Six Nations 2013 Round Three

6nAnd so to the crucial Round Three of the tournament. Though why Round Three should be any more crucial than any other week is beyond us. In fact, to quote sage pundit Jiffy on the matter: “Go left! Go left! Go left!”

All we can hope for are good contests. Especially in the scrums. On which basis we emailed the following to each team’s HQ just in case it might be news to them:

rugby_drill_image160Our email of same to the refs’ brainstrust bounded back to us marked “Unknown at this address”.

The contests

Saturday 23rd

Italy -v- Wales  Stadio Olimpico  14:30

England -v- France  Twickenham  17:00

Sunday 24th

Scotland -v- Ireland  Murrayfield  14:00

The only certainty is that, thankfully, they won’t be playing on green plastic.

Steve "Steve Borthwick" Borthwick can't speak highly enough of green plastic turf: "Never needs mowing plus there's somewhere to keep your car keys."

Steve “Steve Borthwick” Borthwick can’t speak highly enough of green plastic turf: “Never needs mowing plus I’ve got somewhere to store the Band-Aids for my conk.”

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530 Responses to Six Nations 2013 Round Three

  1. killerline says:

    Halfpenny is a beast.

  2. thaumaturge says:

    Did Phillips do something?

  3. dermott says:

    Nice piece of obstruction in the try.

  4. Now we just need Roberts to step up and make a case for selection.

  5. Utnapishtm says:

    to be fair, cuthburt is some finisher. if someone could teach him some other rugby skills he could be a great player.

  6. karl1976 says:

    Fuck me, it’s a championship decider in cardiff on the 16th according to jiffy.

    And the english are arrogant?

  7. Utnapishtm says:

    roberts has been poor today. would be tempted to throw hook on at 12 and see what happens

  8. Kocktopuss says:


    Nice of Jiffy to utterly discard Scotland as a threat to Wales. As if we didn’t get enough shite like that from Red Rectum.

  9. Fuck me, it’s a championship decider in cardiff on the 16th according to jiffy.

    And the english are arrogant?

    One doesn’t preclude the other. Arrogance isn’t zero-sum.

  10. killerline says:

    @Karl you ain’t wrong.

    Regardless of other results if I’m the Scotland management there are still a lot of holes in the Wales side that can be exploited.

  11. avsfan says:

    Wasn’t even forward.

  12. Chekhovian says:

    I hope Scotland fucking smash Wales at Murrayfield. Getting very sick of all this Championship decider bollocks.

  13. tompirracas says:

    Be fair to Jiffy, fellas. He said Wales had to get past Scotland, a rejuvenated Scotland.

  14. refitman says:

    Ooh, England v France women’s match on the Beeb red button at 7:20

  15. Utnapishtm says:

    actually the other commentator talking about championship. Jiffy comment was “Scotland will have a lot to say about that”

  16. thaumaturge says:

    Bastard! Should’ve gone for penalty.

  17. Lloyd Williams >Phillips.

  18. karl1976 says:

    FD – I don’t disagree, but it’s exactly the kind of presumptive dismissive comment that so riles the other home nations and former colonials.

  19. refitman says:

    Warburton for Jones??? Ryan did not look happy at that decision.

  20. Utnapishtm says:

    phillips>>>>>any other 9 at present
    poor performance by his standards today but never fails to make a difference

  21. killerline says:

    phillips>>>>>any other 9 at present

    I love this kind of thing.

  22. karl1976 says:

    Ok if I misheard that I withdraw it.

    I really like this llewelyn davies guy. Very good commentator.

  23. Kocktopuss says:

    It’s the 69th minute and I’ve finally noticed North do something this half, maybe this game, and its to knock on.

    He’s becoming prone to going very quiet sometimes.

  24. @ Karl

    Well, wales are generally kind of shit, so it is less bothersome I suppose. There some dismissive arrogance from the Southern Hemisphere for you.

  25. killerline says:

    Did Roberts do anything?

  26. Chekhovian says:

    More hacked off at Shane Williams than jiffy. Wales have nothing to worry about at Murrayfield, apparently. Fucker.

  27. LarryM says:

    So, who’ll be watching this again on iPlayer?

    Still, good result for Wales if a performance to purge from the mind. Italy can’t be happy with their afternoon, awful.

  28. refitman says:

    @killer – he kicked the ball once

  29. gravellbalboa says:

    If you ever meet Huw Llewelyn Davies, remember to tell him where you were born.

  30. Kocktopuss says:

    I’m almost tempted to switch to BBC in a few minutes to see all the Agincourt bollocks.

  31. killerline says:

    @Lazza the France win currently looks anomalous for the Azzurri doesn’t it?

    Nothing about them in the subsequent two games.

  32. avsfan says:

    phillips>>>>>any other 9 at present

    Really? I’d take Youngs in a heart beat over ‘Ol Two Step’.

  33. sagmog says:

    If you ever meet Huw Llewelyn Davies, remember to tell him where you were born.

    Over the border, as it were, in Leeds.

  34. killerline says:

    @REfitman oh yeah I forgot.

  35. Both sides are shite.

    Fancy Scotland to do Wales. Just to jam it down the analysts’ throats.

  36. Utnapishtm says:

    been very impressed with the Italian number 8 today. hope Parisse doesnt walk back into the team on reputation. keep him on the bench and hungry to prove his worth

  37. Leeds?


    I like this “full penalty” business.

  38. thaumaturge says:

    Cuthbert’s gonna cry now.

  39. karl1976 says:

    Chek, the annoying thing is the FEAR this is instilling in me. If we lose tomorrow and against wales, we’ll probably capitulate to france irrespective if it is good france or bad france, and it’ll still be that we’ve only beaten italy.

    Just as baldy can throw pelters at the welsh for only being able to win in this little pond, hector and co will be able to do the same about scotland’s supposed ‘resurgence’.

  40. Kocktopuss says:

    NOOOOOO! RTE have lost their signal and they’ve switched to the BBC feed so now I have to listen to Jiffy!

    I don’t not pay my tv licence to be treated like this.


    Fucking boak.

  41. Terrible from hook.

  42. refitman says:

    Tuppence is MotM, from the Italians

  43. thaumaturge says:

    Ha’penny Motm. Heh.

  44. @killer

    So I am trying to decide between Heaslip and his dog in headphones, Heaslip tearing off his tee shirt or Heaslip in a douchey hipster keffiyeh, what would you prefer?

  45. Shit game.

    Well played Wales.

    Burton is mince

  46. Strictly says:

    Bloody hell. Another dire match. May have to think about some kind of law suit for damages. Sure there’s some kind of psychological injury here

  47. Kocktopuss says:

    Can’t wait to see Expro’s take on this one about the quality of Italian backplay today.

  48. gravellbalboa says:

    Well this was a a shocking game. Let’s hope it’s more fu a teickenham.

    Shaun Edwards will be pleased. As should Robyn McBride, as scrum coach. Also halfpenny was excellent with the boot.

    Everything else pretty unexceptional. Scotland have nothing to worry about.

  49. killerline says:

    @FD they all sound good to me.

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