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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks
Posted by: Andrew Cumming
Date/Time: 27/02/15 08:53:00

Scotland V Italy games are always hard to predict. The Italians are a real confidence team and they have beaten Scotland numerous times in the past and will always believe they can win. The Italians have looked pretty good in patches this year, especially in the centres where they ripped England apart a couple of times in round 2. That said, the Scottish back line just about had the edge on both the Welsh and the French in attack and their defence has been very good so far. The loss of Russell and Richie Gray will be a setback but they should still get the win fairly comfortably with an all Glasgow back line, especially if Beattie can find some form against Parisse. Favaro will have a real point to prove to his Glasgow soon-to-be team mates mind you. Scrum could be an issue as Swinson replacing Gray means that the second row is a bit small by international standards so the engine room might not give much go forward. I reckon it will be the usual pattern of Italy doing well for the first half and then being gradually picked apart in the second. Scotland by 10+

France V Wales will be interesting. Wales have finally dropped Cuthbert and started Liam Williams instead, with North. Williams is comfortably Walesí most exciting attacker so this is one in their favour. Might have a sneaky first try scorer bet on him. The big lump Bastareaud has been dropped for another big lump who seems like Bastareaud, but not as good. However, Parra starting at 9 should give France a little more speed allowing Lopez more time to set Fofana free. In Cardiff Iíd have gone for Wales but in Paris I have France by 1-5.

Ireland V England is another head scratched. Ireland have been solid but disappointing so far. I really rate Henshaw but their conservative game plan hasnít given him the chance to shine. Heíll have a tough day with a confident pairing of Burrell and Joseph running at him. Ireland will definitely have to find another gear that has been missing in their previous games. Iíve heard that Schmidt is sticking with McGath rather than bringing back Healy. Thatís a big vote of confidence but Iím not sure itís the right move as, on his day, Healy is the best loosehead in the northern hemisphere. Another tough game to call but Iím going for England by 1-5.

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6 Nations begins....06/02/15 08:08:00 R Rees Williams
   Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 08:14:00 Loraine Pemberton
      Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 08:50:00 Gerry Tan
      Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 08:54:00 Michael Moran
   Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 09:33:00 bobby osborne
      Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 09:47:00 Nigel Brooks
         Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 10:09:00 Michael Moran
            Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 10:30:00 Andrew Cumming
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 12:46:00 R Rees Williams
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 13:05:00 Andrew Cumming
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 13:19:00 Richard Greenhough
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 14:20:00 Andrew Cumming
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 15:26:00 R Rees Williams
      Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 12:51:00 Richard Greenhough
         Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 15:14:00 Nigel Brooks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 15:32:00 Andrew Cumming
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 16:29:00 Nigel Brooks
               the weekend....08/02/15 11:12:00 R Rees Williams
                  Re:the weekend....08/02/15 13:29:00 Keith Iddon
                  Re:the weekend....08/02/15 13:45:00 Michael Robinson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 15:34:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 15:44:00 Pete Mayes
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 16:22:00 Nigel Brooks
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....06/02/15 16:58:00 Michael Robinson
                     16-2106/02/15 22:07:00 Keith Iddon
                        Re:16-2106/02/15 22:10:00 bobby osborne
                           Re:Re:16-2106/02/15 22:19:00 Julian Pavey
                              Re:Re:Re:16-2107/02/15 07:06:00 Michael Moran
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:16-2107/02/15 09:27:00 Andrew Cumming
   Re:6 Nations begins....07/02/15 09:54:00 R Rees Williams
      Re:Re:6 Nations begins....07/02/15 10:26:00 Richard Greenhough
         Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....07/02/15 10:29:00 Ken Munn
            Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....07/02/15 11:09:00 Nigel Brooks
         Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....07/02/15 11:05:00 Keith Iddon
            An old fart speaks07/02/15 12:47:00 Ken Munn
               Re:An old fart speaks11/02/15 00:38:00 David Giles
                  Re:Re:An old fart speaks26/02/15 13:57:00 Nick Mason
                     Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks26/02/15 14:52:00 Michael Moran
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks26/02/15 15:07:00 Nick Mason
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks26/02/15 15:59:00 R Rees Williams
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks26/02/15 16:08:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks26/02/15 16:07:00 Denis Fox
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks27/02/15 08:53:00 Andrew Cumming
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                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks01/03/15 17:20:00 Michael Moran
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks01/03/15 17:36:00 Paul Corcoran
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks01/03/15 21:00:00 R Rees Williams
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks01/03/15 21:09:00 Richard Greenhough
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks01/03/15 18:11:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks02/03/15 12:28:00 Andrew Cumming
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks02/03/15 14:21:00 R Rees Williams
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks02/03/15 15:31:00 Andrew Cumming
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks10/03/15 15:22:00 Steve Osborne
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks10/03/15 15:47:00 R Rees Williams
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:An old fart speaks11/03/15 09:33:00 Andrew Cumming
      Re:Re:6 Nations begins....20/03/15 07:33:00 R Rees Williams
         Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins.... Eng to beat France! 20/03/15 09:13:00 Loraine Pemberton
            Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins.... Eng to beat France! 20/03/15 09:52:00 Andrew Cumming
   Re:6 Nations begins....20/03/15 16:14:00 Denis Fox
      Re:Re:6 Nations begins....20/03/15 16:19:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
      Re:Re:6 Nations begins....20/03/15 16:24:00 David Roberts
         Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....21/03/15 16:31:00 R Rees Williams
            Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations ends....21/03/15 19:03:00 Richard Greenhough
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations ends....21/03/15 19:11:00 Julian Pavey
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations ends....21/03/15 20:22:00 Denis Fox
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations ends....21/03/15 22:44:00 Nigel Brooks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....23/03/15 17:00:00 Ken Munn
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....23/03/15 17:24:00 Nigel Brooks
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....23/03/15 17:57:00 Andrew Cumming
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....23/03/15 18:06:00 Nigel Brooks
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....23/03/15 20:16:00 Andrew Cumming
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....23/03/15 21:35:00 Nigel Brooks
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....23/03/15 22:59:00 Andrew Cumming
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....23/03/15 23:32:00 Michael Robinson
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....24/03/15 00:19:00 Chris Calvi-Freeman
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:6 Nations begins....24/03/15 01:06:00 Julian Pavey
                                       Re:Cricket24/03/15 09:59:00 Richard Greenhough
                                    Re Ireland24/03/15 09:33:00 Ken Munn
                                       Re:Re Ireland24/03/15 09:59:00 Nigel Brooks
                                          Re:Re:Re Ireland24/03/15 10:46:00 Michael Robinson

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