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Yeah I'm a bit surprised by the negativity around Farrell.

The England game was really poor, but there's a bit of recency bias there too.

We looked really good against Wales and were mixed but got over Scotland. So one poor game, one mediocre and one good.

It's a small sample size.

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SoupyNorman wrote:May have been back in the earlier days just after amateurism; but when the foot and mouth disease led to two Ireland games being moved in a similar fashion; I recall them both being taken quite seriously with a lot of interest. Scotland halting Ireland's chance of a Grand Slam decider with England before Ireland added themselves to the group of preventing England from winning the Slam in their last game.
It was three games. Hopefully they won't mess with the order of the matches like they did in 2001.
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Yes indeed. Just going by memory. Wales game in between didn't quite stand out as much, probably as it didn't affect the Championhip/Grand Slam as much as the other two.

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SoupyNorman wrote:Yes indeed. Just going by memory. Wales game in between didn't quite stand out as much, probably as it didn't affect the Championhip/Grand Slam as much as the other two.

Hammered us at home, the game that saw the end of henry's reign as welsh coach. In the grand scheme of things the best thing that ever happened to him!

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3 weeks for Haouas.
Seems a bit light, no?
Also, 4 consecutive vowels? Impressive.
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Wales

Halfpenny; North, Tompkins, Parkes, L Williams; Biggar, Webb; W Jones, Owens, John, Hill, AW Jones (capt), J Navidi, Moriarty, J Tipuric.

Replacements: R Elias, R Carre, Brown, Rowlands, Faletau, G Davies, J Evans, J McNicholl


WGJ comes into the front row , hill into the second row Webb gets a start and parkes is still not dropped

I wonder what sort of crowd they will get , tickets are being offered all over the place.

Not even sure if the game should be going ahead, let alone with 70,000 people in there!
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Mental that this is still going ahead!

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wixfjord wrote:Mental that this is still going ahead!
the wru are money mad, I'm amazed the govt haven't stepped in and stopped it tbh

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wixfjord wrote:Mental that this is still going ahead!
They squeezed 3,000 people from Madrid into Anfield last night!.... At the moment it's either hysteria or irresponsible behaviour, there seems to be no middle ground.
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I dont think any authority can reasonably tell the WRU not to host this match when Cheltenham is going ahead as normal

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Twist wrote:I dont think any authority can reasonably tell the WRU not to host this match when Cheltenham is going ahead as normal
Cheltenham going ahead was even more mental.
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10 weeks for Marler (12 - 3 (good character and remorse) + 1 (recent disciplinary record))
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4 weeks for Tuilagi


No ban for Lawes
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Most redundant bans ever! Im glad Marler’s offence was taken seriously, but his jokey tweet should’ve counted against him

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Twist wrote:Most redundant bans ever! Im glad Marler’s offence was taken seriously, but his jokey tweet should’ve counted against him
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And Harlequins say they're disappointed with the length of the ban, especially considering the other bans handed out this week.

Absolute nonsense and I'd argue that a club still tarnished by bloodgate should be a bit smarter about picking its battles.

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wixfjord wrote:
Twist wrote:I dont think any authority can reasonably tell the WRU not to host this match when Cheltenham is going ahead as normal
Cheltenham going ahead was even more mental.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
Agreed, it was a terrible idea. Worse than a one-off match by orders of magnitude

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All the WRU care about is money.

Play the game now, bank the cash, then when the 6N games are on in the autumn, Wales can fit in another international, more cash.

Or am I being too harsh on the motives of the notoriously avaricious WRU?
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I was being too harsh perhaps, the game is now off.
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What eejits thought they could confirm this was on as early as this morning?

The Super Rugby thread is about to get busier...welcome everyone!

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