2k18 SIX NATIONS thread


#1

England’s to lose on current form and quality.

Scotland to immediately dampen their inflated confidence by stumbling in Cardiff tomorrow.

Ireland to be Irish, Italy to steal the spoon once again.

Post your valued opinions on spectator sports, class, nationalism and Brexit below!


#2

Irish players are cunts, hope they lose every fucking match.


#3

I am looking forward to this.

That is all.


#4

Wales players are cunts, hope they win every match 150-nil


#5

I refer to this.


#6

Fine for the Welsh and possibly Irish, very Tory for anyone else to care about


#7

Don’t mind the ol’ Six Nations but find club level posh eggchasing a proper chore. Have tended to have a preference for Wales over the years because they’ve been a GBoL, and the evening games at the Millenium can be fucking immense, but they seem a few years past their peak now.

Probably said it before, but the good thing about not being very patriotic is you can bandwaggon it when England win and mercilessly mock them when they lose badly, and it has historically been hilarious when England balls things up, particularly Robshaw who’s always struck me as a particularly gummy posh Phil Jones.

Couldn’t name many of the squad nowadays. See England play both Wales and Ireland at home, which is surely an advantage? Historically they’ve been the two most hostile away games, no?


#8

No high expectations about how Wales will do. Significant numbers of injuries for a start (although that’s not exclusive to Wales of course). The only thing which might go in their favour is that 11 of the starting 15 against Scotland play for Scarlets, who are playing arguably the most exciting club rugby in Europe at the moment. If they can carry that over into the national side, then they might do a bit better than people expect. England and Ireland are still rightly the favourites to win the tournament, though.


#9

Think we’ll lose away to England and Ireland, come 3rd or 4th


#10

Some pretty odd selection decisions for England this time out. Actually quite worried about the game against Scotland, who’ve played some excellent rugby recently, as have their two regions.
Forced to pick a finishing table i’d probably say:
Ireland
England
Scotland
France
Wales
Italy
But with the number of injuries everyone is starting with it’s going to largely come down to who copes the best with those, as well as the disruption of the inevitable knocks picked up on the way.
Traditionally the 5 / 6ns after a Lions tour has always been a big chance for the French, but they’ve been so poor for so long it’s hard to back them.


#11

Scotland will win the 6 nations this year.


#12

Don’t be silly lopes. They’ll perform well, but they won’t win.


#13

England Ireland decider on the final round.


#14

Yeah, I think this is about right, albeit I think Scotland might win today.


#15

i only care about two games: wales and france, i do love those games tho

losing to scotland or italy is hilarious so doesn’t bother me

ireland and my second team so if they beat the english i’m not unhappy


#16

Shut it rich you sassenach swine :wink:


#17

But yeah you’re probably right :grinning:


#18

Be very interesting to see how they come out. Think if they get some momentum they’ve got a chance but don’t have it in me to genuinely expect a scotsman to win in Cardiff.


#19

only good thing about rugby is the hilarious welsh poet guy who does the introductions to BBC coverage with his really deep voice.


#20

and the goblin guy.