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Yes Robb and England benefitted against Wales in the try that was.

Get over it. Was it not Eddie Jones in one of his mind game attempts mid week where he was comparing Scotland to the All Blacks. He was right after all, as England have a habit of bottling it against the All Blacks, like they did against Scotland today. 👍
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Originally posted by Robb Robb wrote:

The match where Nigel Owens lost his status as the best referee in the world.


So Wayne Barnes is now officially the best referee in the world. Congratulations Wayne, it's been a long time coming!

And while we're on the subject - well done to John Barclay on pipping his Scarlets teammate Aaron Shingler to the title of Best Player in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Originally posted by Exiled_Scots Exiled_Scots wrote:

Yes Robb and England benefitted against Wales in the try that was.

Get over it. Was it not Eddie Jones in one of his mind game attempts mid week where he was comparing Scotland to the All Blacks. He was right after all, as England have a habit of bottling it against the All Blacks, like they did against Scotland today. 👍

As an Englishman I was prepared to post on here and congratulate Scotland on their victory as I did when you played against France.
However your continuous anti English posts on this forum preclude me from doing so. You must be an embarrassment to your fellow fair minded Scots.

By the way can you tell me how many times Scotland have beaten New Zealand compared to England?????
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Well, Owens reffed it as he saw it. Didn’t see too many howlers. Townsend got his tactics spot on, had England playing a tad faster than they like, and the players executed it. Unusually EJ didn’t and the execution was poor. For me the conundrum is why we were so poor in Wales. Any win against England is hard earned and on the occasional times we do it is to be savoured.

Plenty to play for still for a few sides. Dublin will be a huge ask.

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well Scotland totally deserved their win today. they were just quicker and sharper all over the pitch. yes we didn't get many calls from Nigel Owens but that's what happens when you're on the back foot, we get most of the calls against Scotland at Twickenham. I have to say I don't agree about England "bottling it" at all, Scotland were just better, simple. the championship and Grand Slam is Ireland's to lose quite frankly.
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Very gracious DKF. 🥃

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Originally posted by OldExile OldExile wrote:

Very gracious DKF. 🥃

Still all to play for.


I think all of us Englishmen should be gracious in defeat, it doesn't work being bitter. if Scotland can re-create that performance in Dublin then we're in for something just a little bit special. I am now convinced that Wales game was just an aberration by Scotland. having said that even for a Scotland team playing well winning in Dublin is a tough call. we'll see!.
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Originally posted by Capt Sparrow Capt Sparrow wrote:

Originally posted by Exiled_Scots Exiled_Scots wrote:

Yes Robb and England benefitted against Wales in the try that was.

Get over it. Was it not Eddie Jones in one of his mind game attempts mid week where he was comparing Scotland to the All Blacks. He was right after all, as England have a habit of bottling it against the All Blacks, like they did against Scotland today. 👍


As an Englishman I was prepared to post on here and congratulate Scotland on their victory as I did when you played against France.
However your continuous anti English posts on this forum preclude me from doing so. You must be an embarrassment to your fellow fair minded Scots.

By the way can you tell me how many times Scotland have beaten New Zealand compared to England?????


Not unsurprised by your comment when the mighty England loose. As for beating the All Blacks and unlike the illusions the English centric media have, Scotland has no illusions of being the worlds number 1 side. England on that front have failed yet again which is even more embarrassing   
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Originally posted by Donnyknightsfan Donnyknightsfan wrote:

Originally posted by OldExile OldExile wrote:

Very gracious DKF. 🥃

Still all to play for.


I think all of us Englishmen should be gracious in defeat, it doesn't work being bitter. if Scotland can re-create that performance in Dublin then we're in for something just a little bit special. I am now convinced that Wales game was just an aberration by Scotland. having said that even for a Scotland team playing well winning in Dublin is a tough call. we'll see!.




An England suppoter who acknowledges their side were beaten by the better side. Onwards and upwards towards Dublin 😀

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You are correct DKF, Ireland in Dublin is probably an even bigger ask than today. However, who knows. Think we are now a real handful for anyone at Murrayfield, on the road is another story, and as a certainty Ireland won’t lack in intensity. We will need to be ultra smart there.

Good for the 6N that there’s still so much to play for at this stage.

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The ref is often blamed for losses rather than just facing the truth. I agree that there are some god-awful refs out there, but let's face it, Nige isn't one of them. The better team won today, England were shocking. Played well in the second half but just had too much catching up to do. Well played Scotland, you certainly took me by surprise!
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Originally posted by OldExile OldExile wrote:

You are correct DKF, Ireland in Dublin is probably an even bigger ask than today. However, who knows. Think we are now a real handful for anyone at Murrayfield, on the road is another story, and as a certainty Ireland won’t lack in intensity. We will need to be ultra smart there.

Good for the 6N that there’s still so much to play for at this stage.

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could Scotland derail Ireland's Grand Slam bandwagon? i'm not so sure, i think Ireland will possibly edge it in Dublin but if Scotland can transfer their Murrayfield form away from home they could well spoil the party.    

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Thanks Hoffee, wasn’t too sure which side of Dr Jeykell and Mr Hyde would turn up for our part. We got it totally right in the first 40, and that to my surprise was enough. EJ has a major issue with his back row. Most of the rest is acceptable.

Anyway, play well in your forthcoming fixtures.

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Originally posted by Donnyknightsfan Donnyknightsfan wrote:

Originally posted by OldExile OldExile wrote:

You are correct DKF, Ireland in Dublin is probably an even bigger ask than today. However, who knows. Think we are now a real handful for anyone at Murrayfield, on the road is another story, and as a certainty Ireland won’t lack in intensity. We will need to be ultra smart there.

Good for the 6N that there’s still so much to play for at this stage.

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could Scotland derail Ireland's Grand Slam bandwagon? i'm not so sure, i think Ireland will possibly edge it in Dublin but if Scotland can transfer their Murrayfield form away from home they could well spoil the party.    


To do that, will require a total tactic revision. I think Ireland’s go forward, Sexton loop, or one off reverse inside is predictable and so should be defendable against. Their back row is brutal.O’Mahoney gives them an extra line out option, But, to beat their suffocating game, we will have to dare.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Donnyknightsfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2018 at 23:27
Originally posted by OldExile OldExile wrote:

Thanks Hoffee, wasn’t too sure which side of Dr Jeykell and Mr Hyde would turn up for our part. We got it totally right in the first 40, and that to my surprise was enough. EJ has a major issue with his back row. Most of the rest is acceptable.

Anyway, play well in your forthcoming fixtures.

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you're right about the back row, ours looked slow and pedestrian. Watson and Barclay were always quicker to the breakdown.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote carlos fandango Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Feb 2018 at 08:37
The Jones of 2 years ago would have swapped lawes for Underhill after 20 minutes. Lost his edge?
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Originally posted by MikeGC MikeGC wrote:

France, even a misfiring France, too strong for the Italians

Ireland, looking like the class act and the Grand Slam champions elect but I expect a good game with the Welsh putting up a huge fight

England, Scotland will play out of their skins against the "old enemy" but I believe England will be too strong


Well, I got that wrong !!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mark W-J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Feb 2018 at 10:51
Scotland are a completely different side at Murrayfield.  I don't think the defeat in Cardiff was an aberration - I think it reflects the mental block that they currently have when they leave Edinburgh.  Let's be honest, we all cheered them on in the autumn when they played some tremendous rugby against Australia and New Zealand, and I don't understand why anyone would be surprised that they did the same to England.  Having said that, given England's record under Uncle Eddie, I did expect them to win, but they were just outplayed.

Unfortunately for Scotland, I can't see anything other than a big Ireland win in a fortnight's time, followed by England wrecking the Irish Grand Slam dream the following weekend, but Ireland to still take the title.
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Originally posted by Robb Robb wrote:

The match where Nigel Owens lost his status as the best referee in the world.

But not the match where you saw what was happening apparently.
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Originally posted by WillEvans WillEvans wrote:

Originally posted by Robb Robb wrote:

The match where Nigel Owens lost his status as the best referee in the world.


But not the match where you saw what was happening apparently.


Will,

In fairness to Robb, all supporters have a slightly, or in some cases biased, view on how well Sir has officiated. ES regularly grumbles and he is told to be out of order. He and I have different approaches. So...

EJ to his credit didn’t complain. SCW and Greenwood reckoned Owens got it right. But.....

The most next important game will be refereed by Wayne Barnes in Dublin. Now I didn’t like him much when he started out, but I would agree he’s the pick of the bunch right now. Clear, decisive and communicates excellently.

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