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Six Nations 2018
Wales and Scotland have announced their teams for the 2018 tournament:

Wales

Forwards: Rob Evans (Scarlets), Wyn Jones (Scarlets), Nicky Smith (Ospreys), Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Elliot Dee (Dragons), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues), Adam Beard (Ospreys), Bradley Davies (Ospreys), Seb Davies (Cardiff Blues), Cory Hill (Dragons), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, capt), James Davies (Scarlets), Taulupe Faletau (Bath), Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Ross Moriarty (Gloucester), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues), Aaron Shingler (Scarlets), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys).

Backs: Aled Davies (Scarlets), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Patchell (Scarlets), Rhys Priestland (Bath), Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets), Owen Watkin (Ospreys), Owen Williams (Gloucester), Scott Williams (Scarlets), Josh Adams (Worcester Warriors), Hallam Amos (Dragons), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), Steff Evans (Scarlets), Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets), George North (Northampton Saints), Liam Williams (Saracens).

Scotland

Forwards: John Barclay CAPTAIN (Scarlets), Simon Berghan (Edinburgh Rugby), Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors), Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh Rugby), David Denton (Worcester Warriors), Cornell Du Preez (Edinburgh Rugby), Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby), Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Richie Gray (Toulouse), Luke Hamilton (Leicester Tigers), Rob Harley (Glasgow Warriors), Scott Lawson (Newcastle Falcons), Murray McCallum (Edinburgh Rugby), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby), Gordon Reid (London Irish), D’arcy Rae (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Toolis (Edinburgh Rugby), George Turner (Glasgow Warriors), Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby), Jon Welsh (Newcastle Falcons), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors)

Backs: Mark Bennett (Edinburgh Rugby), Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors), Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors), Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons), Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors), Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors), Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors), Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby), Greig Laidlaw (ASM Clermont Auvergne), Sean Maitland (Saracens), Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks), Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors), Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow Warriors), Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors), Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors), Duncan Taylor (Saracens), Nathan Fowles (Edinburgh Rugby)

The other four nations should be announcing their teams in due course.

Which team, do you think, is going to win the tournament this year?
16-01-2018 18:20
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RE: Six Nations 2018
Don't know too much about Rugby but it will be a good indicator on England's chances at the World Cup.
16-01-2018 18:22
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RE: Six Nations 2018
Think i might have a crack at watching this to try and get into rugby whilst Scotland are still reasonably decent at it
16-01-2018 18:30
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RE: Six Nations 2018
(16-01-2018 18:30)seanmacca100 Wrote:  Think i might have a crack at watching this to try and get into rugby whilst Scotland are still reasonably decent at it

France might do well, England are the best side and should win it.
16-01-2018 18:33
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RE: Six Nations 2018
I'm going for England to win, but Wales and France will push them hard.

Josh Adams and James Davies have been touted as very good uncapped players for Wales, so they should be ones to watch.

Scotland could possibly be dark horses after an encouraging 2017, Ireland will want to build on a decent Autumn series, but alas for Italy it will be an all but impossible task.
16-01-2018 18:41
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RE: Six Nations 2018
(16-01-2018 18:30)seanmacca100 Wrote:  Think i might have a crack at watching this to try and get into rugby whilst Scotland are still reasonably decent at it

Sean you should try and get to Murrayfield to watch a game, I think the atmosphere would convince you. It really is fantastic and if you are a Scot it would make the hair stand up on the back of your neck!

I am making my third trip to Murrayfield for the Scotland v England game, I think England have to be favourites to win the six nations with the squad they have, but if Scotland don't get too many injuries they have the chance of their best finish for years.
16-01-2018 19:24
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RE: Six Nations 2018
I think Man City will win it.
16-01-2018 21:33
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(16-01-2018 21:33)Magic147 Wrote:  I think Man City will win it.

They’ve more chance than the Jocks.
16-01-2018 21:34
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RE: Six Nations 2018
England but the away game in France could be pivotal.
19-01-2018 16:06
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(16-01-2018 21:33)Magic147 Wrote:  I think Man City will win it.

Scotland could be dark horses, definitely resurgent and could cause teams problems.

Personally, I think that the final table will be:

1. England
2. Wales
3. France
4. Scotland
5. Ireland
6. Italy
19-01-2018 16:09
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Ah, so that's why they call it the 6 nations.
19-01-2018 17:36
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Amazingly so.

Although, there are calls for Georgia to replace Italy in the tournament.
19-01-2018 21:31
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(19-01-2018 21:31)Windridge Wrote:  Amazingly so.

Although, there are calls for Georgia to replace Italy in the tournament.

Is she good at rugby?
19-01-2018 21:40
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RE: Six Nations 2018
England team to face Italy

From:

Backs

Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Nathan Earle (Saracens) (uncapped)
Harry Mallinder (Northampton Saints) (uncapped)
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)
Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)
Danny Care (Harlequins)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
Alex Lozowski (Saracens)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins) (uncapped and apprentice player)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Forwards

Gary Graham (Newcastle Falcons) (uncapped)
Nick Isiekwe (Saracens)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby) (uncapped)
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)
Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby)
Lewis Boyce (Harlequins) (uncapped)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby) (uncapped)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs) (uncapped)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)

Fair to say that some England fans are split on this team. The 'You Must Play The Armitage's At All Costs' army have certainly been loud on social media.
19-01-2018 21:42
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RE: Six Nations 2018
(19-01-2018 21:40)Magic147 Wrote:  Is she good at rugby?

Laugh Biggrin

Currently ranked just outside the Top 10 rugby nations worldwide (12th).

Italy are 14th in the table.
19-01-2018 21:48
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