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Post by sportform Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:15 pm

First topic message reminder :

I have added the next fixtures below if you want to add your scores for the next round of games. Week 4 results are now up and you can view them by following this link:-

https://www.606v2.com/t65120-six-nations-week-4-leaderboard#3511385

To enter All you have to do is guess the score of each game. You gain points on how close you are and the game outcome. This weekend's fixtures are listed below. To see the rules click on the spoiler. You can see the final tables from previous years below by following the links under here:-:-

2016 Tattie Scones RRN
https://www.606v2.com/t62113-six-nations-competition-final-leaderboard

2015 offload
https://www.606v2.com/t57657-six-nations-competition-final-leaderboard

2014 Norfolklass
https://www.606v2.com/t51634-six-nations-competition-final-leaderboard

2013 Bathman_in_London
https://www.606v2.com/t40295-six-nations-competition-final-leaderboard

2012 mr-bryns-attitude
https://www.606v2.com/t23578-six-nations-competition-final-leaderboard

2011 WillyGilly
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A82882687

2010 sportform
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A65363853

Please add your score predictions for this weekend's three games onto the end of this thread.

The rules are as follows:-
Spoiler:
1) Each week you will be asked to predict the scores from that weekend's games. All predictions must be made before the start of the games.

2) You will be get points depending on how close you are to the actual score. Points will be awarded in the following way:-
- You will get 20 points for getting the correct match outcome.
- You will get 10 points for getting a teams score correct.
- You will lose one of those 10 points for every point you are away from a teams score. Therefore you must be with 10 points of a teams score to gain points.
- If you get a match score spot on you will be awarded with double points. So if the correctly predict a match's score you will receive a maximum 80 points.

Example:-
Your prediction - Ireland 17-31 Wales
Actual result - Ireland 25-31 Wales
Your score 32 points

You would receive 20 points for correctly predicting Wales to win. As you were 8 points off Ireland's score you get 2 points for that and another 10 points for getting Wales' score spot on.

The next round of fixtures are:-

Saturday 18th March
Scotland v Italy
France v Wales
Ireland v England


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Post by petethepete Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:14 am

Wales 12 - 32 Ireland

Italy 10 - 34 France

England 31 - 18 Scotland

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Post by Gooseberry Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:47 am

Wales 16 - 23 Ireland

Italy 10 - 32 France

England 34 - 21 Scotland

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Post by maestegmafia Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:12 pm

Wales 28 - 22 Ireland

Italy 18 - 45 France

England 21 - 22 Scotland

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Post by the-goon Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:51 pm

Wales 15 - 22 Ireland

Italy 15 - 35 France

England 31 - 22 Scotland

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Post by hugehandoff Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:52 pm

Wales 17 - Ireland 23

Italy 13 - France 42

England 24 - Scotland 18

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Post by aucklandlaurie Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:20 pm

Wales 19 - Ireland 24.

Italy 12 - France 35.

England 26 - Scotland 12.

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Post by Rugbyjk Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:26 pm

Auckland, hi. Genuinely, any lions combinations causing concern or assuming home win no probs mate?

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Post by Rugbyjk Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:30 pm

I would like Manu tuilagi back tbh

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Post by aucklandlaurie Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:11 pm

No, not assuming any home wins at all. with most concern lying where we give away penalties which end up gifting points to the Lions.

 In terms of  combinations, the most influential combination to me this series will be the loose forwards, and I will be looking very closely this weekend at all four British and Irish loosies (Italy and France playing separately) and trying to balance that off against where our players are up to at this stage.

 Meanwhile we have Kieren Read who hasnt played this year yet, we have this weekend in the Chiefs v Hurricanes game Sam Cane up against Arty Savea, two number sevens that bring completely different openside attributes. Keino has been on fire however June is a long way away.
I dont think I will be the only Kiwi watching this weekend trying to be in the mind of Warren Gatland.

 Maybe going out on a limb here, but no matter who Gatland or Hansen put out as front and second row combinations each will balance each other out by quite safely winning their own ball, apart from at kick offs. but I strongly suspect that B&I forwards who are in teams that are winning that set piece ball and go onto scoring points from that same possession will get first favour from Gatty.

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Post by nathan Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:13 pm

maestegmafia wrote:Wales 28 - 22 Ireland

Italy 18 - 45 France

England 21 - 22 Scotland

Just wondering Maes, have you ever predicted a English win? Whistle

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Post by Rugbyjk Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:15 pm

Ur opinion on

McGrath, best, furlong, itoje, kruis, stander, o Brien, vunipola as a pack?

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Post by Rugbyjk Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:18 pm

Cane is no m'call

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Post by aucklandlaurie Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:29 pm

Rugbyjk wrote:Ur opinion on

McGrath, best, furlong, itoje, kruis, stander, o Brien, vunipola as a pack?

 As a Pack? to me a little underpowered. As individuals fine as all are good International test players but together not quite as threatening.

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Post by Rugbyjk Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:31 pm

Behave, that is a V powerful pack.

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Post by Rugbyjk Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:31 pm

Behave, that is a V powerful pack.

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Post by Rugbyjk Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:35 pm

In fact, that pack will destroy the Black's. And u know it.

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Post by aucklandlaurie Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:37 pm

Rugbyjk wrote:Cane is no m'call

 True, Cane is often underestimated for his defensive contribution, meanwhile Savea offers so much more in attack than even McCaw did. What I personally prefer is start the game with Cane, run his tank empty then bring Savea on as impact. Its probably a bit too soon to be getting into those lines of thought.

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Post by Rugbyjk Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:39 pm

Ok, we will see. Our weakness, our manager, will decide.

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Post by aucklandlaurie Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:39 pm

Rugbyjk wrote:In fact, that pack will destroy the Black's. And u know it.

 You want to put that pack out then go for it, no objections from me.

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Post by Rugbyjk Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:40 pm

Ok

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Post by Scottrf Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:47 pm

Underpowered? Ffs.

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Post by Rugbyjk Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:51 pm

It's a game Scottie. They know we ave em.

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Post by Gwlad Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:59 pm

Not sure why this 6 Nations thread has turned lions but hey ho

You guys bit pretty quick, thats what the ABs have over any mighty power pack you can put out. They will outthink their opposition. Rugby isn't just about power, its about skill and smarts and that pack lacks experience.

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Post by Rugbyjk Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:01 pm

Gwlad, didn't realise ur from new Zealand. Noted now, ta.

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Post by Guest Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:05 pm

Wales 20 - Ireland 32

Italy 9 - France 35

England 25 - Scotland 18

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Post by Rugbyjk Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:06 pm

Hey, let's put some welshies in to " bolster " that pack. Oh yeah, garlands coach so no need?

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Post by aucklandlaurie Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:07 pm

Gwlad wrote:Not sure why this 6 Nations thread has turned lions but hey ho

You guys bit pretty quick, thats what the ABs have over any mighty power pack you can put out. They will outthink their opposition. Rugby isn't just about power, its about skill and smarts and that pack lacks experience.

 Cut that out Gwlad, dont go bringing in distractions like experience into the mix. Only problem is Gatty, and for that matter Jones, Cotter and Schmidt probably agree with you.

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Post by Rugbyjk Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:08 pm

Cool auck, we will see.

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Post by Rugbyjk Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:31 pm

We will hammer u in the forwards, and our backs will glide in. Cannot wait. Hey, it's good to learn?

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Post by maestegmafia Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:42 pm

nathan wrote:
maestegmafia wrote:Wales 28 - 22 Ireland

Italy 18 - 45 France

England 21 - 22 Scotland

Just wondering Maes, have you ever predicted a English win? Whistle

Two weeks ago why?

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Post by Guest Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:52 am

Would you lot clear off and create another thread for yourselves, and stop cluttering up this one! mad

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Post by Wiglaf Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:36 am


Wales 23 -19 Ireland

Italy 12 - 36 France

England 21 - 21 Scotland

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Post by Rugby Fan Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:46 am

Wales 22-16 Ireland
Italy 10-50 France
England 42-18 Scotland

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Post by Breadvan Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:17 am

Wales 20 Ireland 28
Italy 9 France 25
England 32 Scotland 18
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Post by overlordofthewest Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:12 am

Going to have to take a couple of chances to be back in with a sniff if a top ten finish...so

Wales 31 Ireland 20
Italy 15 France 12
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Post by eirebilly Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:18 am

Wales 17 Ireland 28

Italy 19 France 33

England 27 Scotland 23
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Post by englandglory4ever Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:38 am

nathan wrote:
maestegmafia wrote:Wales 28 - 22 Ireland

Italy 18 - 45 France

England 21 - 22 Scotland

Just wondering Maes, have you ever predicted a English win? Whistle

Nah. Haven't you noticed he's never right on anything.

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Post by Tattie Scones RRN Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:49 am

Wales 24 - 19 Ireland

Italy 15 - 40 France

England 26 - 21 Scotland

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Post by stub Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:52 am

Wales 18 - 15 Ireland

Italy 8 - 25 France

England 18 - 15 Scotland

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Post by Cumbrian Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:43 pm

Wales 20-12 Ireland
Italy 9-28 France
England 22-12 Scotland
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Post by sportform Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:13 pm

Wales 25-18 Ireland

Saturday 11th March
Italy 13-24 France
England 32-16 Scotland
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Post by Gwlad Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:06 pm

all these english fans picking Wales to win, marvelous

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Post by Anglobraveheart Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:22 pm

Wales 14 - 28 Ireland

Italy 18 - 39 France
England 18 - 35 Scotland

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Post by Hoonercat Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:52 pm

Late late late late late, but at least I have an excuse when I'm completely wrong Very Happy

Wales 17 - 21 Ireland
Italy 16 - 33 France
England 23 - 21 Scotland

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Post by Cumbrian Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:28 pm

Gwlad wrote:all these english fans picking Wales to win, marvelous


What is your point?
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Post by bedfordwelsh Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:24 pm

PC problems meant couldn't get last nights game done

Italy 18 - 15 France
England 28 - 18 Scotland
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Post by overlordofthewest Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:33 am

Oh well.......

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Post by nathan Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:13 am

Gwlad wrote:all these english fans picking Wales to win, marvelous

Laugh

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Post by R!skysports Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:14 am

Oh dear - I think I may have done my chance to good at all....

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Post by englandglory4ever Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:03 pm

Hmmm. Most people got Scotland scoring about 21 points. That was very good guessing. Nobody got England scoring 61 points though. That was very poor knowledge of England's ability. Ha, ha.

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