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Post by BigGee on Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:43 am

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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 Mar 16, 2019 11:15 am

Our defence is still a shambles!

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Post by Heaf on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:16 am

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


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Post by TightHEAD on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:16 am

This has to stop, it’s only the top few inches we need to fix.
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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:16 am

It's a worrying pattern in England games.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:17 am

Game on!!

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Post by Heaf on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:18 am

Jeez - now we're giving them the ball

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Post by TightHEAD on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:18 am

Imagine Cardiff if we blow this!
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Post by EnglishReign on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:18 am

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

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Post by EnglishReign on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:19 am

Lineout was nowhere near straight

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:20 am

Scotland are going to win this

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Post by RDW on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:20 am

What is happening!!!!!

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Post by TightHEAD on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:20 am

Shambles

Owen Farrell is not Captain material
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Post by tigertattie on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:20 am

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 Mar 16, 2019 11:20 am

Wheres England's leaders now?

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Post by BigGee on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:20 am

What is going on!

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Post by Eejit on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:21 am

This is insane even for us.

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Post by TightHEAD on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:22 am

Shambles

Owen Farrell is not Captain material
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Post by BigGee on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:22 am

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

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:22 am

Get Farrell off

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:23 am

What a game!

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Post by Eejit on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:23 am

Absolute scenes

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Post by RDW on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:23 am

Shocked

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Post by majesticimperialman on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:23 am

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

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Post by Heaf on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:23 am

That's 2 tries Farrell has given them

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Post by Taylorman on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:23 am

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 Mar 16, 2019 11:23 am

This is absolutely mental!

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:24 am

Exactly what happened v Wales

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Post by tigertattie on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:24 am

GeordieFalcon wrote:Get Farrell off

Please don’t
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Post by TightHEAD on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:25 am

Joe Launchbury take control and lead this team, it’s now or never
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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:26 am

England have to pick up their intensity again.

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Post by EnglishReign on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:26 am

This is hilarious

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Post by NeilyBroon on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:27 am

Well dodson must have been waving the p45s at half time!
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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:27 am

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

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Post by Heaf on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:29 am

Knock on surely?

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Post by TightHEAD on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:31 am

Take Farrell off
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Post by RDW on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:31 am

No arms tackle on Graham!

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Post by Heaf on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:31 am

Kicking has gone to pot again - just like against Wales

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Post by Eejit on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:31 am

Shoulder to the head surely.

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Post by BigGee on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:31 am

Farrell up to his old tricks!

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Post by The Great Aukster on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:31 am

Farrell leading with the shoulder again!

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Post by EnglishReign on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:32 am

Nothing wrong with that, can hardly stop

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Post by RDW on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:32 am

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

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Post by Heaf on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:33 am

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

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Post by BigGee on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:33 am

Lucky Farrell again

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Post by TightHEAD on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:33 am

We are done.

Something seriously wrong with us
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Post by Heaf on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:34 am

Pen?

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Post by BigGee on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:34 am

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 Mar 16, 2019 11:35 am

England need to regroup and sort this debacle out

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:36 am

Get Farrell off the flaming pitch!!!

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Post by TightHEAD on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:36 am

Worst England Captain ever
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