RE: Six Nations 2012
England will be tough opponents, they have not been convincing in their wins against Scotland or Italy and i think for a change the Welsh pack has the beating of the English pack too. There is no one to fear from the pack and because of that the likes of Foden and Ashton havent been able to shine.
Hmm not sure I agree with much of this.
1. On current form I don't think we will be tough opponents, I fear the papers the day following the game will include the word "humiliation"
2. I think we will actually beast you in the tight, but hartley has the cows arse bamjo interface problems which have been the bane of all England hookers in the lineout since Moore. In the loose I concede we are poor, Robshaw is not international class.
3. The lack of Foden Ashton and Strettle is more to do with problems from 9-13, rather than the pack.
4. How to win. use the back row to attack Hodgson down the number 10 channel, the English defence is forced narrow, George North gets a hatful round the outside.
I am afraid, very afraid
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England will be tough mate, after all would they want a hammering at HQ and Wales never like being favourites!
Beast us in the tight!!! Two players for you Gethin Jenkins and Adam Jones, best props in Britain by a country mile!!
Hopefully Matthew Rees could figure in that game too, Huw Bennett has improved 100% during the World Cup. A year ago he was a colossal liability. However even with these hookers our lineout is still dodgy sometimes too.
England back row is not of good quality. Robshaw et al are good club players, but are not world class. Lydiate, Warburton and Faletau will not have much problems with this lot.
England do have problems at 9-13, Wilkinson was beyond his best and was forced to play on, Ellis retiring and a glut of average scrum halves appearing, no natural playmakers. However England backs have always looked good when given a ball on a plate from a powerful pack. This time they havent and it seems England backs dont know what to do. Farrell's a good player and a good kicker but he needs a playmaker with him. Bennett is a sound tackler and thats it and would Tuliagi do a good partnership.
Wales will win i dont think it will be hammering. However i would like that to happen, seen far too many Welsh sides, some with good players, taken to pieces and destroyed at Twickers......