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6 Nations - 2010 Predictions

Postby teenwolf » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:12 pm

OK give us your predictions for the 6Ns.

And let us know why you're thinking the way you are.

Mines are:

France
Ireland
Scotland
England
Wales
Italy

FRANCE will win because of the way the fixtures fall and the strength and exp of their squad. They have 3 home games, facing the 2 toughest sides England and Ireland, in Paris. They have great half backs who can control games and release the outside backs in Elissalde, Parra and Trinh Duc. Some top backs outside them in the shape of Bastareaud, Clerc and Rougerie. The pack is very strong esp in the back row where Harinordoquy is coming into his best vintage.

IRELAND: When Munster rugby is strong Irish rugby is strong. O'Connell and O'Driscoll both had great Lions tours and will push the team on from last year. They'll not win the championship because France will edge it in Paris, but they'll be very close.

SCOTLAND will do well, but success will depend on winning at least one of the 2 difficult home games. Off the back of a win against France they could win in Cardiff and confidence can breed 6Ns success. Glasgow and Edinburgh have found ways to win in the Magners and win ugly, we can build on a very good Autumn series.

ENGLAND will beat the Welsh at Twickers and lose to Scotland at Murrayfield. The Irish should go to twickenham and win. They'll win again against the Italians, but prob lose to the French in Paris. 2 wins = 4th place.

WALES have no Scrum half, and they only have one easy home game in the Italians. It's gonna be a struggle for them after a dismal Autumn and I think they'll lose all but 1 game.

ITALY have not got enough behind the pack to challenge the rest so they'll get the wooden spoon. They need at least 3 or 4 players of Parisse's quallity before they'll be able to win many games against the top sides.

OTHER PREDICTIONS:
No Grand Slam - it'll come down to who out of France and Ireland have the best points difference.
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Postby Stevie » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:04 pm

Scotland team:

Scotland team (sponsor Murray) to play France in the RBS 6 Nations Championship at Murrayfield on Sunday 7 February (kick-off 3pm)

15 Chris Paterson (Edinburgh) 98 caps, 741 points through 22 tries, 150 penalties, 86 conversions, 3 drop goals

14 Thom Evans (Glasgow Warriors) 8 caps, 5 points through 1 try
13 Max Evans (Glasgow Warriors) 6 caps, 5 points through 1 try
12 Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors) 18 caps, 15 points through 3 tries
11 Sean Lamont (Scarlets) 40 caps, 35 points through 7 tries


10 Phil Godman (Edinburgh) 20 caps, 71 points through 1 try, 12 conversions, 14 penalties
9 Chris Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors) CAPTAIN 47 caps, 15 points through 3 tries

1 Alasdair Dickinson (Gloucester) 13 caps
2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh) 33 caps, 10 points through 2 tries
3 Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors) 5 caps
4 Nathan Hines (Leinster) 61 caps, 10 points through 2 tries
5 Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors) 20 caps
6 Kelly Brown (Glasgow Warriors) 30 caps, 15 points through 3 tries
8 Johnnie Beattie (Glasgow Warriors) 7 caps, 10 points through 2 tries
7 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors) 13 caps, 5 points through 1 try

Substitutes
16 Scott Lawson (Gloucester) 16 caps, 10 points through 2 tries
17 Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh) 40 caps
18 Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped
19 Alan MacDonald (Edinburgh) 1 cap
20 Rory Lawson (Gloucester) 17 caps
21 Alex Grove (Worcester) 3 caps
22 Hugo Southwell (Stade Francais) 48 caps, 40 points through 8 tries

Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales). Touch-judges: Chris White (England) and Tim Hayes (Wales). Television match official: Geoff Hughes (England)
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Postby teenwolf » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:16 pm

ooft - that brought me back to earth with a thump

any predicitions of who's gonna win now. Obv France, England and Ireland are all in the driving seat.
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