Sunday, 28 February 2016

Six Nations Round 3: Verdict

Verdict on round 3 of the 2016 RBS Six Nations:

WALES – dominant against the abysmal French but much heralded attacking game yet to materialise. It's all a bit, well, predictable.

FRANCE – contributed in full to the worst game so far of a mediocre championship. Guirado aside, they were truly appallling.

SCOTLAND – well done Scotland, held it together for their first Six Nations win in a long, long time. Sighs of relief all round.

ITALY – lacked composure when it was needed and guilty once more of a somewhat dysfunctional over-reliance on Sergio Parisse 

IRELAND – desperate and heroic first half defence finally crumbled at Twickenham. Not far from being a very, very good team though.

ENGLAND - overcame a stubborn Ireland and pedantic referee to record third win. Still too many errors, but evidence now of where Eddie Jones is trying to take this team...

Team of round 3;
15. Hogg (Sco) 14. Seymour (Sco) 13. J Davies (Wal) 12. McCluskey (Ire) 11. Watson (Eng) 10. Sexton (Ire) 9. G Davies (Wal) (Eng) 1. Dickinson (Sco) 2. Guirado (Fra) 3. Cole (Eng) 4. Itoje (Eng) 5. AW Jones (Wal) 6. Barclay (Sco) 7. Warburton (Wal) 8. B.Vunipola (Eng).

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