Six Nations 2013

5 weekends of fantastic rugby!

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11/02/2013 at 09:51

To info@irishrugby.ie


Dear Sirs,

What action are you taking against your player who deliberately tried to smash an England player's ankle in yesterday's international, please?

In my opinion he should be banned for life.

Yours faithfully,

 

M.r Zuvai    pirate
11/02/2013 at 12:07
Piers wrote (see)

Nice of England to show us Welsh how to play champagne rugby!!!!

aye, cause wales dazzled in paris...

11/02/2013 at 12:27

at least Wales scored a try Mr Z.......

MNW - I'm not sure I'd call Cian Healy a "fat fecker" to his face!  and in the scheme of modern props, I'm not sure he would be one of the fat ones anyway.   but I agree, he should be cited and get a ban for that stamp as it was totally unneeded

M.r Zuvai    pirate
11/02/2013 at 12:38
fat buddha wrote (see)

at least Wales scored a try Mr Z.......

a well taken one at that! but, it was a chip over the top not some dazzling running move! 

truth be told i really enjoyed both games - you couldnt say there wasnt tension - proper rugby

comments like piers are just lazy jingoistic sterotypes 

11/02/2013 at 13:00

neither the Wales or England games were adverts for flowing runing rugby but tension in the last 10mins of both matches was electric as both could have gone the other way with the results.  defences from all 4 sides were amazing - no quarter and very few chances given.

don't know what happened to Italy - clealry not an away side at the mo...

11/02/2013 at 13:05

Crash Hamster    pirate
11/02/2013 at 13:14

Had the bounce of the ball been different, England would've scored the try from the chip and Wales may not have done, so it's probably not a good stick for England-bashing

...and at least England have the excuse of the weather!

I thought England played to a plan; not so sure that the Wales-France game was planned...but both games for the purists (and as I'm a purist, I'm quite happy! )

11/02/2013 at 13:27

Other than the English kicker I have seen nothing that would tell me any of these teams were International quality, you can get an evenly balanced game with a tense ending watching lower league

M.r Zuvai    pirate
11/02/2013 at 13:44

im guessing you didnt notice the weather? or maybe you'd prefer them to play with  gloves covered in a catch adhesive like they do in the NFL?

11/02/2013 at 13:52

both the Wales and England games were great spectacles for the purists, all about the scrum and the goal-kicking... England's ability to adapt in the conditions looks good for the future

 

 

11/02/2013 at 13:52

The weather doesn't prevent you playing good rugby

11/02/2013 at 13:56
M.r Zuvai wrote (see)

or maybe you'd prefer them to play with  gloves covered in a catch adhesive like they do in the NFL?

they spray that stuff on their hands instead....  not that it made much difference in Dublin with the number of spilled balls...

11/02/2013 at 13:57
EKGO wrote (see)

The weather doesn't prevent you playing good rugby

you're right - it doesn't.  but it doesn't help an awful lot either....

11/02/2013 at 14:07
fat buddha wrote (see)

don't know what happened to Italy - clealry not an away side at the mo...

They didn't play well but, in fairness, the scoreline flattered us. When Hogg scored his breakaway try italy were threatening. Had they scored instead of us, it may well have been different. Great to see us showing a bit of positivity and uncharacistic ruthlessness.

Expect Italy to come back strongly.

M.r Zuvai    pirate
11/02/2013 at 14:16
fat buddha wrote (see)
M.r Zuvai wrote (see)

or maybe you'd prefer them to play with  gloves covered in a catch adhesive like they do in the NFL?

they spray that stuff on their hands instead....  not that it made much difference in Dublin with the number of spilled balls...

true enough, and to be fair most of the dropped balls were due to players looking up at the oncomming defenders rather than watching the ball 

however, if anyone thinks the weather doesnt effect the style of play, compare the average points scored per game last week to this week...

11/02/2013 at 14:29

Two tremendous weekends of rugby.

And brilliant videography.

12/02/2013 at 11:17

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/21417568

pretty inevitable really so I guess Healy won't see any more 6 Nations action.  it may also have jeopardised his place on the Lions tour as he was pretty much certain of being selected as one of the loose heads along with Gethin Jenkins

14/02/2013 at 09:37

Two match ban.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/21442144

Doesn't seem enough, really.

14/02/2013 at 09:41

I thought he would have got more than that and at least been banned from the rest of the 6N.

it often seems that bans are more lenient when it's come via the citing commissioner rather than via the ref despite video evidence.

hey ho

23/02/2013 at 10:56

BOING! 

I predict wins for England and Wales today. I will be watching France from behind a cushion 

Think Scotland might edge Ireland tomorrow.

Allez Les Bleus!

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