Saturday, 14 March 2020

Six Nations 2020 - they think it's all over, it is now

So, the only surviving match in Round 5 of this year's Six Nations - Wales vs Scotland in Cardiff - having fallen victim to Covid-19, this weekend becomes a rugby free zone (not counting my son's Under 18s match on Sunday which, at the time of writing, still goes ahead).

The match in Cardiff was supposed to be an auspicious occasion for Welsh captain Alun Wyn Jones as he would have equalled the world caps record of 148 currently held by Richie McCaw.

That would have been quite a feat and worthy of congratulation although, for me, the Welsh skipper's reputation remains seriously tarnished in no small manner by his pathetic response to the Joe Marler incident last weekend.

Jones could have stuck up for Marler but chose not to do so. Instead, what he and the Welsh camp has done - in my opinion - is hang a player out to dry to deflect from their own inadequacies. Let's face it, despite the final score they were battered at Twickenham and they know it.

Still, the Six Nations is on indefinite leave now until lord knows when, which may well keep us healthier, but certainly buggers up my weekend's television viewing.

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