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Ireland vs. Scotland (4.45pm)

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Deodato

Oval balls time, once again. 

 

This is high variance territory for Scotland, with the "Finn fall out" casting a cloud over our team and management. 

 

On the positive side, a new Ireland team will need time to settle in. That can only help. Hastings will be less erratic than his predecessor too - and there have been calls for a more 'boring' (read: tighter) game from Scotland. I see a low scoring 'risk averse' game without much margin between the two. 

 

Many of the additions to the Scotland squad are interesting - these players won't give two hoots about Finn and will focus on securing their place. Huw Jones ...with that man on the pitch, you never know What's JKB saying to this one?

 

Deodato 

 

 

 

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hughesie27

Ireland by 12

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ri Alban

Who's Scotland?

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Mikey1874

People in the camp are saying it's a completely new and different team.

 

It is 10 changes from both the Ireland and Japan World Cup games. 

 

Not playing one of the best players in the world is an interesting approach. 

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Taffin

Endless turnovers and penalties given away. No plan B and another dismal Townsend shambles.

 

 

Edit: I'd love nothing more than to have those words rammed back down my throat this evening!

Edited by Taffin

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Captain Sausage

Ireland to win by 10+. 
 

Hastings will be different to Russell, in that he is not an international quality fly half. 
 

Townsend’s send off will likely be a wooden spoon. 

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Cruyff

Scotland will get smashed and will finish in 6th place. Townsend is a bellend. 

 

Hastings only gets a game because of his dad. Not fit to lace Russell's boots. 

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Roxy Hearts

Italy making Wales look good. 

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Cruyff
10 minutes ago, Roxy Hearts said:

Italy making Wales look good. 

Italy have given away daft penalties and have been clinically punished. Wales motors just moving through the gears now. They look good because they are. Italy can barely lay a glove on them. They'll probably do the same to us. 

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Roxy Hearts
4 minutes ago, Cruyff said:

Italy have given away daft penalties and have been clinically punished. Wales motors just moving through the gears now. They look good because they are. Italy can barely lay a glove on them. They'll probably do the same to us. 

Agreed they've given a away too many penalties and Scotland won't be much of a measure although I hope I'm wrong. Wales have been brutal to watch for years but found a way to win. Not a big fan of Biggar, North or Halfpenny, like rugby robots. 

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Dusk_Till_Dawn

Please bomb Italy out of the tournament. They are a waste of time 

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Tazio
42 minutes ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:

Please bomb Italy out of the tournament. They are a waste of time 

The problem is if they go then we become the waste of time.

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Taffin

Decent start but as usual carelessness costing us.

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Malinga the Swinga

Early days but Hastings and Price are as weak a number 9 & 10 as you will find in World rugby. Might help if the referee penalised Ireland for lying on the ball instead of being suckered by their screaming and winging.

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AlphonseCapone

I don't follow rugby but will stick on 6 nations games. Maybe it's my ignorance but Scotland are frustratingly pish. Get in good positions and then show utterly astonishing levels of incompetence. How can you not keep a hold of the ball, thought they are professionals? Like football players misplacing 5 yard passes. 

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Roxy Hearts

We should be winning. Silly mistakes in their 22.

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All roads lead to Gorgie

It really annoys me how long an advantage lasts in the modern game! 

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Cruyff
1 hour ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:

Please bomb Italy out of the tournament. They are a waste of time 

Wales are probably the best side in the world. 

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All roads lead to Gorgie
2 hours ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:

Please bomb Italy out of the tournament. They are a waste of time 

Scotland should be on a shoogly peg as well!

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Cruyff

Hoggy you fecking great oaf. :facepalm:

 

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Mikey1874

Idiot 

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All roads lead to Gorgie

Hogg that is unforgivable ☹️

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leginten

Jesus Christ.

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Victorian

Just when you think they can't get any more feckless.     Just give up.

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Malinga the Swinga

Horrendous from Hogg. Perhaps if he kept concentrating on game, he wouldn't be prone to mistakes that cost his side an easy try.

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All roads lead to Gorgie

Only Scotland could **** up a try scoring chance like that 😖

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Roxy Hearts

The Hibby, hibsed it! Ffs. We are by far the better team. Only us! 

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Malinga the Swinga

At least the forwards are fronting up. After so many bad defeats by Ireland recently, Scotland are at least giving as good as they are getting in the tackling and hits department.

 

Hastings, Price and Jones can't tackle and consistently miss their man

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All roads lead to Gorgie

The Ireland player just ran into the Scotland player, how is that a pen. This game is stupid!

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Nicholas Brody

🤣 yeah ok.

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Mikey1874

Scotland 

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Taffin

Devoid of any invention when trying to get across the line then failing on the basics. So frustrating

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All roads lead to Gorgie

What a chance missed. We just lack the grunt in the last bit to score!

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Barack

Same pish!

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All roads lead to Gorgie

Another indifferent season looms!

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Big Slim Stylee
3 minutes ago, Taffin said:

Devoid of any invention when trying to get across the line then failing on the basics. So frustrating

 

No imagination or guile. That was dreadful.

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Roxy Hearts

How did we lose that? Ffs! Ireland are pish. 

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Mikey1874

Townsend better not come out with loads of positives 

 

Threw away the win. 

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Mikey1874

A rare bonus point 

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Malinga the Swinga

Very disappointing end to good move. Need the scrum half and number 10 to be screaming at forwards telling them what to do but instead Horne and Hastings offer nothing.

 

Wtason and Ritchie have been fantastic, infact they were best players on tbe park, but the backs have let them down. Far too many players letting themselves down with captain Hogg being one of the main offenders. 

 

Stil, Townsend can spout same crap as always after we lose but he seems unable to do anything about it.

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All roads lead to Gorgie

How much are we paying that chief executive again ?

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benny

Shite.

Same old same old.

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Cruyff

We might beat Italy though. :happy:

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All roads lead to Gorgie

Hogg celebrating a try after he obviously dropped it was embarrassing! 

I remember him doing the same thing for Glasgow once as well.

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rudi must stay
8 minutes ago, All roads lead to Gorgie said:

Hogg celebrating a try after he obviously dropped it was embarrassing! 

I remember him doing the same thing for Glasgow once as well.

 

If he only he could catch

 

You'd think that would be useful for Rugby

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Victorian

Scotland are a exciting team with flaws of naivety and an ability to shoot themselves in the foot on a regular basis.      Cut out half the horrendous mistakes and they could win 2 or 3.     I wont be putting any bets on though.

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manaliveits105

Never changes 

give away penalties

let ball be turned over when threatening

drop passes

kick at wrong time

change coaches and players - same result 

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merrymac
22 minutes ago, manaliveits105 said:

Never changes 

give away penalties

let ball be turned over when threatening

drop passes

kick at wrong time

change coaches and players - same result 

Two penalties  for blocking the chaser cost 6 points, will they never learn.

Despite Ritchie and Watson playing well only one turnover, Ireland had maybe 5/6, thats the difference in the modern game between winning and losing.

Hogg -:facepalm:

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The Brow

Supporting Scotland at Rugby must be what it feels like to support Spurs. 

 

So close, but ultimately no killer instinct and always concocting fantastic ways to throw it away. 

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Mikey1874

The one big positive yesterday was the Hogg 'try'. The forwards battled and drove well then the backs created the opportunity.

 

Was very disappointing they then didn't have the composure to repeat that in the 2 drives afterwards. 

 

Townsend focussing on the positives but they need to deliver next week. 

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