Itoje try earns England win over France
13/03/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 2,501
A late Maro Itoje try gives England victory over in-form France in the Six Nations at Twickenham.
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13/03/2021 19:03:53 2 7
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Joy Neville TMO gifts England's Itoje a try he clearly did not ground at Twickenham. Gifted Hill a try that was clearly a double movement against Italy. Biased officiating to England once again.

Watch the media bury a controversial England non-try. In Ireland we know how bad an official Neville is.
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13/03/2021 19:01:59 3 7
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Neutral fan here... phew.... lm so glad that England managed to scrape a lucky win. The World Cup is doubtless back on the agenda, no need to change selections and tiaras back in the jewellery boxes.
Well done maximus mallins saved the day for the Tarquinius.
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13/03/2021 19:26:06 14 7
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Helps when the referee isn’t incompetent and biased.
And you my friend are precisely everybody on the planet can’t stand the English. Arrogant, bitter, bullying, and spent. Removed
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13/03/2021 19:27:36 1 8
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Taxi for Jones, Farrell, Ford and the kick n shi@e Youngs ... please RFU do the right thing now for England to progress
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13/03/2021 19:28:30 5 5
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It's just frustrating that this season we can only play that well against quality teams and then we lose to the smaller ones.
Lol, muppet, England have the biggest player base in the world. As for quality let’s see what happens next week. Removed
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13/03/2021 19:36:14 1 1
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No, thats France, followed by.SA
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13/03/2021 19:37:03 1 1
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Broken record, give it a rest
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13/03/2021 19:20:02 10 7
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Thank God we didn't have to suffer the dirge that had been served up so far this tournament. At last a game where 14 v 15 or 16v15 didn't bore us or cause controversy. Let's hope for a fair contest between France and Wales, privac needs to see what his team can do in a fair contest!
What a pathetic sad loser you are. It’s everyone’s fault except your team.....really?.. Removed
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13/03/2021 18:54:39 5 34
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Ref favoured eng so much is unbelievable.
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There are so many comments on here that justify why the whole planet can’t stand the English. Boorish in the extreme, arrogant and poor losers. It seems you are the only ones who haven’t moved on from the days of the British empire, the rest of us have so get over it and try some humility. Removed
Well said. I posted something calm and neutral below and still the arrogant English mocked it. No wonder they are the most despised nation in the world . No more mr nice guy Removed
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13/03/2021 19:49:44 0 1
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you need to get out more. lockdown has clearly addled your brain.
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13/03/2021 19:52:38 0 1
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Usual clap trap from another bore
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13/03/2021 19:59:00 0 1
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Oh dear another one so upset with England winning rather than concentrating on their own teams success! Love it!
There are so many comments on here that justify why the whole planet can’t stand the English. Boorish in the extreme, arrogant and poor losers. It seems you are the only ones who haven’t moved on from the days of the British empire, the rest of us have so get over it and try some humility. Removed
Well said. I posted something calm and neutral below and still the arrogant English mocked it. No wonder they are the most despised nation in the world . No more mr nice guy Removed
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13/03/2021 19:29:37 10 11
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No way Origo.Check out the seventies in amateur days the game was far more exciting to watch & play. Players instinctively ran with ball in hand.The players are much larger and fitter now so the governing bodies have had to police the contact area to avoid litigation and it is spoiling the spectacle as a result.Good game today but that is not the norm in this day and age unfortunately.
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13/03/2021 19:12:37 9 4
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That's because it was a travesty and an inspector clouseau controlled poo show. Wales were gifted that match, everyone bar the one eyed Welsh know this.
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13/03/2021 20:02:27 4 1
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I know I should report this but will just leave it here so people can see the depths that some of you Welsh 'fans' will sink to.
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13/03/2021 20:02:55 1 1
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Really? That’s your contribution?

Off you trot fool.
I suppose Twickenham has retractable grass over the try-lines that raised when Itoje touched the ball down?

Did the TMO receive a brown envelope in the car-park from the "Fortnums chaps" when checking the try?

I suppose an England player tickled a French player in the lead up to the try that was missed?

I supposed Plaid... sorry, Nigel Owens, will say the try should has been disallowed?
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Jeez, yet another English bore who cannot get over that this is a game. Did your mum get serviced by a Welsh touring team and you can't forgive her for it Removed
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13/03/2021 20:42:22 0 1
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It was a try - ask that wonderful lady in charge of the decision!
I suppose Twickenham has retractable grass over the try-lines that raised when Itoje touched the ball down?

Did the TMO receive a brown envelope in the car-park from the "Fortnums chaps" when checking the try?

I suppose an England player tickled a French player in the lead up to the try that was missed?

I supposed Plaid... sorry, Nigel Owens, will say the try should has been disallowed?
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Jeez, yet another English bore who cannot get over that this is a game. Did your mum get serviced by a Welsh touring team and you can't forgive her for it Removed
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13/03/2021 18:50:11 39 24
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That's better England, loads of fight and you got the win.

Well done for beating the best team in the competition this year, Looking forward to France winning by 20 against Wales next week.

Really enjoyed the game whatever way it went.
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13/03/2021 20:38:03 9 4
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All the Welsh fanatics who think they are better than France are deluded.

Wales have played some nice rugby at times, have had the rub of the green and showed they are growing as a team but this French team is another level very impressed with them.

I think they will destroy Wales next week, i also think they will do that to most teams who visit Paris.
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13/03/2021 20:49:18 3 1
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case and point typical Welsh fantastic blinded by facts

I will remember you next week.
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Haha_England, Vwales and fellared for OBEs. The Morris Dancers will get stuffed be Ireland ???? next week . Wales ?????????????? will be grand slammers too. Watch this space.... Removed
13/03/2021 21:44:05 3 5
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Is there really any point in Wales turning up next week? After all the team we are facing have just lost to England. For goodness sake just give us the grand slam now and save all the silly bother. I genuinely thought the french were a serious rugby team.
Once again I’ll say:-
haha_england, fellared and vwales should be knighted. The Morris Dancers bells will fall off their broken chariots next week ????
Wales will get another grand slam and doubters like mcmurphy and forgotten how to lose will be crying into their may poles ( poor may pokes) yet will profoundly claim their country is the best. Lol lol lol xxxxxx
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13/03/2021 22:13:43 12 1
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Ray do you think we are stupid enough to think that you qnd vvales aren't the same person.

Try changing your grammar and the way you right when you pretend to back yourself up.

How very very very sad.

I actually feel sorry for you, I pity you
13/03/2021 22:14:19 5 1
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Come back when you've won a world Cup. That's worth crowing about.

Or beating the All Blacks for the first time in nearly 70, yes that's right, 70 years
13/03/2021 22:21:19 1 1
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Sad sack, pretending to be someone else
13/03/2021 22:12:00 4 10
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enlgand won but it is still a bad place to live.
Well bugger off then. do you need some help packing? Removed
13/03/2021 22:06:59 3 3
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You do realise that Eddie Jones has the highest win ratio of any England coach?
Yet, like many Englishmen , is detested? Removed
14/03/2021 00:05:05 0 1
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"Like many Englishmen"? That's extremely offensive and shows you up for the nasty and prejudiced individual you are. I don't believe that you are a true rugby fan
13/03/2021 22:09:10 4 1
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Yeah but on our day we can beat anyone.

Wales haven't beaten New Zealand since condoms were reusable,
I hear Morris Dancers use those to wrestle sad bulldogs from behind ??????????????
Bulldogs complain the earth never moves for them!
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13/03/2021 22:18:48 1 1
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I haven't heard that. But I have heard you lot have a sheep fetish
Wales haven't beaten New Zealand since condoms were reusable, says one Eng fan below

I hear Morris Dancers use those to wrestle sad bulldogs from behind ??????????????
Bulldogs complain the earth never moves for them!
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13/03/2021 22:24:56 2 1
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Sadly Ray the first part of your post was funny, the second wasnt
13/03/2021 22:25:23 2 2
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I feel for you Ray, do you give yourself high fives?

Thats called a clap for people with real friends.
Yet the Morris Dancers upvote the sheep shggng’jokes’. They are sad, pathetic creatures. Long live Meghan Removed
I'm staggered the Brussels Broadcasting Corporation haven't put a negative Brexit spin on the result. Howay the lads Removed
Wales haven't beaten New Zealand since condoms were reusable, says one Eng fan below

I hear Morris Dancers use those to wrestle sad bulldogs from behind ??????????????
Bulldogs complain the earth never moves for them!
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Yet the Morris Dancers upvote the sheep shggng’jokes’. They are sad, pathetic creatures. Long live Meghan Removed
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13/03/2021 21:50:00 0 6
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Great game of rugby that went to the wire. Restored some faith in this England team. We need Shaun Edwards and the RFU need to dig deep.
We don't want that turd. Come on France for next week! Wales will be mincemeat. Removed
13/03/2021 22:23:32 28 7
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Man of the match - Andrew Brace. Thank goodness for a referee who doesn't decide the game unlike two weeks ago.

Go and watch this match and educate yourself, Pascal Gauzere, on how to be an international referee.
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13/03/2021 22:10:15 8 1
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Surely there's no truth in the rumour that one day there'll be an England rugby HYS on which you won't post a sly anti-English dig? Great victory today between the two best Northern Hemisphere teams.
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13/03/2021 23:17:29 1 7
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i am surprised that the right wing bbc did not have a headline of England smash France
BBC right wing. I don't think so. WOKE BBC yes Removed
13/03/2021 23:33:31 4 1
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The director general stood as a Tory.
13/03/2021 23:52:15 1 1
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Keep the politics out please
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13/03/2021 18:50:06 267 17
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What a game! By far the best contest of the tournament. Happy with the result but wouldn’t have begrudged the French a win if they’d edged it. Also excellent officiating by the Match Officials team, set their expectations for the players, let the game flow and got the decisions correct when needed. Wayne Barnes and his team had a good game earlier too.
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Rugby is a game where 16 anglo saxon are playing 15 french. Late try awarded by the same vile irish ref that riped of french team in the last cup Removed
14/03/2021 00:31:44 0 3
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Yeah the game has become farcical now. Other teams need to get together and boycott matches with England until this mess is sorted out.
14/03/2021 00:49:42 3 1
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If ref was Irish then he's not Anglo-Saxon by a long stretch. Celtic. You don't know what you're talking about.
14/03/2021 00:59:26 0 1
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So why didn't we win the RWC?
And out of interest, why did you create an account at 00:14 to post this nonsense?
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14/03/2021 01:08:44 2 9
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A contributor below called Spook stated: "France have a problem with their last 20 mins. England don't."

Hahahahaaa!! England don't have an issue with their last 20 mins? I almost choked on reading that, er, joke? Hahaa. How did England's last 20 min game management work out against Scotland and Wales Hehehee. You are too funny and the facts always get in the way, don't they me old mucker?!
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A contributor below called Spook stated: "France have a problem with their last 20 mins. England don't."

Hahahahaaa!! England don't have an issue with their last 20 mins? I almost choked on reading that, er, joke? Hahaa. How did England's last 20 min game management work out against Scotland and Wales Hehehee. You are too funny and the facts always get in the way, don't they me old mucker?!
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YES! I'm going to gather with hundreds of other fans outside to celebrate.

Oh wait..I'm not female so I can't...plus there is a national lockdown...
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14/03/2021 08:42:21 4 6
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Celebrate what? A dodgy win at home that makes you 2 from 4 not exactly worth celebrating really is it?
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14/03/2021 09:05:20 0 1
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You seem to be suggesting that what happened last night was some sort of ‘celebration’, no different to celebrating a win in a sporting event. Really? That’s what you honestly believe?
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14/03/2021 09:24:42 6 5
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I love the masking tactics the Welsh fans use. Blatantly any one who has half a brain knows that itoje's was a try. They would also know and acknowledge the shocking performance of that French ref gifted Wales the win two weeks ago and the softest red card effectively prevented Scotland winning too. Don't get too big for your boots boyos you ain't that good.
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14/03/2021 14:18:57 3 0
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They were ring rusty is another. Congrats to the ref and English TMO for awarding Otoje’s try (which wasn’t grounded).
Perhaps you’re not all as keen on reffing standards after all
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14/03/2021 15:07:22 6 4
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i must have been watching a different game to everybody else nothing impressed me ' england france just two average teams in the way they play and yet some of the tripe that has been coming out of these ex english players mouths over the last 24 hours is shocking ;dawson said a lightbulb moment ' will carling said a hell of a game mike tindall said make this the norm ' garbage team 'cmon wales
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14/03/2021 15:30:35 1 0
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Confidence affects form far more than determination. Basic psychology. Still, enjoy your stay on fantasy island.
We don’t need to worry about their determination. Merely their play. Yesterday they were not at their best. They will need to be against us. Because we will be. The winner is not a foregone conclusion. But it’s the only match of importance next week
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It’s cute that you claim that is arrogance. There is nothing factually incorrect in anything I have posted. But well done on looking on ihysdb to try and find something embarrassing or incriminating.
I am not a nationalist, but I do unreservedly and unapologetically support self rule for Wales, since we will never be a union of equals under current rules
14/03/2021 15:45:28 2 2
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You would pair CUSTARD with sour grapes? ?? Boy the French aren’t wrong about English cuisine!
Whats up upset you by reminding people of what you were posting as "No"?! Removed
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Whats up upset you by reminding people of what you were posting as "No"?! Removed
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14/03/2021 15:48:25 0 1
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Well the Welsh had one for finishing 4th in RWC 2019 and also for beating England in 2015 (even though they went out immediately after us!)
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14/03/2021 16:14:46 5 4
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Scotland like France has not played for 4 weeks. It was telling in that first half. That's why I was surprised by some of the euphoria some had, after England beat France.
Oh dear! Have you started drinking again? Having to come on and apologise for your posting yesterday because of the drink should have taught you not to so both! Removed
14/03/2021 16:29:24 2 4
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The euphoria that you witnessed after England somehow scraped that dying seconds of the game win, was what you would call relief. England were on the ropes and reeling - after bog losses to Scotland (Calcutta Cup won) and to Wales (Triple Crown won - gRand Slam ON). So, clutching at straws I'm afraid, and hey, all wins count, no matter how desperate they appear.
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14/03/2021 17:16:36 1 2
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Once you catch a fish you don’t stop. You bait the hook again
Half wit? That's being very unkind to half wits! Removed
14/03/2021 17:16:15 0 3
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You complained about my post and had it removed. Why deny it? You're quite happy to admit you are only posting to "troll" which shows how sad you are given your team are doing so well!
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14/03/2021 17:46:44 5 6
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Many of us also noticed this: both those tries were gifted. Itoje failed to ground it - the cameras showed it - all of them - no try, but the ref awarded it, he meant to say no try - odd; Watson was so offside, he was in Italy with a nice latte! haha - Poor Eggland. I'll say this about sad England, they're grifters and plucky during these dour and "trying" times, they'll "try' anything for a win.
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LOL.
14/03/2021 17:46:44 5 6
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Many of us also noticed this: both those tries were gifted. Itoje failed to ground it - the cameras showed it - all of them - no try, but the ref awarded it, he meant to say no try - odd; Watson was so offside, he was in Italy with a nice latte! haha - Poor Eggland. I'll say this about sad England, they're grifters and plucky during these dour and "trying" times, they'll "try' anything for a win.
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14/03/2021 17:50:11 1 1
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If so happy, why all on here, and you'll find he does actually say that in his post if you bother to read it! Still you never have dealt with reality!
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14/03/2021 17:35:23 4 5
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So, see that Table, the Top 3 are Wales, Ireland, France. The Table also shows that next to Italy, England are easiest to score against - shipping a whopping 89 points in 4 games - 22 point a game! Eggland could also only manage 94 points so far, to Ireland's 104 pts, and Wale's mighty 134 - which is almost 34 points a game to England's paltry 23 a game. Eggland are struggling. I rest my case!!
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14/03/2021 17:36:11 1 5
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Get used to Wales being the better team sunshine !!
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14/03/2021 17:37:34 1 2
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Itoje FAILED to ground that ball. I rest my case !
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14/03/2021 17:21:41 3 3
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The Table is taking shape now - more reflective of the entire tournament and what we expected to be honest. Surprised England are as high as 4th in the table, aren't you?
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14/03/2021 16:56:17 2 5
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It was not grounded. Itoje was gifted. You know it, I know it, the whole dang world knows it - and you know it !!
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I'd go as far as saying that both those tries were gifted. Itoje failed to ground it - the cameras showed it - all of them; and then Watson was so offside, he was in Italy having a nice latte !! hahaha - Poor Eggland. Makes for an entertaining championship. I'll say this about Eggland, they're grifters and plucky during these very worrying and "trying" times for them.
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14/03/2021 19:52:45 7 2
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How many line outs did Scotland lose? plodder Gray lost 6 that I counted. Lions tourist my a*se.
Only "qualified ref" I know who states the incorrect applicable law.
You are the gift that keeps on giving
Pseudo you are the ultimate comedy sketch
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Thanks Pseudo female FD.

I quoted the laws. Not my fault you can't grasp law 8.2.a.

A try is given if the ball is touched down in goal.

Are you really that thick, oh yes we know you are.
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14/03/2021 20:18:07 3 2
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England, Ireland, Wales have all shown over the years a winning mentality. A refusal to be beaten, with big plays produced at the death.

Scotland have never shown that consistently in the entire history of the Six Nations.

It's fine margins,l but until they start winning games regularly, there will always be questions.

Scotland second from bottom in the table as per usual - Standard.
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Only "qualified ref" I know who states the incorrect applicable law.
You are the gift that keeps on giving
Pseudo you are the ultimate comedy sketch
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Thanks Pseudo female FD.

I quoted the laws. Not my fault you can't grasp law 8.2.a.

A try is given if the ball is touched down in goal.

Are you really that thick, oh yes we know you are.
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Oh my running off to the mods because a person who actually knows a bit about the game has caught you out again
Do you actually understand what the ref said & why the Law 8.2.a isn't anything to do with the incident
p.s. this is coming from an actual qualified ref of a decent standard
Now "qualified ref" tell me why you spouting the incorrect applicable law highlights your inability to understand
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Pseudo you are running off to the mods again.....epitome of a bully
Likes to give it out but cannae take it back

Playground bully
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"I quoted the laws. Not my fault you can't grasp law 8.2.a."

"A try is given if the ball is touched down in goal."

"Are you really that thick, oh yes we know you are."

Oh my goodness!
You really haven't got a clue.. you think its about grounding
The thing is you know you haven't got a clue so are resorting to running off to the mods then spouting abuse
You really are the ultimate Walter Mitty
14/03/2021 19:31:04 0 1
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Totally agree
Ah, the two who constantly slag England off, but run to the mods when someone bites back. Get a room for goodness sake. You're a pair of a**es. Go on, get me kicked again, but it's worth it Removed
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Don,t forget that hassles is an Englishman posting on here to wind people up. Don,t you just feel safe that care in the community isn,t working well, for his benefit and for the rest of us.
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14/03/2021 20:48:52 2 1
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Scotland have not competed for the 6n title in over 20 years! Thats 10 wins for Ireland out of 11 of the last meetings, the Scotland outfit have no backbone, spineless & overrated.
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Wales......World Champions at nothing, ever, and never will be.

England, uniquely World Champions at Football, Cricket and Rugby Union.

Gosh that really has to hurt.
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This is a bit rich from an Irish fan whose side have never once made the ?WC semis. And regularly disappoint in the 6 nations.
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How many line outs did Scotland lose? plodder Gray lost 6 that I counted. Lions tourist my a*se.
Pseudo you've run off to the mods again. Bless

Comedy sketch
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Thanks Pseudo female FD.

I quoted the laws. Not my fault you can't grasp law 8.2.a.

A try is given if the ball is touched down in goal.

Are you really that thick, oh yes we know you are.
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Oh my running off to the mods because a person who actually knows a bit about the game has caught you out again
Do you actually understand what the ref said & why the Law 8.2.a isn't anything to do with the incident
p.s. this is coming from an actual qualified ref of a decent standard
Now "qualified ref" tell me why you spouting the incorrect applicable law highlights your inability to understand
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Law 8 2.a, a try is scored if the ball is grounded in goal.

The definition of a try you half wit.

Now please learn something, anything about the game.
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Thanks Pseudo female FD.

I quoted the laws. Not my fault you can't grasp law 8.2.a.

A try is given if the ball is touched down in goal.

Are you really that thick, oh yes we know you are.
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Pseudo you are running off to the mods again.....epitome of a bully
Likes to give it out but cannae take it back

Playground bully
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Oh my running off to the mods because a person who actually knows a bit about the game has caught you out again
Do you actually understand what the ref said & why the Law 8.2.a isn't anything to do with the incident
p.s. this is coming from an actual qualified ref of a decent standard
Now "qualified ref" tell me why you spouting the incorrect applicable law highlights your inability to understand
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Law 8 2.a, a try is scored if the ball is grounded in goal.

The definition of a try you half wit.

Now please learn something, anything about the game.
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14/03/2021 22:26:06 0 1
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Good grief
How much of a hole are you going to dig.......
Tell me
Can a qualified ref complain about another "qualified" refs total incompetency and total misunderstanding of the very basics of the game?
It's nothing to do with grounding!
You really don't understand what happened do you

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It was a very poor performance but when you have your FH and two locks injured, your bench 9 playing in the pack, your 15 playing 10, your wing playing FB and playing abysmal throughout....but still it took a late pen for the Irish to win by 3 pts.
Then can you imagine what could have happened if we didn't have key injuries and we only played half decent
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NOT MAKING UP STATS THEY ARE FROM ESPN
He didn't steal 4 line outs at all
but more than happy for you to reveal your official sources
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Happy to keep proving OTS wrong, its easy but still fun.