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Bouch wrote:
They'll crumble againg England and Ireland, as usual.

I think they're a far better side than Wales - but that's understandable - Wales have lost a few flankers.


(a) Scotland are improving for sure, but at the end of the day Wales have won more silverware in one decade than Scotland have managed in three. Do you know when the last time Scotland even won in Cardiff was? (b) Conversely, Scotland don't have such a terrible record recently against Ireland, although England is undoubtedly another matter. (c) Back row is one area of real strength and depth for Wales, so the injuries don't make me panic like the loss of e.g. props would.


Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:39 pm
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najbritcol wrote:
Bouch wrote:
They'll crumble againg England and Ireland, as usual.

I think they're a far better side than Wales - but that's understandable - Wales have lost a few flankers.


(a) Scotland are improving for sure, but at the end of the day Wales have won more silverware in one decade than Scotland have managed in three. Do you know when the last time Scotland even won in Cardiff was? (b) Conversely, Scotland don't have such a terrible record recently against Ireland, although England is undoubtedly another matter. (c) Back row is one area of real strength and depth for Wales, so the injuries don't make me panic like the loss of e.g. props would.



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Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:15 pm
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I don't really like poetry. :D


Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:19 pm
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It's hissing down with rain out there
Aye, in Scotland there'll be snow.
Irish voices humming the Londonderry Air
While Irish southies let the moment go.

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English braggarts beat their pecs
And cringe a bit, cos they suspect
The other sides go up a notch
And love to kick them in the crotch.

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En France the usual tangled mess
Is inevitable, yet might coalesce
To show greatness and masters' skills
To lift the spirit that's rarely quiet and still.

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Italia has a burning desire to gain respect
Sadly their refs aren't available to them - as yet
They're working on it, you can bet
And their TMOs must fret and hide their regret.

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Wales rugby fans must look to their savings
And the soccer fans prepare their ravings
Reporters lust for weeks of failure and despair
And cringe at the prospect of success - that's just not fair!

Decrepit heroes raise their eyes and smile
More cash for dross pays for beer a while
Grizzled faces grizzle on
And curse when their replacement have shone.
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:09 am
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Post Re: It's Nearly here!!
Bouch wrote:
It's hissing down with rain out there
Aye, in Scotland there'll be snow.
Irish voices humming the Londonderry Air
While Irish southies let the moment go.

---------------------------------------------

English braggarts beat their pecs
And cringe a bit, cos they suspect
The other sides go up a notch
And love to kick them in the crotch.

----------------------------------------
En France the usual tangled mess
Is inevitable, yet might coalesce
To show greatness and masters' skills
To lift the spirit that's rarely quiet and still.

------------------------------------------------

Italia has a burning desire to gain respect
Sadly their refs aren't available to them - as yet
They're working on it, you can bet
And their TMOs must fret and hide their regret.

-----------------------------------------------------

Wales rugby fans must look to their savings
And the soccer fans prepare their ravings
Reporters lust for weeks of failure and despair
And cringe at the prospect of success - that's just not fair!

Decrepit heroes raise their eyes and smile
More cash for dross pays for beer a while
Grizzled faces grizzle on
And curse when their replacement has shone.
.............................................................


Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:17 am
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najbritcol wrote:
Bouch wrote:
They'll crumble againg England and Ireland, as usual.

I think they're a far better side than Wales - but that's understandable - Wales have lost a few flankers.


(a) Scotland are improving for sure, but at the end of the day Wales have won more silverware in one decade than Scotland have managed in three. Do you know when the last time Scotland even won in Cardiff was? (b) Conversely, Scotland don't have such a terrible record recently against Ireland, although England is undoubtedly another matter. (c) Back row is one area of real strength and depth for Wales, so the injuries don't make me panic like the loss of e.g. props would.


But Scotland haven't won in Dublin, since 2010 and well though they played to beat us at Murrayfield last season, I can't believe we'll make that many mistakes again. Some of our defending was as diabolical as I've ever seen from an Irish XV. No question however, that they move the ball with new found vigour and verve and that sometimes JS teams have difficulty living with same - that's what Argentina did to us in the last WC.

Sean


Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:34 am
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The current Scotland team remind me of Ireland a few seasons ago capable of causing an upset against the best teams but inconsistent. They should not be taken for granted as they showed against Ireland and Australia in 2017. It will be vital for Wales that they begin with a win, otherwise things could rapidly slip downhill.


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