March 21, 2009
Rugby Six Nations Final Day
A quick post to preview the day’s up and coming Six Nations matches and in no way whatsoever show extreme bias towards nearly-all-conquering Ireland and their glorious bid to Grand Slam everybody in Britain and a couple of those European mainlanders as well.
Before the championship decider, Italy host France in a game only Italy and France care about while England and Scotland are having their own little ding-dong down at Twickenham, and we should probably just leave them to it.
The only item of ball-based sport that really matters today is happening at the Millennium Stadium where Ireland and Wales battle it out to be the Six Nations champions. The odds are stacked against Wales as they need to win by 13 points to take the championship on the overall points difference, but having already been defeated by France, who were smashed by England, the chance of the Grand Slam remains only for the undefeated Ireland.
It’s been 61 years since they last did it and they didn’t even call it the Grand Slam back then. It was probably just the Okay Slam. If the boys do it tonight, then from this day forward it will be known as the Bloody Marvelous Slam. G’wan Ireland!
Italy v France (Stadio Flamino, 1:15pm)
England v Scotland (Twickenham, 3:30pm)
Wales v Ireland (Millennium Stadium, 5:30pm)
All games live on BBC 1