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Six Nations Round 1

Missed the earlier 2 games as I didn't want to play them, however, I'm jumping all over Ireland tonight against Wales.

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Wales to cover +5.5 v Ireland

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Took the over 46 England/Scotland yesterday at EVS, but missed out on a real gem. I seriously considered Wilkinson over 26pts at 5/1, but decided I was being too optimistic for him (although it was on the basis England would thrash Scotland, which they did).

I never like Ireland as favs, they have forever failed to deal with expectation, remember not long ago when they were supposed to win the Grandslam?

I'll probably leave the match itself, but am thinking of the points total, any thoughts?

Wales don't look full of points, but playing at home will get them some decisions and possibly find their way to 20+. Ireland have more firepower, and should if they are to win reach that total at least.

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Under 44pts 11/10
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Took the over 46 England/Scotland yesterday at EVS, but missed out on a real gem. I seriously considered Wilkinson over 26pts at 5/1, but decided I was being too optimistic for him (although it was on the basis England would thrash Scotland, which they did).

I never like Ireland as favs, they have forever failed to deal with expectation, remember not long ago when they were supposed to win the Grandslam?

I'll probably leave the match itself, but am thinking of the points total, any thoughts?

Wales don't look full of points, but playing at home will get them some decisions and possibly find their way to 20+. Ireland have more firepower, and should if they are to win reach that total at least.

State of play is;

Over 46pts 10/11
Under 44pts 11/10
44-46pts 7/1


Looking at the team sheets Wales are fielding a pretty inexperienced backline, but there is certainly some potential for points. However depends on whether Ireland play their boring territory game on the back of O'Gara's boot. I'm thinking they will hence believe this one will be a decided by a score either way.

In terms of Ireland winning the Grand Slam, their schedule definitely will help them - they play probably the two hardest opponents France and England at home this year. I had a little nibble at them to win the slam earlier this week at $5.20
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That's my concern for points coming from Wales, and I'm not a fan of Jones or O'Gara either, they both annoy the hell out of me.

Ireland have points in them, but you wonder whether that will come to fruition in the 1st 6 Nations match away from home. As you say, they may well play their boring territory based game instead of being a little more creative and adventurous.

Wales due to injuries/suspensions, have gone for a solid based backline. No Williams, Thomas and Henson surely reduces their ability to put some points up. With Jones and Hook in the side, they will possibly look for territory too, and you can imagine the game ending up 20-17, 19-16 either way, something like that.

Wales should win the battle upfront, limiting the opportunity for the Irish backs to cut loose, and enabling Wales to play a territorial game if that's what they wish. You have to think that at home 1st match up, they are not going to get rolled over or make it easy for the Irish even with the absences.

At the moment, I'm siding with the under 44, and a saver on 44-46.
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anyone watching this?? would like to make a bet at HT
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Same as pre-match, very close to call. Wales might be made to rue not putting one or two tries on the board when they were in charge in the 1st half.
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Same as pre-match, very close to call. Wales might be made to rue not putting one or two tries on the board when they were in charge in the 1st half.
thanks jayjay i thought so and left it alone
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At the moment, I'm siding with the under 44, and a saver on 44-46.
Under is bank.

A hard fought match, I actually felt Wales were the slightly better side in general, but Ireland were ruthlessly efficient when chances came their way, and Wales did not convert any of their good positions into tries.

A character win for Ireland more than an impressive one, Wales will feel satisfied with their performance and effort but not in their failure to capitalise on try scoring opportunities.
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Missed the earlier 2 games as I didn't want to play them, however, I'm jumping all over Ireland tonight against Wales.

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Good start to the team who I think will win the 6 nations and be in the world cup final against New Zealand later on in the year.
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No reason why not - that was a very underpar performance by Ireland yet theys till outscored Wales by 3 tries to 0. They made light of the "powerful" Welsh pack and the class shone through at the end.

I was actually there at the match and there was a great deal of optimism in the Welsh camp but I'd be quite tempted to back Scotland to beat them next Saturday especially if speedsters such as Shane Williams don't return.
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