Sunday, February 27, 2005

Six Nations Rugby Round-Up II

This year's edition of the Six Nations Rugby Tournament is shaping up to be rather interesting. In this weekend's action, France lost at home to Wales, 24 to 18, England lost in Dublin to the Irish, 19 to 13 and Gli Azzurri of Italy lost in Scotland, 18 to 10. With the French loosing at home to Wales, only Ireland and Wales have the possiblity of a "Grand Slam", or going 5-0 this year. If Ireland won the Grand Slam, it would be the first time since 1948. If Wales won the Grand Slam, it would be the first time since 1978.

Both Ireland and Wales are 3-0 in the standings, France is 2-1, Scotland 1-2 and England and Italy are both at 0-3. England, Scotland and Italy are out of the running for the trophy and only have the "wooden spoon" to avoid this year. The next games are the weekend of 12-13 March where Gli Azzurri travel to England, France travels to Ireland and Wales travels to Scotland. This years winner could come down to the game between Ireland and Wales on the 19th of March in Cardiff. Although Wales looks good, I think the winner this year will be Ireland since they have always been up there every year. Hopefully, gli Azzurri can avoid the dreaded "wooden spoon" and win at least one game. I think that England will probably clean their clocks when they travel there for the 13 of March, but maybe they can pull it out against France in Rome on the 19th. We can only hope.


At 9:53 AM, Anonymous online sports betting said...

The opening round of Six Nations fixtures certainly didn’t disappoint. We had a tense thriller (Ireland 16 – 11 Italy), a shocking upset (England 19 – 26 Wales) - which must have cost the bookies in Wales a few quid, seen as though the Welsh were massive underdogs and not to mention the Taffies like a bit of Rugby Betting UK. Then there were the brave Scots; who went down 27-6 to France. So many parts of Scotland’s game were working well and all three of the French tries came from schoolboy errors by the Scots... I hope their confidence is still in tact because they actually played really well.


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