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Six Nations What's the point of it ? 21:12 - Feb 23 with 2758 viewswestside

No team gets promoted.
No team gets relegated
No team has to qualify for it.
Same teams every year.
Cr8p adverts.
Weatherman bleeting on about it.
Awful pundits and commentators like Butler and the rest of the has beens.
Plastic fans come out the woodwork and go to the pub to support a tv screen.
Brexit should ban it.
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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 21:18 - Feb 23 with 1883 viewsWxmJax

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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 21:21 - Feb 23 with 1875 viewsbuilthjack

About a dozen truly professional countries play it, with the rest being part timers.
There needs to be a number of divisions in the 6 nation, with promotion and relegation. The same 6 every year , why is that? Make it 18 nation, or 24 nation. Or are they scared that a few of the existing 6 nations countries will drop down a division?

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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 21:42 - Feb 23 with 1848 viewsdickythorpe

It isn't football see. Different game, different expectations and different mindset.

Tougher players as well.

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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 22:06 - Feb 23 with 1816 viewsjackrmee

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 21:42 - Feb 23 by dickythorpe

It isn't football see. Different game, different expectations and different mindset.

Tougher players as well.


And sh!t

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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 22:10 - Feb 23 with 1811 viewsjackrabbit

Anybody who doesn’t have an appreciation of a game like today’s must have had their sporting nerve ends removed. I love football but for real edge of the seat breathlessness whilst watching a war of attrition, no quarter given, any mistake pounced on and punished severely, unbelievable athleticism, physicality and raw courage, combined with instantaneous decision-making under extreme physical and mental pressure - it’s got to be international rugby.

And do you know what? I love football an’ all - it doesn’t cost me anything.
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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 22:37 - Feb 23 with 1758 viewscontroversial_jack

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 22:10 - Feb 23 by jackrabbit

Anybody who doesn’t have an appreciation of a game like today’s must have had their sporting nerve ends removed. I love football but for real edge of the seat breathlessness whilst watching a war of attrition, no quarter given, any mistake pounced on and punished severely, unbelievable athleticism, physicality and raw courage, combined with instantaneous decision-making under extreme physical and mental pressure - it’s got to be international rugby.

And do you know what? I love football an’ all - it doesn’t cost me anything.
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Today's game wasn't typical.Many games have one side beating others by 20 , 30, or 40 points; where's the competition in that? It is physical, but they certainly aren't as athletic as top footballers who run miles every game.

Too many stoppages, too many rules and most games bore the pants off me - and no atmosphere for all but some internationals
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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 22:51 - Feb 23 with 1729 viewsSirjohnalot

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 22:37 - Feb 23 by controversial_jack

Today's game wasn't typical.Many games have one side beating others by 20 , 30, or 40 points; where's the competition in that? It is physical, but they certainly aren't as athletic as top footballers who run miles every game.

Too many stoppages, too many rules and most games bore the pants off me - and no atmosphere for all but some internationals


Not sure I understand the point of ‘ my sport is better than your sport ‘ comments.

All sports, have the ability to be totally absorbing, mesmerising, exciting, skilful, predictable, woeful, lacklustre, etc that’s the whole point of them. Every sport that exist, must be capable of the above otherwise people wouldn’t watch or support and the game would die.

Watched 100s of games of rugby over the years, mostly Neath, it’s my favourite sport, but wouldn’t decry other sports I don’t watch, mainly because I don’t understand them enough and therefore won’t appreciate them.

Just enjoy a win over England
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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 22:56 - Feb 23 with 1718 viewsexiledclaseboy

Rugby doesn’t do it for me. It’s an odd game and I’ve always despised the culture of welsh rugby with every fibre of my being. That whole daffodil hat and got to watch the boys in the match thing. Pseudo nationalistic bollocks. But each to their own.

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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 22:59 - Feb 23 with 1714 viewslifelong

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 22:51 - Feb 23 by Sirjohnalot

Not sure I understand the point of ‘ my sport is better than your sport ‘ comments.

All sports, have the ability to be totally absorbing, mesmerising, exciting, skilful, predictable, woeful, lacklustre, etc that’s the whole point of them. Every sport that exist, must be capable of the above otherwise people wouldn’t watch or support and the game would die.

Watched 100s of games of rugby over the years, mostly Neath, it’s my favourite sport, but wouldn’t decry other sports I don’t watch, mainly because I don’t understand them enough and therefore won’t appreciate them.

Just enjoy a win over England


I am not a rugger fan but I like the six nations, we should have a six nations in football.
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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 00:19 - Feb 24 with 1645 viewslonglostjack

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 22:56 - Feb 23 by exiledclaseboy

Rugby doesn’t do it for me. It’s an odd game and I’ve always despised the culture of welsh rugby with every fibre of my being. That whole daffodil hat and got to watch the boys in the match thing. Pseudo nationalistic bollocks. But each to their own.


Ignore the daffodil brigade. It was a hell of a sporting achievement today and all the sweeter because we beat the Saes. That probably makes me a racist but what the hell.

As for sexism - sorry BBC I have no interest in women’s rugby at all although having said that the French girl in the ad is really attractive, you knew that though didn’t you?
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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 00:19 - Feb 24 with 1643 viewscontroversial_jack

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 22:59 - Feb 23 by lifelong

I am not a rugger fan but I like the six nations, we should have a six nations in football.


We did at one time have similar, it was called the home internationals, but I think it was stopped in the 80s, I can't remember why - maybe someone can remember?I used to enjoy them very much.
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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 00:21 - Feb 24 with 1639 viewslonglostjack

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 00:19 - Feb 24 by controversial_jack

We did at one time have similar, it was called the home internationals, but I think it was stopped in the 80s, I can't remember why - maybe someone can remember?I used to enjoy them very much.


Nothing to do with the English FA I don’t suppose.

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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 00:27 - Feb 24 with 1632 viewstheloneranger

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 00:19 - Feb 24 by controversial_jack

We did at one time have similar, it was called the home internationals, but I think it was stopped in the 80s, I can't remember why - maybe someone can remember?I used to enjoy them very much.


Players tired at the end of the season ...

So now they take those same tired players on tour, to play in aimless tournaments and make loads of money.
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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 06:39 - Feb 24 with 1530 viewssdh1412

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 22:59 - Feb 23 by lifelong

I am not a rugger fan but I like the six nations, we should have a six nations in football.


We used to it was called the Home Internationals. Played at the end of every season.
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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 07:48 - Feb 24 with 1482 viewsdeepdale81

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 06:39 - Feb 24 by sdh1412

We used to it was called the Home Internationals. Played at the end of every season.


We have to remember why these tournaments were started in the first place.A victorian idea to bring the united.kingdom together.
Less division. Probably something we could learn from today in view of current politics.
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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 07:51 - Feb 24 with 1475 views1983

Support Wales in everything and anything and to beat the Jeremy's & Nigel's is the icing on the cake.

Prosser is a tosser FACT!!
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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 08:07 - Feb 24 with 1441 viewszedlep

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 00:19 - Feb 24 by controversial_jack

We did at one time have similar, it was called the home internationals, but I think it was stopped in the 80s, I can't remember why - maybe someone can remember?I used to enjoy them very much.


Stopped because England and Scotland considered it to be below them as Wales and NI weren’t good enough. The last year of it saw N I win, Wales 2nd, England 3rd and Scotland 4th !!!!! Not good enough, my hairy ring piece!

Typically, the ones who bleat on every year on the ‘my sport is better than your sport’ topic are the ones who just don’t understand the complexities of rugby or had a more pointed lesson in how useless they were at sport when they played it that one time in school. I suppose it’s easier to hide on a football pitch than a rugby one.
It helps if you have played both (I have). The beauty of the two parts of a rugby team (forwards and backs) working well off each other can be breathtaking.
As Mr T said in the A Team “I pity the fools who can’t understand Rugby Union” .... I think.

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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 08:36 - Feb 24 with 1412 viewsMrSwerve

Rumour has it the five/six nations were invented solely to annoy some football fans.

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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 10:13 - Feb 24 with 1327 viewsBLAZE

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 08:36 - Feb 24 by MrSwerve

Rumour has it the five/six nations were invented solely to annoy some football fans.


I think it worked


Rugby - without doubt our national game
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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 10:21 - Feb 24 with 1316 viewsThrasher6

Allows everyone to get drunk in six capital cities....

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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 10:29 - Feb 24 with 1300 viewsunion_jack

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 10:13 - Feb 24 by BLAZE

I think it worked


Rugby - without doubt our national game


At international level, most likely yes. At club level, nowhere near it.

The 6 Nations is always well patronised, eagerly awaited annually and a great weekends entertainment both on and off the pitch. It doesn’t need leagues or groups or promotion / relegation. It is what it is and has been for many years and long may it continue.

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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 11:33 - Feb 25 with 981 viewsTom1912

One of the best sporting events of the year, is the point of it, but each to his/her own.
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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 11:37 - Feb 25 with 976 viewsJackSomething

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 10:29 - Feb 24 by union_jack

At international level, most likely yes. At club level, nowhere near it.

The 6 Nations is always well patronised, eagerly awaited annually and a great weekends entertainment both on and off the pitch. It doesn’t need leagues or groups or promotion / relegation. It is what it is and has been for many years and long may it continue.


Nailed it.

You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.

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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 13:06 - Feb 25 with 933 viewsdickythorpe

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 22:56 - Feb 23 by exiledclaseboy

Rugby doesn’t do it for me. It’s an odd game and I’ve always despised the culture of welsh rugby with every fibre of my being. That whole daffodil hat and got to watch the boys in the match thing. Pseudo nationalistic bollocks. But each to their own.


It certainly has a lot of idiots getting drunk and making a nuisance of themselves.......92 football league clubs every Saturday have the same problem.....but I have only been threatened with violence at a rugby match.

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Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 13:57 - Feb 25 with 885 viewsunion_jack

Six Nations What's the point of it ? on 22:56 - Feb 23 by exiledclaseboy

Rugby doesn’t do it for me. It’s an odd game and I’ve always despised the culture of welsh rugby with every fibre of my being. That whole daffodil hat and got to watch the boys in the match thing. Pseudo nationalistic bollocks. But each to their own.


Even though I love it, some of the examples of why you don’t chime with me.


Especially those bloody daffodil hats!!!

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