The English vs The Irish

Re: The English vs The Irish

smirnoff 24 Aug 2019 21:19 pm said..

Not1eyed wrote:I just find the Welsh hard to deal with as they are so myopic.


I'm Welsh.
I hope I have not displayed myopia in recent posts?
If I have it will have to go on an ever growing list of other afflictions.....
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Re: The English vs The Irish

smirnoff 24 Aug 2019 21:20 pm said..

CMGC wrote:Wales and indeed Ire have got to their current positions due to having very good home records and particularly in the 6 N's where Wales are mainly unbeaten in half a dozen yrs ( apart from two wins by Eng). Ire also have a hot run.
The battle now is to do it in a neutral venue lie Japan. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how everyone adapts to japan as we haven't had ssuch a neutral venue before. NZ have the form to still be favs but after that I reckon it's anyones .
Ire look a shadow team just now and Wales need to find an attacking gear as their defence may not be enough next month.


Agree with all that. Here's to a great tournament.
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Not1eyed 24 Aug 2019 21:29 pm said..

No Smirnoff your posts don’t acrosslike most welsh people i know but I’m sorry I don’t see that wales can really win this World Cup. Can’t defend against NZ for 80 mins. For me wales have gone too defensive and away from the flair that was massive part of welsh rugby.
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smirnoff 24 Aug 2019 21:37 pm said..

Not1eyed wrote:For me wales have gone too defensive and away from the flair that was massive part of welsh rugby.


I completely agree with you.
I am disappointed that our defence has not been matched in attack and I'm not at all sure that Wales can win the RWC.
But we have a chance, as do you.
I can only hope....
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Re: The English vs The Irish

Not1eyed 24 Aug 2019 22:28 pm said..

Agreed. Good luck
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steckers 25 Aug 2019 02:53 am said..

I wish the Welsh no luck whatsoever!
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ryno_chelt 25 Aug 2019 08:01 am said..

steckers wrote:I wish the Welsh no luck whatsoever!


Someone had a beer :lol:

I’ll route route for England and want the home nations to do well, but this is my preference of teams:

- England (I’m English - obvious one)
- Japan (I love an underdog, they play great rugby and it’s in Japan - so just think that would be incredible as unlikely as it is)
- Fiji (same two reasons as above)
Then into the more feasible ones:
- Wales (close to home and would mean a lot to the fans, although want it to be a first time winner)
- Ireland
- France
Then, NZ, Argentina, SA and in last Australia
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Mark from Stroud 25 Aug 2019 09:02 am said..

Italy somewhere up there among the 'unlikely but would be great' for me. After all we have a good representation in their ranks :)
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Tumpy+1 25 Aug 2019 10:08 am said..

smirnoff wrote:
Not1eyed wrote:I just find the Welsh hard to deal with as they are so myopic.


I'm Welsh.
I hope I have not displayed myopia in recent posts?
If I have it will have to go on an ever growing list of other afflictions.....


I'm Moypic …… and so's my wife :lol:
Officially 'Happy Clappy'
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Peanutcoxy 25 Aug 2019 10:50 am said..

Back to the game, I still say the key to England doing well is the back row. Curry and Underhill are both dynamic ball winners and carriers. BV is what BV does. Front row is solid, second row is very good (both with strength in depth). Heinz for me is the starting SH (not being biased just as I see it). The rest is the same but prob Watson for Daly although EJ will keep Daly. No doubt Cokanasiga has big defensive issues but his offensive power is incredible and adds another first phase carrier to what is there already.

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