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Feeling a bit fed up that Wales won today, but I have to admit that they were the better team. :evil: Still, I thought we were going to sneak a lucky win. Where's the luck of the Irish when you need it? :roll:
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Paul Victory wrote:Feeling a bit fed up that Wales won today, but I have to admit that they were the better team. :evil: Still, I thought we were going to sneak a lucky win. Where's the luck of the Irish when you need it? :roll:
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It was a great match - Wales were probably slightly the better side but were very fortunate that Bradley Davis only got yellow for that tip tackle.

Far better than the dross the previous day from Murrayfield!!

I know it's only the first weekend but I can't see the champions this year not coming from Ireland, Wales or France.

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It was a very good game, and agree that the result probably hinged on the yellow instead of red.
Not too sure about the final penalty either, very harsh.
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Yes I too enjoyed the game Wales were lucky but they deserved the win. I actually fell asleep in the England game :oops:
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Brilliant game of rugby-Bradley Davies very lucky not to go, thought that Wales edged it, the game had everything and apart from that one incident a fantastic advert for good flowing rugby :D

I am sure that George North has an English Grandmother :lol: if not I am sure that one can be found :lol:

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strider77 wrote:I am sure that George North has an English Grandmother :lol: if not I am sure that one can be found :lol:
Maybe he could share the gran that Mouritz Botha and Brad Barritt are probably using :lol: :lol:

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Got to agree that the Wales / Ireland game was a great watch (with the right result too :wink: ), and I'm with Colin on the England game - I almost fell asleep too :shock:
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paulgould wrote:
strider77 wrote:I am sure that George North has an English Grandmother :lol: if not I am sure that one can be found :lol:
Maybe he could share the gran that Mouritz Botha and Brad Barritt are probably using :lol: :lol:

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Paul, I think we'll find Barritt's mother is English, so he' perfectly entitled to an England shirt. As for someone with a surname of Botha, now there's another thing :-).
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Wolfmiester wrote:
paulgould wrote:
strider77 wrote:I am sure that George North has an English Grandmother :lol: if not I am sure that one can be found :lol:
Maybe he could share the gran that Mouritz Botha and Brad Barritt are probably using :lol: :lol:

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Paul, I think we'll find Barritt's mother is English, so he' perfectly entitled to an England shirt. As for someone with a surname of Botha, now there's another thing :-).
Personally I'd like to see the scrapping of the residency rule too.
:) :) Steve, I know you are right about Barritt, just using him as an example to highlight the increasing number of non-English players playing for England teams(rugby and cricket mainly).
TBH, I'm quite happy for you to have MoBo, Kevin Pietersen, Kieswetter, Matt Stevens, to name a few, but would really like Trott back :) :) .

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Looks like an exciting last few minutes coming up in Paris.

Twickenham next week should also be interesting, although there will obviously be more attention paid to whether Wales can clinch the grand slam.

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Very fitting that Ireland should win the 6 nations in Brian O'Driscoll's last international. What a legend!
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Only because the French deliberately lost in order to stop England winning the title :lol:
Sorry Paul, only joking - you are right O'Driscoll has been an awesome player for Ireland - he will take some replacing!
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Stan wrote:Only because the French deliberately lost in order to stop England winning the title :lol:
Sorry Paul, only joking - you are right O'Driscoll has been an awesome player for Ireland - he will take some replacing!
Thanks Stan. To be honest, BOD is irreplaceable. A bit like Gareth Bale for Spurs. :shock: :roll: But it was great to see him go out on a winning note. We could well be vying with Scotland and Italy for the wooden spoon next year.
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Great result by Ireland today. :mrgreen: One for the northern hemisphere!
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Hi Paul,
I was at Twickenham for the All Blacks game, another opportunity missed I feel.
Wales must feel exactly the same.
Well done Ireland, and you now made England's game next Saturday even harder :lol:
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After my negative comments earlier, I may have to revise my expectations. Ireland would have moved up to 3rd in the IRB world rankings if South Africa hadn't scored that late try. As it is, we remain in 5th. Maybe if we beat Australia? [-o<
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Paul Victory wrote:After my negative comments earlier, I may have to revise my expectations. Ireland would have moved up to 3rd in the IRB world rankings if South Africa hadn't scored that late try. As it is, we remain in 5th. Maybe if we beat Australia? [-o<
OK. We're now up to 3rd in the world rankings, so that means one of two potential outcomes. We win our 3rd ever Grand Slam or we lose 3 or more matches and finish in the bottom half of the table.

I'm a lot more hopeful after watching today's match, but Ireland never perform well as favourites, so that has me worried.
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A rare win against France. The match against England in two weeks' time could well be a grand Slam decider. Bring it on!
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Nearly all of the games have been a good watch too Paul.
Got to feel for the Scots, again! When will they learn to convert the opportunities?
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Wolfmiester wrote:Nearly all of the games have been a good watch too Paul.
Got to feel for the Scots, again! When will they learn to convert the opportunities?
Yet another disaster for the Scots. Got to hand it to the Italians, though.
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Great win by Ireland. Cardiff in two weeks' time is massive!
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Glad I was away and couldn't watch it!
Although I did get up at 07:00 and went to a 24hr sports bar. They couldn't get it on any channel though :shock: :(
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Paul Victory wrote:Feeling a bit fed up that Wales won today, but I have to admit that they were the better team. :evil: Still, I thought we were going to sneak a lucky win. Where's the luck of the Irish when you need it? :roll:
History repeating itself?
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should be a great Saturday. I have Ireland down as slight favorites (what do the bookies say?)
I doubt if you'll get much sense out of me at the final whistle of the England game though! :P
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