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Ireland team on this BBC article:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43414155

British Broadcasting Corporation 2018.

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England team to face Ireland, on this BBC article:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43414475

British Broadcasting Corporation 2018.

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Can't really see past an Ireland win, although I hope we at least do well at the breakdown to really hammer home the lunacy of Jones' lock at flanker experiment. A Robshaw - Haskell flanker pairing is nothing special so for them to significantly outperform a lock at flanker will hopefully settle the issue.

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Troron wrote:
Can't really see past an Ireland win, although I hope we at least do well at the breakdown to really hammer home the lunacy of Jones' lock at flanker experiment. A Robshaw - Haskell flanker pairing is nothing special so for them to significantly outperform a lock at flanker will hopefully settle the issue.



General Haig was English? Maybe in runs in the pure blood? :P :D

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Langland Exile wrote:
Troron wrote:
Can't really see past an Ireland win, although I hope we at least do well at the breakdown to really hammer home the lunacy of Jones' lock at flanker experiment. A Robshaw - Haskell flanker pairing is nothing special so for them to significantly outperform a lock at flanker will hopefully settle the issue.



General Haig was English? Maybe in runs in the pure blood? :P :D


Field Marshall Haig was born in Edinburgh

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Langland Exile wrote:
Troron wrote:
Can't really see past an Ireland win, although I hope we at least do well at the breakdown to really hammer home the lunacy of Jones' lock at flanker experiment. A Robshaw - Haskell flanker pairing is nothing special so for them to significantly outperform a lock at flanker will hopefully settle the issue.



General Haig was English? Maybe in runs in the pure blood? :P :D


Field Marshall Haig was born in Edinburgh


But lived in England after the age of 10 ;) :D I forgot you have no sense of humour..

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Langland Exile wrote:
Troron wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
Troron wrote:
Can't really see past an Ireland win, although I hope we at least do well at the breakdown to really hammer home the lunacy of Jones' lock at flanker experiment. A Robshaw - Haskell flanker pairing is nothing special so for them to significantly outperform a lock at flanker will hopefully settle the issue.



General Haig was English? Maybe in runs in the pure blood? :P :D


Field Marshall Haig was born in Edinburgh


But lived in England after the age of 10 ;) :D I forgot you have no sense of humour..


I thought those who moved to England at a young age but were born abroad were foreign poaches? Just saying... :thefinger:

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Troron wrote:
Can't really see past an Ireland win, although I hope we at least do well at the breakdown to really hammer home the lunacy of Jones' lock at flanker experiment. A Robshaw - Haskell flanker pairing is nothing special so for them to significantly outperform a lock at flanker will hopefully settle the issue.


Still a terribly tough ask for us and much depends on our young backs. You maybe have the edge behind, even so.

We have to do the same job on your 8 that we did to Wales and if we can force you onto the back foot, for the majority of the match then we probably will win.

But if not.....

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Thoroughly hope the scummy people of Ireland win the slam, and shove Eddie Jones' baldy head right up his fat little arse.

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Abertawe Leinster wrote:
Troron wrote:
Can't really see past an Ireland win, although I hope we at least do well at the breakdown to really hammer home the lunacy of Jones' lock at flanker experiment. A Robshaw - Haskell flanker pairing is nothing special so for them to significantly outperform a lock at flanker will hopefully settle the issue.


Still a terribly tough ask for us and much depends on our young backs. You maybe have the edge behind, even so.

We have to do the same job on your 8 that we did to Wales and if we can force you onto the back foot, for the majority of the match then we probably will win.

But if not.....

Sean


I think it depends on the tactics Jones uses. If we go out with different players but try to play exactly the same way, we will lose badly. If Robshaw and Haskell go out with the same orders they had when we toured Australia, we could at least hold our own in the breakdown, even if we don't get turnovers. Players like Haskell work best with a simple game plan relying on just throwing his weight around and using his physicality. It will count for nothing if we continue to send 1 up runners off 9 with no other support right into 3 Irish players...

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I've come round to thinking Eng to win

Twickers, Sweet Chariot and all that will overcome St Patricks Day ....

A draw would be ok though ;)

Schmidt and his team deserve it :thumbup: but 6 Ns a strange old tournament

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Admire Schmidt and the clever use of resources to maximum effect. I am 25% Irish also

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I've come round to thinking Eng to win

Twickers, Sweet Chariot and all that will overcome St Patricks Day ....

A draw would be ok though ;)

Schmidt and his team deserve it :thumbup: but 6 Ns a strange old tournament


If we want to win this, we can't be giving England more than two tries, that's my feeling.

The refereeing will be crucial (particularly the breakdown) and I hope we heed his in-game instructions.

Angus Gardner: not seen much of him TBH.

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Abertawe Leinster wrote:
Tony Panties wrote:
I've come round to thinking Eng to win

Twickers, Sweet Chariot and all that will overcome St Patricks Day ....

A draw would be ok though ;)

Schmidt and his team deserve it :thumbup: but 6 Ns a strange old tournament


If we want to win this, we can't be giving England more than two tries, that's my feeling.

The refereeing will be crucial (particularly the breakdown) and I hope we heed his in-game instructions.

Angus Gardner: not seen much of him TBH.

Sean



The Welsh in you is coming to the surface :D :thumbup:

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Langland Exile wrote:
Abertawe Leinster wrote:
Tony Panties wrote:
I've come round to thinking Eng to win

Twickers, Sweet Chariot and all that will overcome St Patricks Day ....

A draw would be ok though ;)

Schmidt and his team deserve it :thumbup: but 6 Ns a strange old tournament


If we want to win this, we can't be giving England more than two tries, that's my feeling.

The refereeing will be crucial (particularly the breakdown) and I hope we heed his in-game instructions.

Angus Gardner: not seen much of him TBH.

Sean


The Welsh in you is coming to the surface :D :thumbup:


30 years in Swansea will do that to a man :D :thumbup:

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