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RBS Six Nations 2012 Official Thread

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    Current Champions: Wales

    So the time has come again for the Scots, French, English, Irish, Welsh and the Italians to meet once more upon the field. Whose year will it be?
    Been looking forward to this since the end of the World Cup, especially after England's pretty dismal showing! Will make a nice break from watching the Premier League as well


    Results

    Week One
    France v Italy/ Saturday 4th February 2012/ 14:30/ Stade de France, Paris/ Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)/ 30 - 12
    Scotland v England/ Saturday 4th February 2012/ 17:00/ Murrayfield, Edinburgh/ Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)/ 6 - 13
    Ireland v Wales/ Sunday 5th February 2012/ 15:00/ Aviva Stadium, Dublin/ Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)/ 21 - 23

    Week Two
    Italy v England/ Saturday 11th February 2012/ 16:00/ Stadio Olimpico, Rome/ Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)/ 15 - 19
    France v Ireland/ Saturday 11th February 2012/ 20:00/ Stade de France, Paris/ Referee: Dave Pearson (England)/ Replay - Sunday 4th March 2012
    Wales v Scotland/ Sunday 12th February 2012/ 15:00/ Millenium Stadium, Cardiff/ Referee: Romain Poite (France)/ 27 - 13

    Week Three
    Ireland v Italy/ Saturday 25th February 2012/ 13:30/ Aviva Stadium, Dublin/ Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)/ 42 - 10
    England v Wales/ Saturday 25th February 2012/ 16:00/ Twickenham Stadium, London/ Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)/ 12 - 19
    Scotland v France/ Sunday 26th February 2012/ 15:00/ Murrayfield Stadium, Edingburgh/ Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)/ 17 - 23

    Rescheduled Match
    France v Ireland/ Sunday 4th March 2012/ 15:00/ Stade de France, Paris/ Referee: Dave Pearson (England)/ 17 - 17

    Week Four
    Wales v Italy/ Saturday 10th March 2012/ 14:30/ Millenium Stadium, Cardiff/ Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)/ 24 - 3
    Ireland v Scotland/ Saturday 10th March 2012/ 17:00/ Aviva Stadium, Dublin/ Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)/ 32 - 14
    France v England/ Sunday 11th March 2012/ 15:00/ Stade de France, Paris/ Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)/ 22 - 24

    Upcoming Fixtures

    Week Five
    Italy v Scotland/ Saturday 17th March 2012/ Stadio Olimpico, Rome/ Referee: Alain Rolland (bastard) (Ireland)/ 13 - 6
    Wales v France/ Saturday 17th March 2012/ Millenium Stadium, Cardiff/ Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)/ 16 - 9
    England v Ireland/ Saturday 17th March 2012/ Twickenham Stadium, London/ Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)/ 30 - 9
    No Friday night fixtures this year

    All matches will be shown live on BBC One/BBC One HD with the exceptions of France v Ireland (11 February) and Scotland v France (26 February), which will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC HD.

    So guys, predictions for the first round of matches please!


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    Come on ireland!
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    (Original post by Planar)
    Come on ireland!
    This is the exact thing I was going to post, aside from it being much bigger, capitalised and green:

    COME ON IRELAND!
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    i hope it's more impressive than last year... i obviously wanted england to win but it just felt like a bit of a rubbish victory for some reaon...
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    C'mon England!
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    (Original post by Bellissima)
    i hope it's more impressive than last year... i obviously wanted england to win but it just felt like a bit of a rubbish victory for some reaon...
    It was the performance in Dublin that put a downer on it for me
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    All bets on Italy to come storming through with a grand slam.
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    Ireland to clean up.
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    (Original post by Skarm)
    All bets on Italy to come storming through with a grand slam.



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    (Original post by ForensicShoe)
    It was the performance in Dublin that put a downer on it for me
    mm i felt a few we won were either lucky or the other team we were playing weren't playing their best either
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    (Original post by Bellissima)
    mm i felt a few we won were either lucky or the other team we were playing weren't playing their best either
    Mhmm!

    Ah well, new team, new start!

    Really excited (and slightly nervous) about how this new-look England team will turn out. It could either be a massive success, or a massive disaster
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    Scotland to beat England by OVER 9000!!!!!!!!
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    Want England to win again I feel the new faces of England look a lot more hopeful than last years squad.
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    (Original post by Barden)
    Scotland to beat England by OVER 9000!!!!!!!!
    :sexface: We'll see about that. Richie Gray v Mouritz Botha will be an epic battle

    (Original post by Casshern1456)
    Want England to win again I feel the new faces of England look a lot more hopeful than last years squad.
    :party:

    Spent £40 on the new England jersey so they better do good
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    1. France
    2. Ireland
    3. Wales
    4. England
    5. Scotland
    6. Italy
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    (Original post by gozatron)
    1. France
    2. Ireland
    3. Wales
    4. England
    5. Scotland
    6. Italy
    Lol, rubbish.

    1. Wales
    2. France
    3. England
    4. Ireland
    5. Scotland
    6. Italy

    Wales to do the Grand Slam, most likely, but if not, certainly win the entire thing.
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    COME ON IRELAND!! Gonna be tough to watch a 6N without O'Driscoll :emo:

    Can't call it. My opinion changes every day. I'll probably go for:

    1. France
    2. Ireland
    3. England
    4. Wales
    5. Italy
    6. Scotland

    But it's tough to call - England may be brilliant, or they may utterly suck. Ditto France. Ireland and Wales are rocked by injuries, and could be brilliant on their day. Italy proved last year they can beat the best and Scotland are consistently red herrings for a number of teams.

    Can't wait :teeth:
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    Reppin' the England jersey :sexface:

    Can't wait till Saturday now!
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    (Original post by pinkpenguin)
    COME ON IRELAND!! Gonna be tough to watch a 6N without O'Driscoll :emo:

    Can't call it. My opinion changes every day. I'll probably go for:

    1. France
    2. Ireland
    3. England
    4. Wales
    5. Italy
    6. Scotland

    But it's tough to call - England may be brilliant, or they may utterly suck. Ditto France. Ireland and Wales are rocked by injuries, and could be brilliant on their day. Italy proved last year they can beat the best and Scotland are consistently red herrings for a number of teams.

    Can't wait :teeth:
    No! Why won't BOD be there?
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    (Original post by Planar)
    No! Why won't BOD be there?
    Injured.

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