Who gets your Six Nations player vote?
28/03/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 722
Wales' Louis Rees-Zammit and Taulupe Faletau are among nominees for the 2021 Six Nations player of the championship.
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28/03/2021 16:51:10 4 11
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Any England player surely!
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28/03/2021 16:54:20 11 4
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Tadgh Beirne has to win, he was immense.
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28/03/2021 16:54:49 14 8
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Louis Rees-Zammit gets my nomination, because of his age, his experience and his prominent all round contribution to Wales Championship run, especially in fulfilling the main objective of his position, namely, scoring tries.
Hamish Watson and Tadhg Beirne also right up there too for me.
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28/03/2021 16:56:17 79 8
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Everyone named played outstandingly well, but it has to be Beirne or Watson. They were outrageous and I’d like to see both start for the Lions, at second row and flanker respectively.
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28/03/2021 18:22:25 20 32
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Them at 6 and 7 and Simmonds at 8 I would love to see
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28/03/2021 20:38:43 4 0
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I'm Welsh and it's also Watson or Beirne for me as they were a constant thorn against all opposition and often provided a huge lift to their team when they needed it. Faletau is very close behind them as he too was consistent across the games in attack and defence (3nd in carries to Stander & Watson, 3rd in tackles to Tipuric & Ollivon, 2nd highest forward on metres behind Alldritt).
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29/03/2021 10:53:56 1 3
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Sadly, I think Watson will miss out. Beirne and Curry for me with A N Other at 8. Cannot see Simmonds making the tour - in spite of all the hype. Cannot see Billy PotNoodle making it either.... Perhaps DORIS of Ireland?

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Gav
29/03/2021 11:20:05 1 6
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Unfortunately for Beirne and Watson the Lions have several world class flankers, so whilst they both should be on the plane I think Curry and Underhill (if fit) will start. Watson perhaps at 7.
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28/03/2021 16:57:52 27 4
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All worthy contenders... my top two are LRZ for moments of brilliance just pipped by Watson who was top drawer all game every game. I’m Scottish so maybe risk being accused of being a bit biased - but can see that a Welsh viewpoint would have LRZ top... he is already a really good player n much more then come, one suspects.
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29/03/2021 12:26:11 9 7
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LRZ defence was poor - this is being overlooked IMHO.
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29/03/2021 22:15:40 0 0
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Great offensively. I would be hesitant to start him on the Wing for the Lions because of his defence.
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28/03/2021 16:59:17 23 12
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What about van de Merwe, who scored more tries than Rees-Zammit?
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28/03/2021 17:11:18 11 17
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‘ The pick of the bunch was his match-winner against Scotland, beating Duhan van der Merwe for pace’.......says it above ??
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28/03/2021 18:07:09 4 7
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2 of the, were double movements
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28/03/2021 18:13:09 4 5
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I remember LRZ blasting past him vs Scotland so he gave up the chase
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29/03/2021 07:51:11 1 5
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Van de Merwe Poor Defensively.
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29/03/2021 23:14:09 0 0
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got absolutely burned by Zammit....
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28/03/2021 16:59:44 38 10
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Ken Owens
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28/03/2021 18:58:23 20 4
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I posted this further up...

He's made the biggest impact for his team of any player, however front rowers never get a look in!
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29/03/2021 06:13:40 4 9
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Ken Owens is so overrated.

There - I completed your sentence for you
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28/03/2021 17:00:03 10 2
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Six worthy contenders. I for one find it all but impossible to choose! If forced, I'd probably go for Beirne or Rees-Zammit but please don't force me!
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Ali
28/03/2021 17:00:33 52 11
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Watson all the way for me. Made the difference on countless occasions and deserves the recognition. Beirne a close 2nd.
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28/03/2021 17:01:05 3 6
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With Dupont in the team England would have the championship and Triple Crown. Alas we on have Youngs.....
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28/03/2021 17:18:59 9 0
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Owen Farrell caused the demise, not Youngs. A truly awful captain who riled every ref into giving the team no slack whatsoever.

He’s normally a good dependable player, but that deserted him too. Truly a year to forget for him.
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28/03/2021 17:01:48 54 10
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Many very good players this year. These 4 were special. In most matches it was never clear who was going to win. Although Rees-Zammit was outstanding, Watson was ever present, solid and extremely capable. Hamish just nips it.
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29/03/2021 11:46:56 4 6
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Yes, 2 excellent Welsh players nominated again. Either one of them would deserve the accolade, as would Watson or Berne. But the complete absence of English players simply reflects the fact that Premiership rugby is doing little to develop individual players of a quality and resilience that might improve their nation,s performance, given Eddie Jones is unable to fulfil the expectations th RFU had
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28/03/2021 17:03:52 30 7
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Hamish
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28/03/2021 17:04:05 5 5
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Henshaw was the most consistent for me
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28/03/2021 18:20:47 8 2
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Sorry, have to disagree. Elliott Daley was the most consistent.
Consistently poor!
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28/03/2021 17:05:05 16 5
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Watson for me, he's welcome to come to Saints any time
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28/03/2021 17:05:16 14 6
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Hamish Watson for me, a indefatigable force of nature. In truth all are deserving, great to see the emergence of LRZ and the reemergence of TF.

I don’t envy Warren Gatland picking his squad, or South Africa for facing them with next to no preparation.
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28/03/2021 17:23:40 4 0
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TF - I thought you meant Tomas Francis for a moment. In fairness, he's been very solid at tight-head.
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28/03/2021 20:52:33 0 1
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I can’t see this Rainbow Cup being goor prep for the Boks....
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Gaz
28/03/2021 17:05:49 19 8
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Lrz, pace to burn.
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28/03/2021 17:06:36 19 0
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Every player mentioned so far has been excellent, all are Lions XV strong candidates.
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28/03/2021 17:13:39 22 1
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Except Dupont of course!
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28/03/2021 17:07:54 28 5
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Of the five nominations , I would go for Watson but all added something great to a fantastic Six Nations. Well done to all who took part in such a memorable competition this ‘year’.
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28/03/2021 17:07:56 16 5
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Taidgh Berne from me (??????????????)
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Gaz
28/03/2021 17:08:52 9 17
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If there was a nomination for guts, Hamish Watson every time, but lions tour with 3 or 4 springbok players at 19, 20 stone, 5 ft 10 Hamish is too small , and he was smashed back several times versus France.
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28/03/2021 17:11:53 12 4
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Fair comment Gaz... but recall Neil Back etc forcing much bigger players up by tackling under the ribs n driving up... think Watson is in similar mould?
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28/03/2021 17:14:29 7 0
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But he'll keep coming back for more.. he at least has the heart of a 'Lion'
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28/03/2021 17:20:21 8 0
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In fairness to him the time that I remember him being smashed back he ended up getting the ball when faced by three of four French forwards with no support. He usually has the knack of making ground when you wouldn't expect him to.
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29/03/2021 07:11:50 0 0
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He's not 5 ft 10in...where did you pick that magical number from?
He's 6ft 1in and over 16 st, he's built like a prop.....plus size has proven not to be a game winner necessarily these days. Look at England/France, kinda didn't really do much this year and large parts of their power game nullified by other teams. Why do people always go on about SA saying they're unbeatable because they're big?
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29/03/2021 10:30:36 0 0
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He's 6ft actually..!!
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29/03/2021 10:49:45 2 0
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Hamish Watson is an absolute monster. He'd walk into any international side in the world. Lions starter for sure. From an admiring Welshman.
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29/03/2021 13:33:50 0 0
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Well, once, but don't let facts get in the way of your nonsense argument!
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28/03/2021 17:10:00 7 9
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Alun Wyn Jones. However leadership doesn't show up in the stats.
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28/03/2021 17:23:44 4 11
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Wales discipline let them down when it mattered most. Good leaders drag their teams through
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28/03/2021 16:59:17 23 12
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What about van de Merwe, who scored more tries than Rees-Zammit?
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28/03/2021 17:11:18 11 17
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‘ The pick of the bunch was his match-winner against Scotland, beating Duhan van der Merwe for pace’.......says it above ??
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28/03/2021 17:11:31 33 22
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Faletau , no question quietly imperious , different league. DuPont excellent mind you but easily Faletau
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Gaz
28/03/2021 17:08:52 9 17
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If there was a nomination for guts, Hamish Watson every time, but lions tour with 3 or 4 springbok players at 19, 20 stone, 5 ft 10 Hamish is too small , and he was smashed back several times versus France.
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28/03/2021 17:11:53 12 4
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Fair comment Gaz... but recall Neil Back etc forcing much bigger players up by tackling under the ribs n driving up... think Watson is in similar mould?
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Gaz
28/03/2021 20:23:19 0 1
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Dont remember Back facing three 6 foot 9 and a 6 ft 11 forward, with 3 at 6 ft 6.
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28/03/2021 17:06:36 19 0
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Every player mentioned so far has been excellent, all are Lions XV strong candidates.
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28/03/2021 17:13:39 22 1
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Except Dupont of course!
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28/03/2021 17:52:47 2 0
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Has he got a British or Irish relations coz that would be the icing on the cake
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29/03/2021 06:43:32 1 0
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Shame, because 9 is the weakest position at the moment.
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29/03/2021 22:16:34 0 0
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If only he was British. He would be the most nailed on player in the squad
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Gaz
28/03/2021 17:08:52 9 17
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If there was a nomination for guts, Hamish Watson every time, but lions tour with 3 or 4 springbok players at 19, 20 stone, 5 ft 10 Hamish is too small , and he was smashed back several times versus France.
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28/03/2021 17:14:29 7 0
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But he'll keep coming back for more.. he at least has the heart of a 'Lion'
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28/03/2021 17:16:35 28 5
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I suppose the media, BBC included, feels it has to have these things but how do you judge a winger against a back-rower? Wales wouldn't have won the 6N if the lineout hadn't performed so you could argue that Ken Owens deserves it.
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29/03/2021 12:27:48 7 1
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I'm heartened that many of the responses here are addressing the question from a rugby, not a nation perspective. I appreciate the Ken Owens point, except that the thrower is just one part of a machine where all need to be synchronised for it to be successful. KO played brilliantly, but, along with many others I'll plump for Hamish (or Whirling Dervish as I like to call him).
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28/03/2021 17:18:35 49 10
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Watson - human dynamite. Talk of him being too small is rubbish - e.g. in the French game it always took at least two to stop him and he went backwards in collision only once
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Bob
29/03/2021 08:37:51 3 19
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He went backwards nearly every carry in the France game.

Fair play he didn't stop though.
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28/03/2021 17:01:05 3 6
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With Dupont in the team England would have the championship and Triple Crown. Alas we on have Youngs.....
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28/03/2021 17:18:59 9 0
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Owen Farrell caused the demise, not Youngs. A truly awful captain who riled every ref into giving the team no slack whatsoever.

He’s normally a good dependable player, but that deserted him too. Truly a year to forget for him.
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28/03/2021 20:51:23 2 0
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Don’t forget Farrells self inflicted HIA......

...stupid challenge on Henderson......
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Gaz
28/03/2021 17:08:52 9 17
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If there was a nomination for guts, Hamish Watson every time, but lions tour with 3 or 4 springbok players at 19, 20 stone, 5 ft 10 Hamish is too small , and he was smashed back several times versus France.
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28/03/2021 17:20:21 8 0
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In fairness to him the time that I remember him being smashed back he ended up getting the ball when faced by three of four French forwards with no support. He usually has the knack of making ground when you wouldn't expect him to.
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28/03/2021 17:20:54 32 22
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Faletou has been great every game this tournament and gets my vote.
LRZ 2nd his finishing has been impressive for such a young lad.

Both have a winners medal which the others don’t.
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28/03/2021 17:21:53 8 4
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Taidgh Berne from me (??????????????) as well . He was everywhere, one of those players you would want on your side rather than play against. Outstanding. Although there were a good number of players in hot pursuit.
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28/03/2021 17:22:13 94 48
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Wow no english players in the short list, I thought they were the best team in the world after reading all the rubbish the BBC or should that be eBC were spouting before and during the first few weeks of the 6N.
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Bob
29/03/2021 08:36:13 27 1
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They were the second best team in the world before the Six Nations.

Now they are not.

Pundits can only go off the matches they have seen. And Wales were rubbish for a while before the Six Nations. Now they are not.
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29/03/2021 10:55:25 2 3
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No Italians either - tha'ts what happens when you finish 5th & 6th....from 6
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29/03/2021 11:22:43 9 0
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A pity that you have to come on here with the sole purpose of making an anti-English comment rather than celebrating excellence. I find small-minded people like you profoundly depressing. From an excellent shortlist, in which I wouldn't argue against any of the selected, I'd choose Hamish Watson; his tackling, jackalling and determination never to take a backward step gets my vote.
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29/03/2021 22:13:12 1 0
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They did come first last six nations. I dont know why every post has to include slating England
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28/03/2021 17:05:16 14 6
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Hamish Watson for me, a indefatigable force of nature. In truth all are deserving, great to see the emergence of LRZ and the reemergence of TF.

I don’t envy Warren Gatland picking his squad, or South Africa for facing them with next to no preparation.
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28/03/2021 17:23:40 4 0
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TF - I thought you meant Tomas Francis for a moment. In fairness, he's been very solid at tight-head.
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28/03/2021 17:10:00 7 9
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Alun Wyn Jones. However leadership doesn't show up in the stats.
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28/03/2021 17:23:44 4 11
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Wales discipline let them down when it mattered most. Good leaders drag their teams through
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28/03/2021 17:50:19 3 0
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So there were no good leaders in any of the teams in the 6n then?
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28/03/2021 17:23:59 3 6
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Odogwu for keeping his chin up and for on field play... Beirne or LRZ.
Watson brilliant and fearless but possibly too small for me.
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29/03/2021 12:24:04 1 0
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Sevens don't have to be huge. In fact some of the best Sevens in the game have been relatively short and light. Watson has huge upper body strength, can run like a back and is a master at the turnover
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28/03/2021 17:29:20 17 15
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Hamish Watson, no other choice but him.
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28/03/2021 17:35:04 16 7
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Watson for me, never took a backward step always made yards with ball in hand. Tackled like a machine a few turnovers thrown in as well
Beirne a close second
Lrz was fantarr st is going forward - little bit of work to do on defence but he is going to be one special player. Welsh records will fall to this young man
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dai
28/03/2021 17:35:05 7 5
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One person made a big contribution to Wales winning the Six Nations Louis Rees-Zammit. Without him Wales would not have won the 6nations. He's only 20 and looks what he has achieved.
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28/03/2021 19:08:40 0 1
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You saying Cuthbert wouldn’t of run them tries in ?

??
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28/03/2021 17:35:12 26 8
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Hamish all day. Too small? Tell that to all the players he’s either bounced in attack or knocked back in defence. Also linked really well out wide. DuPont might have been up there too, but guess who helped keep him quiet in the last game.
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28/03/2021 18:16:17 14 3
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Thought Wales, England and Scotland all did a great job in minimising the impact of DuPont over 80 mins.

Anyone can look good v Italy and when the pack is dominant but when push came to shove v England, Wales and Scotland he was posted missing IMHO.

I thought Fickou was France best player this season
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28/03/2021 19:12:35 5 0
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Watson is like a powerball, bounces opponents and is a hard man to drop
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28/03/2021 17:35:25 2 7
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Watson is brilliant but struggled against the French at times. Beirne or Faletau are world class consistent performers - they'd make a world 15 let alone Lions. LRZ needs to improve defence but he's 19 plenty of time.
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28/03/2021 17:46:43 5 1
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Watson struggled? Not sure he did! A lot of carries in that game again
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28/03/2021 18:19:37 1 2
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I agree....totally fearless but l saw him being carried backwards a few times by the french. It made me wonder about him against SA but he has the heart of a lion.
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28/03/2021 17:35:36 0 10
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Jamie Ritchie by a mile.

Ritchie is like Richard Hill, massive talent, just gets on with it. MoM on Friday.

Anyone who understand rugby will know how good he is compared with Watson who is nothing special when you look at all the good 7s around across all the home nations.
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29/03/2021 13:32:55 0 0
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Ritchie and Watson , both excellent.
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29/03/2021 13:39:20 0 0
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Good start but utter nonsense at the end there. Watson is the best 7 in the NH.
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29/03/2021 14:32:32 0 0
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Agree on Watson but not Ritchie who I thought was amazing against France
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Joe
28/03/2021 17:35:37 1 6
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LRZ, Harris and Hastings were the top 3 for me. It'll be a travesty if they aren't nailed on for the Lions
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28/03/2021 18:52:51 4 0
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Harris and Hastings? As in the Scottish backs? What the actual????
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28/03/2021 17:37:06 4 2
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Beirne
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28/03/2021 17:40:07 46 1
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Dear BBC HYS... If it's consensus your after, you've come to the wrong place. Being a reasonably minded Taff, I'd be happy with any of the short list... They have all been exceptional..
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29/03/2021 13:16:50 4 1
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Another pointless award, which will quickly be downplayed and deflected away by the eventual winner.
Rugby is a team game and the credit goes to the team.
Hamish, LRZ, whoever "wins" on Friday, will predictably be horrified at being singled out.
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28/03/2021 17:40:22 61 8
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Tight call, and each player selected deserves to be there on merit. LRZ, been the find of the tournament, Bernie outstanding for Ireland, but I think that Hamish Watson just scrapes it for me.
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Jon
28/03/2021 17:54:05 40 4
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A really strong field with a good mix of positions. Watson played his heart out this year, really typified Scotland's determination not to drop off the radar like they have in the past.
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28/03/2021 17:35:25 2 7
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Watson is brilliant but struggled against the French at times. Beirne or Faletau are world class consistent performers - they'd make a world 15 let alone Lions. LRZ needs to improve defence but he's 19 plenty of time.
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28/03/2021 17:46:43 5 1
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Watson struggled? Not sure he did! A lot of carries in that game again
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28/03/2021 17:47:51 11 7
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Hamish Watson all day long
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28/03/2021 17:23:44 4 11
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Wales discipline let them down when it mattered most. Good leaders drag their teams through
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28/03/2021 17:50:19 3 0
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So there were no good leaders in any of the teams in the 6n then?
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29/03/2021 11:44:38 1 0
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Jonny Sexton dragged Ireland through against Scotland when it looked like they’d imploded, but was injured at the end of the wales game and for the France game.
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28/03/2021 17:51:39 3 3
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Beirne, a great all-rounder who can do anything would have been my choice if LRZ hadn't burst on the scene. So, LRZ.
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28/03/2021 17:52:10 1 3
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Sorry we can't choose the poor devils that were good enough to get sent off - what a difference they made.
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28/03/2021 18:07:29 1 0
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Miaow
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28/03/2021 17:13:39 22 1
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Except Dupont of course!
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28/03/2021 17:52:47 2 0
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Has he got a British or Irish relations coz that would be the icing on the cake
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28/03/2021 18:56:58 0 0
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If DuPont was a Brit you can give us the tour right now!
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28/03/2021 17:40:22 61 8
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Tight call, and each player selected deserves to be there on merit. LRZ, been the find of the tournament, Bernie outstanding for Ireland, but I think that Hamish Watson just scrapes it for me.
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Jon
28/03/2021 17:54:05 40 4
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A really strong field with a good mix of positions. Watson played his heart out this year, really typified Scotland's determination not to drop off the radar like they have in the past.
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28/03/2021 17:55:35 6 5
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Probably be called biased but I think I'd go for AWJ ok late in last match maybe goes against him but his overall stats and captain to boot gives him my vote
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28/03/2021 17:57:23 1 1
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Caletas for me. Absolutely integral to the Wales team in all facets of play, defence, attack, offloading, tackling etc etc.
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28/03/2021 18:00:48 7 12
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Refs and TMOs had the most impact.
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PWL
28/03/2021 18:03:35 8 1
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Still crying are you?
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28/03/2021 18:49:15 1 1
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They would have much less impact if the players obeyed the laws.
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28/03/2021 19:20:16 0 0
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Trytastic! Noooooooooooooooo!
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28/03/2021 19:28:10 0 0
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Classic remark from Pseudo

How would you even understand if an official made an impact?
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28/03/2021 18:00:48 7 12
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Refs and TMOs had the most impact.
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PWL
28/03/2021 18:03:35 8 1
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Still crying are you?
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28/03/2021 18:07:21 1 5
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No. Just stating facts.
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28/03/2021 19:30:14 0 0
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He's bought a shop full of sour grapes from Eddie Jones

My! they are bleeding bitter!
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28/03/2021 18:04:04 261 12
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Proud Welshman here and was delighted with our performance but I’m going for the Mighty Mouse Hamish Watson. He’s a one man, inspirational, wrecking ball! He typifies what Rugby is all about, self-sacrificing, never say die attitude. I don’t know how he makes it through a game in one piece to be honest. What an example to his team and to young players everywhere.
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28/03/2021 19:13:43 47 3
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perfect summary
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28/03/2021 19:36:51 23 1
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This may sound like an insult, but it really isn’t meant to be, but Hamish Watson has barely improved for years. He has been one of the best flankers in the tournament for the last few years, this year just seems to be the first time people have noticed him. If he doesn’t start in the Lions then that would make it a joke.
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28/03/2021 20:29:12 15 2
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Hamish Watson, the man who can outhooper Hooper, that takes some doing.
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28/03/2021 20:52:54 15 1
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Got to admit he is surprisingly strong and fast. He’s a modern flanker.
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29/03/2021 06:47:37 9 1
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statistically the second best carrier in the whole 6n. guys a freak
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29/03/2021 08:27:41 3 3
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Personally, I would have a Watson/Tipuric/Faletau back row, and play a left right system as opposed to open and blind side.
Tough on Beirne though, he's also been superb.
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Ian
29/03/2021 09:51:19 13 0
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Another Welshman here - but a vote for Hamish Watson
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29/03/2021 15:00:19 5 0
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Totally agree. Has to be Hamish, he encapsulates the rugby ethos.
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29/03/2021 15:29:48 0 0
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Fully agree. However, he had me concerned a few times during the French game where was so quick and effective with some of his carries that he got isolated a bit and was fortunate not to get turned over. Not his fault his team mates couldn't keep up with him! Quality player.
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29/03/2021 19:48:12 0 3
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Hamish Watson is the rugby player non-rugby fans adore as he looks dynamic but has actually very little substance.
Hardly ever recycles the ball and has a poor skill set.

Tipuric, Ollivon & Beirne destroyed him in those games.

Ritchie is a better flanker than Watson and was more deserving to be shortlisted.

I’d be surprised if Gats takes Watson to SA.
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29/03/2021 20:04:17 0 2
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I'm a proud Scot and I was thinking of voting for LRZ !!!
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28/03/2021 18:06:42 8 7
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LRZ can't be anybody else really. Falatua was pretty darn good as well
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28/03/2021 16:59:17 23 12
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What about van de Merwe, who scored more tries than Rees-Zammit?
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28/03/2021 18:07:09 4 7
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2 of the, were double movements
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PWL
28/03/2021 18:03:35 8 1
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Still crying are you?
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28/03/2021 18:07:21 1 5
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No. Just stating facts.
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28/03/2021 18:15:58 2 0
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Not facts, just an opinion.
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28/03/2021 19:31:31 0 0
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Oh no Pseudo......its an opinion not a fact

Not that you'd know the difference of course
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PWL
28/03/2021 21:56:19 0 0
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You wouldn't know a fact if it bit u in the backside.
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28/03/2021 17:52:10 1 3
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Sorry we can't choose the poor devils that were good enough to get sent off - what a difference they made.
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28/03/2021 18:07:29 1 0
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Miaow
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28/03/2021 18:08:32 6 18
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If the lions are looking for someone who runs across the pitch, aimlessly kicks the ball up in the air, pretendes to chase it down, never retrieves it, puts his head down in a strop for 5 minutes, Hogg is your man.
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28/03/2021 18:49:22 2 7
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Hoggs travelling defo, but imo he isn't starting a test, too many back 3 players who can actually defend.
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28/03/2021 18:09:04 3 8
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1/Zammit /2/Bernie/3/Watson/4/Faletau/5/Henderson/6/DuPont due purely on impact in games
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28/03/2021 18:11:27 5 4
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I'd say Dupont. Most try assists, only one try behind LRZ with 3 and the most offloads out of contact. His support and link play is exceptional. A joy to watch
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28/03/2021 18:12:28 3 5
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Faletau or Beirne, the rest are simply the rest
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28/03/2021 16:59:17 23 12
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What about van de Merwe, who scored more tries than Rees-Zammit?
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28/03/2021 18:13:09 4 5
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I remember LRZ blasting past him vs Scotland so he gave up the chase
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29/03/2021 11:31:02 8 1
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When you play on the wing and are chipped over, or 'stood up', you have to turn and react from a standing start. You can gauge within a second or two whether or not you can/will catch up with the opposite winger, who has not had a standing start and does not need to change angles/direction. In sprinting, a 'reaction phase' or 'drive phase' will never match an 'acceleration phase'. Simple.
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28/03/2021 18:14:48 23 5
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Hamish Watson did the hard yards and was always where he needed to be at the right time
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28/03/2021 18:07:21 1 5
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No. Just stating facts.
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28/03/2021 18:15:58 2 0
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Not facts, just an opinion.
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28/03/2021 21:20:09 0 0
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Everything on here is an opinion and everyone is entitled to them.
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28/03/2021 17:35:12 26 8
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Hamish all day. Too small? Tell that to all the players he’s either bounced in attack or knocked back in defence. Also linked really well out wide. DuPont might have been up there too, but guess who helped keep him quiet in the last game.
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28/03/2021 18:16:17 14 3
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Thought Wales, England and Scotland all did a great job in minimising the impact of DuPont over 80 mins.

Anyone can look good v Italy and when the pack is dominant but when push came to shove v England, Wales and Scotland he was posted missing IMHO.

I thought Fickou was France best player this season
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28/03/2021 21:34:48 3 1
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Fickou was most definitely the best from the France team this 6N. Ollivon pushed him hard. As did Baille.

Dupont was great last year, but seemed less effective now he's a known quantity.
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29/03/2021 14:34:58 0 1
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is that the Fickou who wouldn't or couldn't tackle George North?
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28/03/2021 18:16:47 3 19
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As a back 3 player I would say LRZ, his defense is iffy but that wasn't the question.

Watson is OK, but doesn't achieve much

Dupont was outplayed by Youngs

TF was average

TB did well but just did his job, pretty well but no more

RH was a red card waiting to happen, tackles too high.
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28/03/2021 18:33:08 5 0
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Check your car exhaust, it may have a leak.
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28/03/2021 19:17:25 4 0
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Pseudo......Where have you been?
We thought you would have been first on the France v Scotland HYs giving us your invaluable infinite wisdom on all thing non-English

So Pseudo
Can you tell the HYS forum why (in your view) the world's best pair of players & certain 2021 Lions captain and vice-captain i.e. Captain Penalty aka Maro "Whooping" Itoje & Captain No Arms ain't on the 6Ns short-list?
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28/03/2021 19:59:46 4 0
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I think you watch different games to everyone else !!
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28/03/2021 17:35:25 2 7
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Watson is brilliant but struggled against the French at times. Beirne or Faletau are world class consistent performers - they'd make a world 15 let alone Lions. LRZ needs to improve defence but he's 19 plenty of time.
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28/03/2021 18:19:37 1 2
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I agree....totally fearless but l saw him being carried backwards a few times by the french. It made me wonder about him against SA but he has the heart of a lion.
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28/03/2021 19:13:11 4 0
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Saw it happen once. Mind you I have also seen him barge through half the Welsh team, 8 players to be exact..
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28/03/2021 21:11:14 4 0
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Wouldn't worry, vvales. Last time Watson played SA, he made more metres and beat more defenders than any forward on the pitch, and didn't miss a tackle. Also nabbed a try. The bulk of that SA team won the RWC.

It has been more than 2 years since he missed a tackle for Scotland (March 2019). That's 242 tackles in a row. He also beat more defenders than any other forward in this year's 6Ns.
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28/03/2021 17:04:05 5 5
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Henshaw was the most consistent for me
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28/03/2021 18:20:47 8 2
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Sorry, have to disagree. Elliott Daley was the most consistent.
Consistently poor!
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28/03/2021 16:56:17 79 8
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Everyone named played outstandingly well, but it has to be Beirne or Watson. They were outrageous and I’d like to see both start for the Lions, at second row and flanker respectively.
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28/03/2021 18:22:25 20 32
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Them at 6 and 7 and Simmonds at 8 I would love to see
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28/03/2021 18:37:39 8 1
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I think Beirne in the second row and bring in Curry at 6 would be better but there's so much competition in that back row it would be hard for Gatland to go wrong. Think Falateu has to be number 8 for the lions.
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28/03/2021 18:22:29 8 6
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Got to be Depont. All the rest were great but come on ........
Depont he was amazing different league an absolute joy to watch so inventive Irish fan
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DP
28/03/2021 18:22:53 12 6
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Hamish Watson, without a doubt, and im welsh,,,
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28/03/2021 18:47:31 1 6
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3rd...

DuPont then Bierne 1/2...

And I'm welsh
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28/03/2021 18:23:53 10 4
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Falateu for me. Dupont, LRZ and Henshaw have all been outstanding this 6N. But Falateu has given 80/85% every game for club and Country for about 10 years. Exceptional rugby player
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28/03/2021 18:25:13 6 10
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LRZ had that bit of star quality. If he's good enough he's old enough. He was good enough.
As an Englishman, I hope Eddie will give youth a chance.
Watson was full of vigour, but too small for the Lions.
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28/03/2021 18:46:52 0 5
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Watson started the first test agains NZ...

He's going on the tour guarentee'd
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28/03/2021 21:06:56 4 0
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How can you say he's too small?! Last time Watson played SA, he made more metres and beat more defenders than any forward on the pitch, and didn't miss a tackle. Also nabbed a try. The bulk of that SA team won the RWC.

It has been more than 2 years since he last missed a tackle for Scotland (March 2019). That's 242 tackles in a row. He beat more defenders than any other forward in this year's 6Ns
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28/03/2021 18:29:09 29 10
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Faletau for me
The hard work and ball carrying he made was tremendous and my vote goes to him
A cert for the Lions tour
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28/03/2021 19:11:37 19 2
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After his injury woes it’s been great to see him get back to form and fitness ??????????????
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Bob
29/03/2021 08:38:50 0 2
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Shame he holds it back at club level. You would think he would respect the people that pay for his rehab.
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28/03/2021 18:30:54 49 14
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I think duhan van der merwe deserves some credit too. He broke 36 tackles, 16 more than the next player, and he finished top try scorer. He also made the second most meters out of all the players.
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28/03/2021 18:46:09 41 24
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He also conceded half a dozen tries from poor defensive positioning...
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28/03/2021 19:09:29 7 11
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For a big lad his defence is shocking, I hope he’s nowhere near the Lions.....
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28/03/2021 19:53:59 4 7
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Also missed a couple of tackles some of them regulation simples,
He also gave up running when LRZ went past him
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28/03/2021 20:06:21 8 0
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Just to clarify for 'deserves some credit' doesnt mean I think he's the best player or that I'm unaware of the weak parts of him game. Chill out
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29/03/2021 09:36:43 5 0
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Yes he makes such an impact. I’d like to see him get more involved in games at times and his defence still needs work - more positioning than tackling. He’s pretty new to international rugby and think he’ll become a very good player over time.
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LH
29/03/2021 16:04:14 0 2
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WHY was he making meters (sic)? Is he an Electrical Engineer??
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28/03/2021 18:16:47 3 19
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As a back 3 player I would say LRZ, his defense is iffy but that wasn't the question.

Watson is OK, but doesn't achieve much

Dupont was outplayed by Youngs

TF was average

TB did well but just did his job, pretty well but no more

RH was a red card waiting to happen, tackles too high.
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28/03/2021 18:33:08 5 0
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Check your car exhaust, it may have a leak.
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28/03/2021 18:35:10 1 0
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TF was average - you have nothing to say but unfortunately you say it
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28/03/2021 18:33:08 5 0
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Check your car exhaust, it may have a leak.
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28/03/2021 18:35:10 1 0
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TF was average - you have nothing to say but unfortunately you say it
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28/03/2021 18:38:44 1 0
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TF was fantastic, a marvellous player coming back into form.
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28/03/2021 18:22:25 20 32
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Them at 6 and 7 and Simmonds at 8 I would love to see
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28/03/2021 18:37:39 8 1
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I think Beirne in the second row and bring in Curry at 6 would be better but there's so much competition in that back row it would be hard for Gatland to go wrong. Think Falateu has to be number 8 for the lions.
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28/03/2021 18:40:42 5 2
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Agreed

Finding it hard to leave out Watson though
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28/03/2021 18:35:10 1 0
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TF was average - you have nothing to say but unfortunately you say it
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28/03/2021 18:38:44 1 0
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TF was fantastic, a marvellous player coming back into form.
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28/03/2021 18:37:39 8 1
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I think Beirne in the second row and bring in Curry at 6 would be better but there's so much competition in that back row it would be hard for Gatland to go wrong. Think Falateu has to be number 8 for the lions.
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28/03/2021 18:40:42 5 2
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Agreed

Finding it hard to leave out Watson though
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28/03/2021 19:08:59 9 1
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No I'm saying Watson 7, Curry 6 and Beirne in the second row.
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28/03/2021 18:30:54 49 14
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I think duhan van der merwe deserves some credit too. He broke 36 tackles, 16 more than the next player, and he finished top try scorer. He also made the second most meters out of all the players.
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28/03/2021 18:46:09 41 24
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He also conceded half a dozen tries from poor defensive positioning...
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28/03/2021 19:08:26 9 1
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Really.....name the 6 tries he conceded
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28/03/2021 19:30:56 6 0
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So he doesn't deserve any credit then. Nice one clint
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28/03/2021 21:28:28 17 2
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Nonsense - and you very clearly cannot back that up with any evidence whatsoever.

Van Der Merwe missed only three tackles all tournament.

Compare that with Louis Reece-Zammit, who missed 9; Anthony Watson, who missed 7; Josh Adams, who missed 6; and Jonny May, who missed 5.

Facts matter.
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28/03/2021 18:25:13 6 10
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LRZ had that bit of star quality. If he's good enough he's old enough. He was good enough.
As an Englishman, I hope Eddie will give youth a chance.
Watson was full of vigour, but too small for the Lions.
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28/03/2021 18:46:52 0 5
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Watson started the first test agains NZ...

He's going on the tour guarentee'd
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DP
28/03/2021 18:22:53 12 6
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Hamish Watson, without a doubt, and im welsh,,,
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28/03/2021 18:47:31 1 6
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3rd...

DuPont then Bierne 1/2...

And I'm welsh
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28/03/2021 18:47:57 3 5
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Lots of good contenders but the winner has to come from the winning team -
Taulupe Faletau .
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28/03/2021 18:00:48 7 12
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Refs and TMOs had the most impact.
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28/03/2021 18:49:15 1 1
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They would have much less impact if the players obeyed the laws.
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28/03/2021 18:08:32 6 18
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If the lions are looking for someone who runs across the pitch, aimlessly kicks the ball up in the air, pretendes to chase it down, never retrieves it, puts his head down in a strop for 5 minutes, Hogg is your man.
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28/03/2021 18:49:22 2 7
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Hoggs travelling defo, but imo he isn't starting a test, too many back 3 players who can actually defend.
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28/03/2021 20:31:06 4 0
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Strange how some people don't realise that being able to put the ball in touch in the opponent's 22 from your own 22 is a great defensive quality...
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29/03/2021 14:04:32 0 0
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You mean like Williams and Keenan, both of whom have worse tackle completion?
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28/03/2021 18:49:38 9 2
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Beirne for me. Shoo in for Lions test team
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jwd
28/03/2021 18:49:39 10 3
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Watson ... Shoe in !
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28/03/2021 19:21:45 8 3
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Hamish....
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28/03/2021 18:51:40 2 3
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Hamish Watson, Taulupe Faletau, Tom Curry, Robbie Henshaw, Jalibert and Steven Varney. Honourable mentions to Rees-Zamitt and Van De Merwe.
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28/03/2021 18:55:43 2 7
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Jalibert is average, Varney very poor Welsh reject.

Van de Merwe is a defensive mess
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28/03/2021 19:33:12 1 2
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Varney ?? More chance Reg Varney
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28/03/2021 19:49:31 2 1
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Curry only had one good game (France) he was overshadowed by all the home nations back row players just look at the stats
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28/03/2021 18:52:04 37 9
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Front rowers never get the credit they deserve...

All these players were very good, of this lot my choice would be DuPont, but the real MVP is Ken Owens!

Wales lineout for 12 months was a joke, he returned and it started to purr, their scrum has been massively improved with him in it!

Ken owens has made the biggest impact of any player in the 6N
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28/03/2021 18:56:31 15 2
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Agreed. If you think who would make the biggest difference to a team if he weren’t there then KO is a good shout. That’s a worry for Wales given that’s he’s 34 (or thereabouts).
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29/03/2021 20:15:10 0 0
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The problem Wales have is Owens is 34 and all the Welsh hookers coming up behind him are complete toilet.
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28/03/2021 18:52:49 3 7
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Not more 6 nations Celtic garbage it’s European time then league and European qualification mind you that doesn’t involve the Scots and Welsh.
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28/03/2021 18:57:22 1 0
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Gibberish!
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28/03/2021 18:59:27 1 0
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You mean it doesn't involve the Scots or the Champions!
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28/03/2021 19:02:53 0 0
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Do you know what this conversation is about?
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28/03/2021 19:21:08 2 0
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Bless, you sobbing down in 5th ?
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28/03/2021 19:46:51 2 0
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European cup does include Scarlets Ospreys and Cardiff Blues Doh!!
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28/03/2021 20:16:45 3 0
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Funny when England win it’s the most important competition in the world and when they come bottom (not counting Italy) it’s garbage.
Tool.
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29/03/2021 13:28:43 0 0
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you never played rugby, you "found" the word prop but you are just "old fat" no clue as to rugby whatsoever.
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Joe
28/03/2021 17:35:37 1 6
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LRZ, Harris and Hastings were the top 3 for me. It'll be a travesty if they aren't nailed on for the Lions
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28/03/2021 18:52:51 4 0
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Harris and Hastings? As in the Scottish backs? What the actual????
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28/03/2021 18:54:39 6 0
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Ollivon has to be a bit annoyed too...
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28/03/2021 19:20:19 6 0
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Ollivon is the nearest to Peter Steph duToit......

.....huge bloke, tall, fast and a huge engine, massive workrate
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28/03/2021 19:42:58 4 0
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Rarley seen him have a bad game, and that's the problem I think!! He's so annoying at the breakdown, carriers well and tackles hard. As blott said, his engine is ridiculous. If he was British we'd be raving about him. France are lucky to have him.
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28/03/2021 18:51:40 2 3
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Hamish Watson, Taulupe Faletau, Tom Curry, Robbie Henshaw, Jalibert and Steven Varney. Honourable mentions to Rees-Zamitt and Van De Merwe.
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28/03/2021 18:55:43 2 7
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Jalibert is average, Varney very poor Welsh reject.

Van de Merwe is a defensive mess
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28/03/2021 19:51:21 3 0
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Bit unfair re Varney it must be a nightmare behind that pack and he still showed some nice touches
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28/03/2021 21:01:41 6 0
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Jalibert average??? Now open both eyes next time you watch him play... he is much better as a sub than England’s both 10 (ok doesn’t mean much...)
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29/03/2021 12:21:39 2 0
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You pick wingers to score tries and make line breaks. Who topped both categories this year? Answer Van De Merwe
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28/03/2021 18:52:04 37 9
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Front rowers never get the credit they deserve...

All these players were very good, of this lot my choice would be DuPont, but the real MVP is Ken Owens!

Wales lineout for 12 months was a joke, he returned and it started to purr, their scrum has been massively improved with him in it!

Ken owens has made the biggest impact of any player in the 6N
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28/03/2021 18:56:31 15 2
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Agreed. If you think who would make the biggest difference to a team if he weren’t there then KO is a good shout. That’s a worry for Wales given that’s he’s 34 (or thereabouts).
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28/03/2021 19:10:58 3 0
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Good job Ken is on a WRU contract, they’ll manage his game time at Scarlets so he’s good for RWC