In honour of not having any responsibilities, I will watch all 48 games.
I think England's performance against Ireland sums them up - inexperienced youth with old fucks whose presence means more than anything they can do on the pitch. Tuilagi is shit in defence, especially when he decides to tackle with his arms. Send him back to return kicks though and he's dangerous. 2015 will be England's world cup for the winning. Especially as the tournament will be in England.
I think Wales are the strongest and fittest they've ever been. SA are looking shaky recently, so the pool is Wales's for the taking. It's not unrealistic for Wales to reach the semis. And that gives ME a semi.
good luck with watching all the games...i'd fucking love to do that. your body clock's gonna be knackered though.
well now - i do agree that 2015 will be VINTAGE for england. i am also concerned that we're taking some crocks (moody) and donkeys (easter, mears) with us when those spaces could go to someone else. however, youngs and wilko are a STERLING half back combo
(that's right - half-back - i like 70s terms) and there's a good combo of experience and RAW LIGHTNING TALENT in the tight 5.
i watched the first england v wales game @ twickers and england played pretty shakily. wales should have been well amongst it but they were a mess. however, crappy southern hemisphere early spring weather and a slippery ball will suit them and on their day, when everything's going right they will be one of the teams to beat. williams' pace is still breathtaking and phillips is one of the best half-backs in the business, as is jones.
this is making me all giddy and excited...i need to print off my fixture list.
loving the website by the way, mate. predictions are pretty much what i'd expect and seem pretty spot on to me.
The man is a walking laughing stock. Hate how he just assumes he should walk into any of Wales' top clubs and has a right to a place in the international squad despite not having played at all for about 2 years and making a complete tool out of himself on TV across the nation.
Even Sam Warburton said he didn't deserve his latest chance, which speaks volumes about how the actual squad feel about him!