2019 Six Nations Round 3 Poll

So, it’s Wales’ Six Nations to lose—nailed-on Grand Slammers and probably destined to beat Ireland in the World Cup final too. Which Welsh player won’t make your team of the week?

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Josh Adams rounds the Welsh victory off nicely.

01: Loosehead

  • (WAL) Rob Evans (50%, 20 Votes)
  • (ENG) Ben Moon (20%, 8 Votes)
  • (FRA) Jefferson Poirot (13%, 5 Votes)
  • (IRE) Dave Kilcoyne (10%, 4 Votes)
  • (SCO) Allan Dell (5%, 2 Votes)
  • (ITA) Andrea Lovotti (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 40


02: Hooker

  • (WAL) Ken Owens (48%, 19 Votes)
  • (FRA) Guilhem Guirado (Captain) (25%, 10 Votes)
  • (ENG) Jamie George (15%, 6 Votes)
  • (ITA) Leonardo Ghiraldini (10%, 4 Votes)
  • (IRE) Sean Cronin (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (SCO) Stuart McInally (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 40


03: Tichtheid Prop

  • (WAL) Tomas Francis (38%, 15 Votes)
  • (ENG) Kyle Sinckler (35%, 14 Votes)
  • (FRA) Demba Bamba (25%, 10 Votes)
  • (IRE) Tadhg Furlong (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (ITA) Simone Ferrari (0%, 0 Votes)
  • (SCO) Simon Berghan (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 40


04: Left Lock

  • (WAL) Cory Hill (45%, 18 Votes)
  • (ENG) Courtney Lawes (38%, 15 Votes)
  • (IRE) Ultan Dillane (10%, 4 Votes)
  • (ITA) Federico Ruzza (8%, 3 Votes)
  • (FRA) Sebastien Vahaamahina (0%, 0 Votes)
  • (SCO) Grant Gilchrist (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 40


05: Right Lock

  • (WAL) Alun Wyn Jones (Captain) (79%, 31 Votes)
  • (FRA) Felix Lambey (13%, 5 Votes)
  • (ENG) George Kruis (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (IRE) Quinn Roux (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (SCO) Jonny Gray (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (ITA) Dean Budd (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 39


06: Blindside Cheater

  • (WAL) Josh Navidi (67%, 26 Votes)
  • (ENG) Mark Wilson (10%, 4 Votes)
  • (FRA) Wenceslas Lauret (10%, 4 Votes)
  • (IRE) Peter O'Mahony (8%, 3 Votes)
  • (ITA) Jimmy Tuivaiti (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (SCO) Magnus Bradbury (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

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Morisi gives Italy hope of a famous victory against the Green Meanies.

07: Proper Seven

  • (ENG) Tom Curry (51%, 20 Votes)
  • (WAL) Justin Tipuric (38%, 15 Votes)
  • (SCO) Jamie Ritchie (10%, 4 Votes)
  • (FRA) Arthur Iturria (0%, 0 Votes)
  • (IRE) Sean O'Brien (0%, 0 Votes)
  • (ITA) Maxime Mbanda (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 39


08: Garden Gate

  • (FRA) Louis Picamoles (38%, 15 Votes)
  • (WAL) Ross Moriarty (26%, 10 Votes)
  • (ITA) Bram Steyn (15%, 6 Votes)
  • (ENG) Billy Vunipola (13%, 5 Votes)
  • (IRE) Jordi Murphy (8%, 3 Votes)
  • (SCO) Josh Strauss (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 39


09: Referee's Mentor

  • (ITA) Tito Tebaldi (63%, 24 Votes)
  • (FRA) Antoine Dupont (18%, 7 Votes)
  • (WAL) Gareth Davies (13%, 5 Votes)
  • (ENG) Ben Youngs (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (IRE) Conor Murray (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (SCO) Greig Laidlaw (Captain) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 38


10: Fly Half

  • (FRA) Romain Ntamack (61%, 23 Votes)
  • (ITA) Tommaso Allan (18%, 7 Votes)
  • (IRE) Johnny Sexton (8%, 3 Votes)
  • (WAL) Gareth Anscombe (8%, 3 Votes)
  • (ENG) Owen Farrell (Captain) (5%, 2 Votes)
  • (SCO) Pete Horne (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 38


11: Left Wing

  • (WAL) Josh Adams (61%, 23 Votes)
  • (IRE) Jacob Stockdale (16%, 6 Votes)
  • (ENG) Jack Nowell (8%, 3 Votes)
  • (FRA) Yoann Huget (8%, 3 Votes)
  • (ITA) Angelo Esposito (5%, 2 Votes)
  • (SCO) Sean Maitland (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 38


12: Inside Centre

  • (FRA) Gael Fickou (34%, 13 Votes)
  • (WAL) Hadleigh Parkes (34%, 13 Votes)
  • (ITA) Luca Morisi (18%, 7 Votes)
  • (ENG) Manu Tuilagi (8%, 3 Votes)
  • (IRE) Bundee Aki (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (SCO) Sam Johnson (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 38


13: Outside Centre

  • (WAL) Jonathan Davies (37%, 14 Votes)
  • (ITA) Michele Campagnaro (32%, 12 Votes)
  • (FRA) Mathieu Bastareaud (18%, 7 Votes)
  • (ENG) Henry Slade (8%, 3 Votes)
  • (IRE) Chris Farrell (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (SCO) Nick Grigg (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 38


14: Right Wing

  • (WAL) George North (34%, 13 Votes)
  • (IRE) Keith Earls (29%, 11 Votes)
  • (FRA) Damian Penaud (16%, 6 Votes)
  • (ENG) Jonny May (11%, 4 Votes)
  • (ITA) Edoardo Padovani (11%, 4 Votes)
  • (SCO) Tommy Seymour (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 38

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Yoann Huget starts to enjoy the 2019 Six Nations a little more.

15: Full Back

  • (WAL) Liam Williams (84%, 32 Votes)
  • (ITA) Jayden Hayward (8%, 3 Votes)
  • (ENG) Elliot Daly (5%, 2 Votes)
  • (IRE) Rob Kearney (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (FRA) Thomas Ramos (0%, 0 Votes)
  • (SCO) Blair Kinghorn (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 38


Man of the Men of the Matches

  • (WALvENG) Liam Williams (76%, 29 Votes)
  • (FRAvSCO) Demba Bamba (16%, 6 Votes)
  • (ITAvIRE) Peter O'Mahony (IRE) (8%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 38


Best refereering Performance

  • (FRAvSCO) Nic Berry (AUS) (60%, 21 Votes)
  • (WALvENG) Jaco Peyper (SA) (29%, 10 Votes)
  • (ITAvIRE) Glen Jackson (NZ) (11%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 35


Team with the best try

  • (FRA) Ntamack, Huget, Alldritt (x2) (51%, 19 Votes)
  • (ITA) Padovani, Morisi (22%, 8 Votes)
  • (WAL) Hill, Adams (16%, 6 Votes)
  • (ENG) Curry (5%, 2 Votes)
  • (IRE) Roux, Stockdale, Earls, Murray (5%, 2 Votes)
  • (SCO) Price (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 37


Coach with most reason to be pleased

  • (WAL) Warren Gatland (87%, 33 Votes)
  • (ENG) Eddie Jones (5%, 2 Votes)
  • (FRA) Jacques Brunel (5%, 2 Votes)
  • (IRE) Joe Schmidt (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (ITA) Conor O'Shea (0%, 0 Votes)
  • (SCO) Gregor Townsend (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 38


Coach who should be deepest in the doldrums

  • (SCO) Gregor Townsend (58%, 22 Votes)
  • (ENG) Eddie Jones (34%, 13 Votes)
  • (FRA) Jacques Brunel (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (IRE) Joe Schmidt (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (WAL) Warren Gatland (3%, 1 Votes)
  • (ITA) Conor O'Shea (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 38


Will Wales win the Grand Slam?

  • No (59%, 22 Votes)
  • Yes (41%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 37


Who will win the 2019 Six Nations?

  • Wales (51%, 19 Votes)
  • England (43%, 16 Votes)
  • Ireland (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Scotland (3%, 1 Votes)
  • France (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 37

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Curry bhajis over the line.


984 Comments On “2019 Six Nations Round 3 Poll”

  1. Going back to the World League idea, I understand why if the international game is not working for your country you might at least be open to it. I always go back to this when ideas like this come about: what games are we getting rid of to accommodate it?

  2. @Chekhovian>

    Ah, it’s the diaspora’s fault. Stupid Highland Clearances.

    I think any New Zealanders who qualify to play for Scotland through heritage are more likely to do so because of the Assisted Places Scheme rather than the Highland Clearances.

  3. @tompirracas>

    The farms I worked on in East Lothian all had Kiwis working on them at some point, it was same in the Borders. These guys (and gals) were there as relatives and it had been going back far longer than government programmes.

    There were many who went to Canada, I’m not sure if that has helped Scotland’s ice hockey prospects.

  4. Andre Previn RIP. The BBC have banned youtube from hosting his greatest moment, it appears, so we’ll have to make do with this instead

  5. @Tichtheid>

    I think TomP’s point was about the age the emigrants would have to be to give their grandchildren eligibility.

    That said, immigrants tend flow to places they have relatives and connections. So we can probably keep pinning the blame on the Highland Clearances.

  6. @FD>

    I think TomP’s point was about the age the emigrants would have to be to give their grandchildren eligibility.
    That said, immigrants tend flow to places they have relatives and connections. So we can probably keep pinning the blame on the Highland Clearances.

    Zactly

  7. I’ve read an argument elsewhere that the increase in filthy lucre from any new world league will only increase the wages arms race – the SH will play more to keep their players, the NH will pay more to lure them north, all things stay as they are with club owners expecting more for their increase in payments.

    I don’t know if that is what will happen, but I can follow the logic in the argument.

  8. @Tichtheid>

    Aye, my Irish family’s got long-distance family in Canada, the States, Australia (god help them) and NZ. My great-great-grandfather went to NZ for a year in the 1870s but returned to Ireland. I don’t know why. A cousin of my great-grandfather’s was a medical missionary in China – even had a book written about her.

  9. @Tichtheid>

    I used that here and there in training courses about communication, it such a clever line.

    I’m not sure if it’s good or bad that such a talented person is remembered by oiks like me for that routine. RIP, Andrew Privit.

  10. @Tichtheid>

    It’s the logical flaw with raising the salary cap in the Prem – all you do is incentivise agents and players push for more money, rather than allow clubs to bring in a higher calibre of player.

  11. @MisterIks>

    I used that here and there in training courses about communication, it such a clever line.
    I’m not sure if it’s good or bad that such a talented person is remembered by oiks like me for that routine. RIP, Andrew Privit.

    Thing is, back then you’d get “The Real Deal” on the telly, Previn and John Williams giving a recital for example – albeit Williams would do a comedy thing with Eric Sykes first.

    Now you get talent shows “doing a bit of opera” without any of the training

    So the real thing was made available to massive audiences via Morcambe and Wise, many more that watch tv at the same time now, it was a good thing, imo

  12. Kitson’s weighed in on the idea, landing on the something must be done concept without actually expressing a preference.

  13. @tompirracas>

    Cheers for the link, I’ll read through it later, but I take issue with the statement there that people didn’t emigrate due to the clearances.
    It may not have happened straight away, but for example the itinerant farm workers in Scotland often came from previously settled peoples. They were moved off the land and worked seasonally, moving around, and then some emigrated.

    The “harsh economic circumstances” mentioned there were as much a result of the changes initiated/ exacerbated by the Clearances. It was a huge cultural change and a breach of the most fundamental trust that had been the norm for so long.

    There is a good episode of In Our Time about the Clearances.

  14. @Tichtheid>

    In the new edition of the London Review of Books there’s a long (5,000-word) review of Tom Devine’s book about the Clearances. Brings out the long lingering impact of the events – starts of referring to The Proclaimers and takes in Edwin Muir, Hugh MacDiarmud, Grassic Gibbon, Walter Scott and the dreadful Patrick Sellar.

    It’s subscriber only, unfortunately, but does mention:

    Dunbar in East Lothian, for example, has an annual rainfall of 22.05 inches, which is less than Barcelona’s

  15. @tompirracas>

    There is a reason it’s known as Sunny Dunny, it continually has the record for the most hours of sunshine in Scotland.
    My old Geography teacher used to take the readings from the weather station, which was situated between the firsts and seconds pitches of DRFC

    What that doesn’t tell is that as sunny as it might be, the wind would take the skin off you.
    Weather-beaten is a good look.

    The only place I’ve ever had sunstroke was in Dunbar.

  16. @tompirracas>

    I haven’t read that and to be honest I have no time to read anything atm, I’m getting the house ready for sale.

    If the subject comes up again in six to eight months or so, give me a nudge about that

  17. @Tichtheid>

    He mentions that about 2 sentences later.

    WARNING: CONTAINS THE WORDS N***H and B*****K

    North-west Scotland gets between 711 and 1140 hours of sunshine a year, while south-east Scotland has between 1471 and 1540 hours – perhaps twice as much (though anyone who has spent a summer week in Ullapool followed by another in N***h B*****k will doubt the multiple can be so low).

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