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    Quote Originally Posted by PY View Post
    Did you see how bad we were in the Six Nations BB? Your blind optimism is endearing but let's have some good ol' Blighty pessimism and say we're a fair chance of getting dumped out in a shock result.

    I hope not of course, but I never rule anything out.
    Our 6 nations was the original curate's egg, rather than being rank poor. We did actually beat France, let's not forget. & my belief we'll qualify isn't blind optimism! We won't win the cup, but we really won't go out from this group. If either Tonga (dunno where I got Fiji from before ) or Samoa get within two scores of us they'll have done well. If we had Ireland's draw I'd be worried, but we'll easily make it through this group.

    To illustrate I'm far from alone in this conviction here are the latest group odds courtesy of oddschecker: http://www.oddschecker.com/rugby-uni...p-a/win-market

    South Africa 4/11
    England 2/1
    Samoa 25/1
    Tonga 150/1
    USA 300/1


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    England vs. South Africa is a crap shoot. South Africa always struggle against England in the Northern Hemisphere. Samoa will play well, they always do. They gave England a scare in the last World Cup.

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    SA and Eng will go through. Seems a little obvious.

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    This is the only game i will be able to see today,gonna miss the other earlier games..
    ...hopefully see an England win....shall be watching it on a 42'' plasma screen too..
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    England making harder work of it than the Australians or the All Blacks so far. Would be down, but for that trip by Vickery.

    How come Cueto plays fullback these days, btw? Scored at a try a game on the wing iirc, and both Lewsey and Robinson played at fullback alot in more successful England sides, so it seems logical that he swaps with one of them.

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    England must be the only side that's going for a footall score instead of a cricket one.
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    There it is. Decent work from Lewsey.

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    ...is it just me or was that just a bit uninspiring...at least in the game with new zealand
    i had Dan Carter to look at as a bit of eye candy.....

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    Anyone whose gone for evens will be sweating, the handicap was over 55 at some websites.

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    That's what we wanted.

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    I’m spoiled by Sky’s treatment of Rugby for ITV’s lack of stats is getting on my nerves. Aside from the territory it seemingly doesn’t show any of the players heights or weights and all of the other fancy superfluous, like how many test points Olly Barkley has…

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    Jesus that was bad. Should have watched the football.

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    Every time England got in a decent position, knock on, all gone. Utterly dire to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    I’m spoiled by Sky’s treatment of Rugby for ITV’s lack of stats is getting on my nerves. Aside from the territory it seemingly doesn’t show any of the players heights or weights and all of the other fancy superfluous, like how many test points Olly Barkley has…
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    Match was high-larious btw.

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    Meh...

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