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Difficult to predict.
Both teams had a great work ethic in their first games but both made too many unforced errors.
Longer-term - England appear to have much more potential.
Posted 19:16 09th February 2012
I officially declare that this topic wins at the internets. Congratulations chaps!
Posted 16:05 09th February 2012
At the end, it is not bad if it is limited.
I think I am eligible to play for Italy, but nobody wanted me (I am still a better wing than the Italian ones)
Posted 15:53 09th February 2012
@ heart_of_oak - I couldn't agree more and I like your selection. I'd also like to see their youngest brother - Quentin Tuilagi - on the bench. He could come on at 60 minutes as an impact sub. If we also have Tarquin Tuilagi ("TT" to his chums), we'd have the makings of a team.
And those Italians are a disgrace! I am sick to death of them poaching third-world countries for players, capping them once and then sending them off into the wilderness. And what's more, I heard that those dastardly Kiwis have bribed the officials for Saturday to ensure that, in and England : Italy match, the Boks lose.
A disgrace, I tell you!
Posted 14:06 09th February 2012
I think it's an absolute disgrace that a south african is playing for Italy. I think we should talk about nothing but how absolutely dreadful this is. We should forget all about rugby and focus on nationality and insist that only someone who can trace an Italian lineage back to Caligula is allowed to play for Italy. If they can't do this, they should be hung drawn and quartered and their entrails burnt at the stake.
England meanwhile go into the match fielding a team made up entirely of the Tuilagi clan, and please note everyone, there is no N in Tuilagi. Props will be Phil and Dave Tuilagi with little Jimmy Tuilagi at scrum half and Nigel and Rupert Tuilagi on the wings.
I learnt all this on PlanetMacRugby, that bain of all sassenachs, not 5 minutes ago, honest I did.
Posted 12:30 08th February 2012
Its a tough game for england, they played exactly how I expected them to play against scotland, lots of mistakes due to unfamilarity, scotland lost that game england didn;t win it. Italy will be very tough too and england need to imporve quickly to score points. on the other hand, italy didn;t show much against france attack wise either. The italian backline is still a weakness so I think its a pretty even game with Italy shading it.
Posted 10:09 08th February 2012