6N - 2023

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abzmike

6,750 posts

93 months

Friday 20th January
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Ean218 said:
Alickadoo said:
It would seem that tickets for games at HQ are available at the standard (but still very expensive) price. Don't ever remember that previously.

https://www.six-nations-guide.co.uk/tickets.html
That's amazing, I don't think I've ever seen tickets available at this point for England v Scotland. They must be ballot tickets that have been returned as there were none available about two months ago. Shame I'm away that weekend or I would have gone.
Are they actually available though? Needs an account setup even to see…

Ean218

1,848 posts

237 months

Saturday 21st January
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Yep, seats still available today. You do need to login to see them though.

Smollet

8,878 posts

177 months

Monday 23rd January
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Lawes and Mcguigan out of England squad

phil_cardiff

6,363 posts

195 months

Monday 23rd January
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Lake out of the Wales squad. Big blow for us.

DodgyGeezer

Original Poster:

35,134 posts

177 months

Monday 23rd January
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Smollet said:
Lawes and Mcguigan out of England squad
only the training squad - though word is Lawes is unlikely to be fit for the Calcutta Cup

Kermit power

26,790 posts

200 months

Thursday 2nd February
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Bump time! smile

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Gweeds

4,456 posts

39 months

Thursday 2nd February
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England team for the opener:

Steward; Malins, Marchant, Farrell (capt), Hassell-Collins; Smith, Van Poortvliet; Genge, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Chessum, Ludlam, B Curry, Dombrandt.

Replacements: Walker, M Vunipola, Cole, Isiekwe, Earl, Youngs, Lawrence, Watson.

the tribester

2,045 posts

73 months

Thursday 2nd February
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Round 1 selection so far








MYOB

4,518 posts

125 months

Thursday 2nd February
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Wales will have the roof closed this weekend. Ridiculous!

Boom78

680 posts

35 months

Thursday 2nd February
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MYOB said:
Wales will have the roof closed this weekend. Ridiculous!
I’m not sure if it’s just a myth or not but I thought the opposing team chose roof on or off?

Regardless, it’s not forecast to rain so keep it open otherwise it just ends up full of smoke from the pyro display. Cynic in me thinks the WRU like the ‘night time’ effect as it encourages drinking/spending and increased revenue nuts

Smollet

8,878 posts

177 months

Thursday 2nd February
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MYOB said:
Wales will have the roof closed this weekend. Ridiculous!
It’s to stop the lyrics of Delilah escaping

Kermit power

26,790 posts

200 months

Thursday 2nd February
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Boom78 said:
MYOB said:
Wales will have the roof closed this weekend. Ridiculous!
I’m not sure if it’s just a myth or not but I thought the opposing team chose roof on or off?

Regardless, it’s not forecast to rain so keep it open otherwise it just ends up full of smoke from the pyro display. Cynic in me thinks the WRU like the ‘night time’ effect as it encourages drinking/spending and increased revenue nuts
Essentially the oppo do have the choice, as both teams need to agree for it to be closed, but as Wales always want it closed, the oppo get to decide.

phil_cardiff

6,363 posts

195 months

Thursday 2nd February
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Kermit power said:
Boom78 said:
MYOB said:
Wales will have the roof closed this weekend. Ridiculous!
I’m not sure if it’s just a myth or not but I thought the opposing team chose roof on or off?

Regardless, it’s not forecast to rain so keep it open otherwise it just ends up full of smoke from the pyro display. Cynic in me thinks the WRU like the ‘night time’ effect as it encourages drinking/spending and increased revenue nuts
Essentially the oppo do have the choice, as both teams need to agree for it to be closed, but as Wales always want it closed, the oppo get to decide.
As it's a dry day forecast it makes sense for us to close the roof - the ball gets slippery in the humidity. If it was a rainy day I'd expect us to keep the roof open.

We do not want optimum conditions for ball handling against Ireland.

Alickadoo

282 posts

10 months

Thursday 2nd February
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MYOB said:
Wales will have the roof closed this weekend. Ridiculous!
Only because the Irish must have agreed to it.

phil_cardiff

6,363 posts

195 months

Thursday 2nd February
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Alickadoo said:
MYOB said:
Wales will have the roof closed this weekend. Ridiculous!
Only because the Irish must have agreed to it.
Yep, both teams have to agree to close it. If we want it open we can do that unilaterally.

MYOB

4,518 posts

125 months

Thursday 2nd February
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Kermit power said:
Boom78 said:
MYOB said:
Wales will have the roof closed this weekend. Ridiculous!
I’m not sure if it’s just a myth or not but I thought the opposing team chose roof on or off?

Regardless, it’s not forecast to rain so keep it open otherwise it just ends up full of smoke from the pyro display. Cynic in me thinks the WRU like the ‘night time’ effect as it encourages drinking/spending and increased revenue nuts
Essentially the oppo do have the choice, as both teams need to agree for it to be closed, but as Wales always want it closed, the oppo get to decide.
Correct and Ireland agreed to have the roof shut.

DodgyGeezer

Original Poster:

35,134 posts

177 months

Thursday 2nd February
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Just waiting for the French to announce their team...

Rockettvr

1,614 posts

130 months

Friday 3rd February
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MadCaptainJack said:
So… Predictions?

Or, to put it another way: Ireland or France? hehe
The big dogs : Ireland and France
Not a lot between them and could go either way but Ireland have home advantage-
1st Ireland
2nd France
The also rans : England Scotland Wales
England start with probably the 2 weakest teams and with home advantage
Wales will be better under Gatland but he won’t have enough time to make big performance gains
Scotland will offer pretty much what they did last year
3rd England
4th Wales
5th Scotland
The whipping boys
6th Italy
So pretty much the same as last year
Italy went well in the autumn and may claim the scalp of one of the also rans ( probably Scotland) so there may be a reversal in the bottom 2
Hoping for the best for England but really have no idea if there will be much of an improvement in such a short time - although I felt that Eddie had taken them as far as he could and they’d stagnated since the last World Cup so a change was needed
Just hoping to see some decent rugby from them rather than the lacklustre performances of late


Boom78

680 posts

35 months

Friday 3rd February
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I’ve gone for the brave option at the bookies: wales to win tournament (13-1)

Whilst Ireland and France are the standout teams we have some excellent players and our regions in recent weeks have had some very good results against the big European teams, maybe a little form and fitness at the exact right time? However, the trump card for me is the Gatland factor, he will get a very big reaction from them.

I’ve always seen wales as greater than their sum of parts and a win over Ireland in the first round will be a massive springboard for the rest of the games. Just remember, in recent history we’ve been continually overlooked but 6 x 6N winners including 3 x grand slams says something else.

Ever the optimist smile

Edited by Boom78 on Friday 3rd February 07:43

Jasey_

4,317 posts

165 months

Friday 3rd February
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Boom78 said:
I’ve gone for the brave option at the bookies: wales to win tournament (13-1)

Whilst Ireland and France are the standout teams we have some excellent players and our regions in recent weeks have had some very good results against the big European teams, maybe a little form and fitness at the exact right time? However, the trump card for me is the Gatland factor, he will get a very big reaction from them.

I’ve always seen wales as greater than their sum of parts and a win over Ireland in the first round will be a massive springboard for the rest of the games. Just remember, in recent history we’ve been continually overlooked but 6 x 6N winners including 3 x grand slams says something else.

Ever the optimist smile
there's optimistic and then there's more recent history wink



What is surprising is only getting 13-1 biggrin