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    (Original post by O133)
    PRSOM

    How come you hate the Welsh so much?
    Found one.

    • The country's a dump
    • The accent is irritating
    • The place names are ridiculous
    • The people smell of sheep's piss
    • My idiot head teacher's Welsh

    Need I go on?

    Flipping the coin now. Heads = England, Tails = Ireland.





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    The coin fell into the bottom of the bin.

    I feel this is a sign. Seems like I'm going to be neutral. I'll be happy whoever wins.

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    Seems like I'm going to be neutral.

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    If I don't support one team or another, I'll often support either the underdogs or the attacking side. More usually the attacking side (my sister would support the underdogs every time).

    Although I would support England over the other team each time.
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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    Crisis: Don't know whether to support Ireland or England.

    Live in England, and was born here, but all my family are Irish and my last name is O'Brien ffs.

    Crisis here.

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    Once the game is playing you will know who you support. Where you were born, family and name isn't important, you will just want one team to win over the other.

    If it helps, I was born in Ireland and all my family are Irish but I support England.
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    Really unlucky for Scotland there, but the penalty try was the right call. From the team that almost beat the All Blacks in November, they are now rock bottom of the Six Nations
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    The Italian team and fans celebrating that win is the best thing I've witnessed in a while.
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    Think Scotland have a big enough cutlery drawer for all those wooden spoons they have accumulated by now?


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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    The coin fell into the bottom of the bin.

    I feel this is a sign. Seems like I'm going to be neutral. I'll be happy whoever wins.

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    I was born in England and now live in N.Ireland, my family is Irish but our surname is Scottish.

    (I support Ireland, btw.)

    I'd stay neutral for tomorrow's match, especially since the Irish ladies won against the England ladies, and after last year over how Ireland won the 6 Nations, it's gonna be a tough match.
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    (Original post by CescaD96)
    The Italian team and fans celebrating that win is the best thing I've witnessed in a while.
    Back when they beat France in 2011 will take some beating to be honest.

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    Back when they beat France in 2011 will take some beating to be honest.

    Very true. That was brilliant.
    Unfortunate to Scotland, but I'm still kinda happy for Italy. It's not them getting the wooden spoon this year.
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    Regret giving up rugby now. I could have easily got into this useless scotland team
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    Here we go.

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    England look shell shocked

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    Still very much neutral.

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    Pretty sure rugby shorts are getting tighter each year.
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    Ideal Irish fully deserved that. Roll on the next contestant

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    Confession : After about 30 mins I wanted Ireland to win.

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    Really poor from some members of the England team - Nowell, Twelvetrees, Attwood, I'm looking at you guys...
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    Watched Ireland England today and Ireland France last week.

    The rules of rugby need to be changed. The game has become dangerous. No concussion bin or return to play protocols will solve the problem. You can't allow players to tackle with the head leading (Bastearaud on Sexton) or carry leading with the head (Dan Cole on Cian Healy today) or elbow or shoulder (Sean O Brien- all the time).

    It's not OK for rugby to carry on as is and dump the concussion issue at the feet of Doctors and Physios and say- "here, you deal with it". International rugby must be averaging nearly more than one concussion a match now and that is not an acceptable state of affairs.
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    Watched Ireland England today and Ireland France last week.

    The rules of rugby need to be changed. The game has become dangerous. No concussion bin or return to play protocols will solve the problem. You can't allow players to tackle with the head leading (Bastearaud on Sexton) or carry leading with the head (Dan Cole on Cian Healy today) or elbow or shoulder (Sean O Brien- all the time).

    It's not OK for rugby to carry on as is and dump the concussion issue at the feet of Doctors and Physios and say- "here, you deal with it". International rugby must be averaging nearly more than one concussion a match now and that is not an acceptable state of affairs.
    I think the graphs at the top of this article are quite telling. 10.5 reported concussions per 1,000 playing hours (equates to 750 full matches).

    I'm aware that there is a major problem with concussion, but with the coverage it's getting the situation should only improve. From what I've seen clubs are also getting in on the act - Saracens, for example, have started monitoring players during the game to check both big hits and small but repeated impacts. Of course it's not enough yet, and it would be nice to see a sport where concussions are far more limited, but it's progress. But of course if someone does get concussed it's only sensible to stop them playing that match.

    Of course we want to avoid repeats of the George North incident (in the Wales-England match) but players are usually assessed well and the incident was more of an exception than a rule.
 
 
 
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