Six Nations Week 3 Recap

Week 3 of the 6 Nations just wrapped up this weekend. It might just be me but the 6 Nations just seems to get better and better. It’s so exciting. So with that being said the matches this past weekend were awesome.

Scotland over Wales 29 to 13

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This match was a little bit of a surprise to me. I know that Scotland had a great team coming into the tournament this year. They already beat Ireland and almost beat France so I figured they could beat Wales, but I didn’t think it was going to turn into the match it did. Scotland ended up giving Wales a good whooping even though they don’t have Laidlaw (their captain and starting #9). It also ended a ten year losing streak to Wales.

So with all things considered including England’s mediocre performance against Italy, if I was England I would make sure I’m ready to play come March 11th when these two teams meet.

Also if this happens, that’s a 34 year at Twickenham losing streak broken.

Ireland over France 19 to 9

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Again, another great match and very entertaining. Albeit not high scoring. Ireland brought Sexton back who missed the first two rounds with an injury. I honestly wasn’t too sure why since he basically came straight off the couch. Well in the 2nd half I had to eat my words because Sexton came alive and showed yet again why he’s Ireland’s 10. His drop goal just before the 50th minute was awesome and wholly unexpected. Jump to @1:38 in the clip to see the kick. Ireland is now 2nd on the table behind England to win the 6 nations.
England over Italy 36 to 15

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This match was awesome. It was great to see Italy play some great rugby against England. It was also super cool to see a team play with the rugby laws a bit. On top of all that it was really great to watch England struggle with what they were seeing. When Haskell and Hartley talked to the referee to try and get some clarification on what was happening. I just thought that was great and I couldn’t help but laugh. Just too good. Too good to watch some of the best players in the world befuddled by the Italian 9 standing in their passing lane. Guys read a rule book and stop complaining.

We have another break this weekend. Not to worry though, hot 6 nations action is returning on the 10th.

Friday 10th March 2017
Wales v Ireland at Principality Stadium, Cardiff 8:05pm

Saturday 11th March 2017
Italy v France at Stadio Olimpico, Rome 1:30pm (GMT)

England v Scotland at Twickenham Stadium, London 4:00pm

Saturday 18th March 2017
Scotland v Italy at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 12:30pm
France v Wales at Stade de France, Paris 2:45pm (GMT)
Ireland v England at Aviva Stadium, Dublin 5:00pm