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6 Nation Rugby Tourney Saturday, Wales, France win

by The3rdColumn Sat Feb 9th, 2008 at 01:20:16 PM EST

6-Nation Rugby Tournament Saturday: Wales and France win!

Result: Wales 30 -15 Scotland Wales clearly outplayed Scotland with Shane Williams leading the Welsh pack. Bravo Wales!

Result: France 26 -21 Ireland France, was hot and cold, outclassing and outgunning the Irish team during the first 50 minutes of the game but Ireland rallied during the second half; at the end of the day, Ireland buckled under. Bravo for Vincent Clerc and bravo France!

Tomorrow, England tackles Italy in Rome.

Tournament schedule:

Rugby, VI Nations, 3ème Journée (3rd part)

16h00 Pays de Galles 23/02 Italie (Wales v Italy)

18h00 Irlande 23/02 Ecosse (Ireland v Scotland)

21h00 France 23/02 Angleterre (France v England)

Rugby, VI Nations, 4ème Journée (4th part)

14h15 Irlande 08/03 Pays de Galles (Ireland v Wales)

16h15 Ecosse 08/03 Angleterre (Scotland v England)

16h00 France 09/03 Italie (France v Italy)

Rugby, VI Nations, 5ème Journée (5th part)

15h00 Italie 15/03 Ecosse (Italy v Scotland)

Bravo Wales!!!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Feb 10th, 2008 at 01:37:03 PM EST
England baredly made it against Italy this afternoon; match was not that exciting -- England was a total disappointment; frankly thought Italy would trounce them by a hairline. Final score: Highlights: 23 - 19.
by The3rdColumn on Sun Feb 10th, 2008 at 01:53:29 PM EST
The press is now of course predicting a March "final" between Wales and France in Cardiff.

I hope it'll be an evenly-fought, exciting game with lots of fast, attacking play. Won, in the end, by the best side, of course.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Feb 11th, 2008 at 03:23:34 AM EST
I hope so... :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Mon Feb 11th, 2008 at 03:40:21 AM EST
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I hope so too!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Mon Feb 11th, 2008 at 05:29:24 AM EST
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Why are you being so defeatist ?

(me ducks)

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by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Feb 11th, 2008 at 05:52:15 AM EST
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The Welsh win against England was one of the most unlikely comebacks of recent years and underlines the great unpredictability of the 6 nations.  Ireland, having been sucker punched 4 times in the first 50 minutes could have, and perhaps even should have won it in the end.  Go figure.  When was the last time you saw an Irish scrum crush the French scrum and force them to concede a penalty try?  You could have got odds of 1000 to 1 on that beforehand.  Except for Hook and Shane and Martyn Williams, Wales look very ordinary, but at least they try to play an exciting brand of Rugby.  Hats off to the French back three of Clerc, Heymans and Rougerie: They were a class apart.

"It's a mystery to me - the game commences, For the usual fee - plus expenses, Confidential information - it's in my diary..."
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Feb 11th, 2008 at 05:25:47 PM EST

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