After the roaring success of last weeks accumulator I thought it only proper to undo that good work by offering a second. Admittedly there maybe many of you that feel my selection on the France Vs Ireland game is… hopeful. I’d agree, I’d also say its Friday afternoon why not be hopeful!. Here you go;
The biggest news being Earls returns to the starting line up with McFadden dropping to the bench. Hopefully this should lead to a bit more defensive cohesion in midfield, then again, its not like Keith Earls is world renowned for his defence. Could be a very long afternoon in Paris
15 – Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
14 – [...]
The French have named their side to face Ireland on the weekend. There are four changes in the forwards yet the backline, ominously, remains unchanged. Most notable of the changes being Harinordoquy who comes onto the flank to form what looks like a serious back row combination.
This and the backline that really started to show [...]
As if reliving centuries old rivalries wasn’t fun enough, you can of course make the victories that little bit sweeter and defeat a little easier to bear, with taking a few quid off the bookies
Paddy Power are offering a fairly ‘generous’ 2/1 on the three favourites France, England and Scotland to get the result.
If you [...]
Just a quickie, here it is:
15 Leigh HALFPENNY, 14 Alex CUTHBERT, 13 Jonathan DAVIES,12 Jamie ROBERTS, 11 George NORTH, 10 Rhys PRIESTLAND, 9 Mike PHILLIPS
1 Rhys GILL, 2 Huw BENNETT, 3 Adam JONES, 4 Bradley DAVIES, 5 Ian EVANS, 6 Ryan JONES, 7 Sam WARBURTON ©, 8 Toby FALETAU
Reps: OWENS, JAMES, POWELL, TIPURIC, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS
So the brave new world of English rugby announces itself to the world with a bit of a damp squib. Charlie Hodgson at Fly-Half I’ve just seen described by Matt Dawson as “One of the best fly-halves England have had”. Which must count as some major disservice to all others who have donned the jersey.
Declan Kidney has announced his side to face Wales on Sunday with few surprises. Keith Earls attempts the impossible, replacing O’Driscoll at 13 and Andrew Trimble makes it onto the left wing. Conor Murray faces a horrible 6 Nations debut up against his doppelganger Mike Phillips. Peter O’Mahony is likely to get a debut from [...]
Its back. So is this blog. And Robinson has named his squad, 5 changes to the side that met England in the World Cup, thanks to a few injuries and the fact that Chris Patterson has finally retired. Come on Scotland!!
Team as follows;
15-Rory Lamont, 14-Lee Jones, 13-Nick De Luca, 12-Sean Lamont, 11-Max Evans, 10-Dan [...]
I’ve just managed to open my eyes following Irelands defeat last weekend and what do I see? I see two beefy semi-finals heading right this way. Yes Ireland lost. Yes the early mornings have ruined me. It’s been great though hasn’t it? England getting knocked out (had to say it) and some great rugby all [...]
Well if last weekend was a big weekend for both Wales and Ireland this weekend dwarves it in comparison. These two sides have produced some incredibly close Six Nation encounters and I can’t imagine there are too many of us who are expecting anything different. Ireland may have got all of the coverage for their [...]