autumn, so little prep and injury, i think targeting a 2nd or 3rd ail have to do this year with a view to winning next year.


He's also the guy that watched his team get royally pumped by Scotland.

A good coach will achieve positive consistency. not the odd giant killer.

Agreed and he missed a trick. in fact you could argue his RWC went rapidly downhill from beating one of the very big boys to not making the quarters.

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Post by Gwlad Thu 14 Jan 2016, 1:19 am

Sgt_Pooly wrote:
munkian wrote:
Sgt_Pooly wrote:Winning the 6N would be a step in the right direction but I'd rather win all of the AI games against the best teams in the world.


If you can't do the former the latter seems rather unlikely

The AI's are 6 month further down the line and all at home. Losing away to Ireland or Wales is a possibility, especially early in Jones tenure.

I dont think losing away is a 'possibility', i think its probable. You have a short memory.

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Post by Gwlad Thu 14 Jan 2016, 1:36 am

Sgt_Pooly wrote:Winning the 6N would be a step in the right direction but I'd rather win all of the AI games against the best teams in the world.

Makes zero sense unsurprisingly. You can't get the latter without the former. Hasn't happened so far has it.

You want to win the next game.

Effectively saying one half of the rugby world isn't worth bothering with because we haven't beaten them for so long in competition is plain nonsense.

You think Sir Clive had that attitude?

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Post by Gwlad Thu 14 Jan 2016, 2:43 am

LordDowlais wrote:I think Eddie Jones will be a revelation for England, he is a no nonsense type of guy, he has that SH grit, like other coaches up here, he knows his onions and will say exactly what he is thinking, something the PRL and the old farts in the union need to be ready for.

He will also have England playing to their strengths and will not be swayed into playing how others want him to play, I would be very excited if I was an English rugby supporter at the moment.

England are my tip to win this years 6N. Crying or Very sad

it would be a f%^&ing miracle if he did!

But i loved an interview he gave this week….interviewer tries to give him the huge pressure you're under Eddie teaser and he comes straight back at him, smiling all over:

I'm not under pressure, the players are.

Brilliant.

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Post by Rugby Fan Thu 14 Jan 2016, 2:52 am

Gwlad wrote:
Sgt_Pooly wrote:Winning the 6N would be a step in the right direction but I'd rather win all of the AI games against the best teams in the world.

Makes zero sense unsurprisingly. You can't get the latter without the former. Hasn't happened so far has it.
As pointed out above, Woodward's England did get the latter without the former on two occasions. So, yes, it has happened.

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Post by Gwlad Thu 14 Jan 2016, 3:48 am

Rugby Fan wrote:
Gwlad wrote:
Sgt_Pooly wrote:Winning the 6N would be a step in the right direction but I'd rather win all of the AI games against the best teams in the world.

Makes zero sense unsurprisingly. You can't get the latter without the former. Hasn't happened so far has it.
As pointed out above, Woodward's England did get the latter without the former on two occasions. So, yes, it has happened.


I was referring to modern rugby, not 14 years ago.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly Thu 14 Jan 2016, 4:15 am

You've got to laugh when people put an imaginary cut off point in time for achievements.

Conveniently this line seems to be after England's tenure as the best side in the world and before Wales won a few Grand Slams.

It seems to run a bit like this:

Pre 2005 - Rugby didn't happen, all achievements do not count
2005 - Achievements count
2006-07 - Forgot about, especially WC performances
2008-2010 - Achievements count again
2011 - Totally blanked from memory (England 6N Winners)
2012-2013 - Achievements count again, really count, the most important years
2014 - Doesn't really count (England Triple crown winners)
2015 - Sort of count again

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Post by Gwlad Thu 14 Jan 2016, 4:24 am

Sgt_Pooly wrote:You've got to laugh when people put an imaginary cut off point in time for achievements.

Conveniently this line seems to be after England's tenure as the best side in the world and before Wales won a few Grand Slams.

It seems to run a bit like this:

Pre 2005 - Rugby didn't happen, all achievements do not count
2005 - Achievements count
2006-07 - Forgot about, especially WC performances
2008-2010 - Achievements count again
2011 - Totally blanked from memory (England 6N Winners)
2012-2013 - Achievements count again, really count, the most important years
2014 - Doesn't really count (England Triple crown winners)
2015 - Sort of count again

That must have taken a lot of effort to figure out.

Easier just to say 2011 was forgotten about really, you're welcome thumbsup

So…ignore button off is again is it; do you need help again Laugh


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Post by Gwlad Thu 14 Jan 2016, 5:38 am

yappysnap wrote:Just curious to see peoples thoughts on this. A lot is made of the whole England v Wales thing, but is that competitive spirit/dislike actually still as strong as it used to be?

For me I'd say the competitive side is as strong as ever. I have nothing against the Welsh, but they are definitely the fans that give out the most banter (digs) and they're the team that's probably caused England the most pain recently. They're also some of the best fans to chat rugby with in person, and from the times when I've randomly ended up watching games alongside them, can take criticism, a loss and a bit of mocking very well (as well as give it out). But they are definitely the team I dread losing to!

On the pitch I feel there are a few scores to settle as well namely that drubbing in Cardiff, and then the RWC loss (shudders). I hope who ever plays for England remembers those two defeats and uses that pain to make them come out with passion and play right on the edge. The 6n's is all about these historic games, where there is so much back story to every meeting, and this years England v Wales should be particularly spicy.

What other big rivalries are there in the 6N's now?

Feel free to let this become the wumming thread too...

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Post by eirebilly Thu 14 Jan 2016, 7:06 am

I guess this thread show's where the real rivalry lies in the 6N between the fans Cool
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Post by gregortree Thu 14 Jan 2016, 7:40 am

If it becomes the wumming thread then im out.
Fans in the flesh are great company and generally there is a great banter driven craic in the bars.
And that is all six nationalities, give or take a French or Glaswegian language barrier.

Fans behind keyboards and noms de plume though, can be a rifgt pain in the buttocks.

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Post by eirebilly Thu 14 Jan 2016, 7:43 am

A bit of wumming is alright as long as it stays to pretty much one thread thumbsup
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Post by Sgt_Pooly Thu 14 Jan 2016, 7:48 am

eirebilly wrote:A bit of wumming is alright as long as it stays to pretty much one thread thumbsup

That's the issue though Billy, it's infecting the whole board. We're completely infected on the English threads.

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Post by eirebilly Thu 14 Jan 2016, 7:53 am

In fairness Pooly, I have seen you give as good as you get thumbsup
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Post by gregortree Thu 14 Jan 2016, 8:01 am

Welsh posters love to clamber abord many 'English' topics, more so seemingly than do Irish or Scots posters. The thread goes downhill from there into wum territory in a hurry.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly Thu 14 Jan 2016, 8:12 am

eirebilly wrote:In fairness Pooly, I have seen you give as good as you get thumbsup

Only in response Billy.

I certainly don't trawl other nations threads looking to derail them.

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Post by eirebilly Thu 14 Jan 2016, 8:17 am

I guess having so much provincial infighting on Irish threads has me blinded to excessive wumming then thumbsup
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Post by eirebilly Thu 14 Jan 2016, 8:23 am

Sgt_Pooly wrote:Winning the 6N would be a step in the right direction but I'd rather win all of the AI games against the best teams in the world.

I know where you are coming from but I am a great believer in success breeding success. Winning the 6N does not guarantee a team success in the AI's but it certainly is a step in the right direction as it gives players belief.

With Irelands recent 6N wins, it has helped them in the subsequent AI's I believe (although going pear shaped in the RWC) so to me it remains an incredibly important tournament.
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Post by munkian Thu 14 Jan 2016, 9:12 am

Sgt_Pooly wrote:
eirebilly wrote:A bit of wumming is alright as long as it stays to pretty much one thread thumbsup

That's the issue though Billy, it's infecting the whole board. We're completely infected on the English threads.

To be fair England has all the 'news' at the moment - new coach, new squad and the first Tri Nation to name its squad - there's not much else to talk about at the moment.

This is also your 3rd coach in a row to 'rebuild' - and they always say the same thing.
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Post by No 7&1/2 Thu 14 Jan 2016, 9:15 am

And I'd say personally that views from everyone are welcome and discussed. There are posters who are pretty obviously just trying to be d**ks though.

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