Rugby A Game For Gentlemen


For me a non-story.

Joe Schmidt’s team talk will be easier this week though… :slight_smile:



Starting XV

15 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby 32 caps), 14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers 33 caps), 13 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby 39 caps), 12 Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors 12 caps), 11 Elliot Daly (Wasps 17 caps), 10 Owen Farrell (Saracens 57 caps), 9 Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens 30 caps), 1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens 48 caps), 2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints 92 caps), 3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins 9 caps), 4 Maro Itoje (Saracens 18 caps), 5 George Kruis (Saracens 24 caps), 6 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins 63 caps), 7 James Haskell (Wasps 76 caps), 8 Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs 6 caps).

16 Jamie George (Saracens 24 caps), 17 Joe Marler (Harlequins 55 caps), 18 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers 81 caps), 19 Joe Launchbury (Wasps 51 caps), 20 Don Armand (Exeter Chiefs 1 cap), 21 Danny Care (Harlequins 80 caps), 22 George Ford (Leicester Tigers 44 caps), 23 Mike Brown (Harlequins 68 caps).

Some way there, Wigglesworth, Vinopola and Hartley… hmmm.


Not sure about Wigglesworth at 9 but other than that the backs look better. Could maybe try Daly at OC going forward but 2 centre’s in the centre looks better to me. Still need to sort the back row.


We have gone for dumb big thing at 7, The Brand is so damn slow now.


Well, that was great to watch. Italy extremely unlucky.

Now gonna watch England ruin St Patrick’s day for the Irish




England’s bus finally arrived for about 5 minutes, then reapidly disappeared.



Attention !!!

Mike Brown passed the ball to a winger!


Not only a pass by Mike Brown but an actual out of the back of the hand offload!


Unbelievable !!!




Congratulations to Ireland,
A worthy Grand Slam on St Patrick’s Day.

i t used to be a bit of a thing for a lot of Irishmen to go ‘dry’ from Ist Jan to St Patrick’s Day.
I am sure a fair few will enjoy breaking their ‘fast’ tonight!




It’s OK Olan. I’ll drink your share :+1:




Yes,congratulations to Ireland. Worthy GS winners. England back to the drawing board.


I have never, ever heard that before. But, then again, all my family are from the PRC


Well done Ireland, that’s how to play rugby, terrific.


People’s Republic of China?