2019 Six Nations Round 5 Poll

All over and what can one say but congratulations to Wales on another Grand Slam — and to each each of the other Grand Slammers! Time to pick your team of the final round…

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Llongyfarchiadau i Gymru!

01: Prop pen rhydd

  • (WAL) Rob Evans (77%, 36 Votes)
  • (ENG) Ben Moon (11%, 5 Votes)
  • (SCO) Allan Dell (9%, 4 Votes)
  • (IRE) Cian Healy (4%, 2 Votes)
  • (FRA) Etienne Falgoux (0%, 0 Votes)
  • (ITA) Andrea Lovotti (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 47

02: Bachwr

  • (WAL) Ken Owens (41%, 19 Votes)
  • (SCO) Stuart McInally (30%, 14 Votes)
  • (ENG) Jamie George (24%, 11 Votes)
  • (IRE) Rory Best (2%, 1 Votes)
  • (ITA) Leonardo Ghiraldini (2%, 1 Votes)
  • (FRA) Guilhem Guirado (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 46

03: Prop pen tynn

  • (WAL) Tomas Francis (48%, 22 Votes)
  • (ENG) Kyle Sinckler (33%, 15 Votes)
  • (IRE) Tadhg Furlong (9%, 4 Votes)
  • (SCO) Willem Nel (9%, 4 Votes)
  • (ITA) Tiziano Pasquali (2%, 1 Votes)
  • (FRA) Demba Bamba (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 46

04: Clo ar y chwith

  • (WAL) Adam Beard (43%, 19 Votes)
  • (ENG) Joe Launchbury (23%, 10 Votes)
  • (SCO) Ben Toolis (16%, 7 Votes)
  • (FRA) Felix Lambey (11%, 5 Votes)
  • (IRE) Tadhg Beirne (7%, 3 Votes)
  • (ITA) Dave Sisi (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

05: Clo ar y dde

  • (WAL) Alun Wyn Jones (71%, 32 Votes)
  • (ENG) George Kruis (20%, 9 Votes)
  • (SCO) Grant Gilchrist (7%, 3 Votes)
  • (IRE) James Ryan (2%, 1 Votes)
  • (FRA) Paul Willemse (0%, 0 Votes)
  • (ITA) Federico Ruzza (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 45

06: Twyllo ochre ddall

  • (WAL) Josh Navidi (69%, 31 Votes)
  • (ENG) Mark Wilson (18%, 8 Votes)
  • (SCO) Sam Skinner (9%, 4 Votes)
  • (IRE) Peter O'Mahony (2%, 1 Votes)
  • (ITA) Braam Steyn (2%, 1 Votes)
  • (FRA) Greg Alldritt (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 45

07: Priodol saith

  • (WAL) Justin Tipuric (38%, 17 Votes)
  • (ENG) Tom Curry (31%, 14 Votes)
  • (SCO) Hamish Watson (29%, 13 Votes)
  • (IRE) Sean O'Brien (2%, 1 Votes)
  • (FRA) Yacouba Camara (0%, 0 Votes)
  • (ITA) Jake Polledri (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 45

08: Wythwr

  • (WAL) Ross Moriarty (36%, 16 Votes)
  • (SCO) Magnus Bradbury (31%, 14 Votes)
  • (ENG) Billy Vunipola (18%, 8 Votes)
  • (ITA) Sergio Parisse (7%, 3 Votes)
  • (FRA) Louis Picamoles (4%, 2 Votes)
  • (IRE) CJ Stander (4%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 45

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The Red Roses claim the Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam

09: Mentor y dyfarnwr

  • (WAL) Gareth Davies (29%, 13 Votes)
  • (SCO) Ali Price (22%, 10 Votes)
  • (ITA) Tito Tebaldi (18%, 8 Votes)
  • (ENG) Ben Youngs (13%, 6 Votes)
  • (FRA) Antoine Dupont (11%, 5 Votes)
  • (IRE) Conor Murray (7%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 45

10: Maswr

  • (SCO) Finn Russell (46%, 21 Votes)
  • (ENG) Owen Farrell (17%, 8 Votes)
  • (WAL) Gareth Anscombe (17%, 8 Votes)
  • (FRA) Romain Ntamack (7%, 3 Votes)
  • (IRE) Johnny Sexton (7%, 3 Votes)
  • (ITA) Tommaso Allan (7%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 46

11: Asgellwr chwith

  • (ENG) Jonny May (52%, 23 Votes)
  • (WAL) Josh Adams (34%, 15 Votes)
  • (FRA) Yoann Huget (7%, 3 Votes)
  • (SCO) Byron McGuigan (5%, 2 Votes)
  • (IRE) Jacob Stockdale (2%, 1 Votes)
  • (ITA) Angelo Esposito (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

12: Canolwr mewnol

  • (WAL) Hadleigh Parkes (67%, 30 Votes)
  • (SCO) Sam Johnson (20%, 9 Votes)
  • (ENG) Manu Tuilagi (9%, 4 Votes)
  • (IRE) Bundee Aki (2%, 1 Votes)
  • (ITA) Luca Morisi (2%, 1 Votes)
  • (FRA) Geoffrey Doumayrou (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 45

13: Canolwr allanol

  • (ENG) Henry Slade (44%, 19 Votes)
  • (WAL) Jonathan Davies (42%, 18 Votes)
  • (ITA) Marco Zanon (5%, 2 Votes)
  • (SCO) Nick Grigg (5%, 2 Votes)
  • (FRA) Mathieu Bastareaud (2%, 1 Votes)
  • (IRE) Garry Ringrose (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

14: Asgellwr de

  • (SCO) Darcy Graham (43%, 19 Votes)
  • (ENG) Jack Nowell (20%, 9 Votes)
  • (IRE) Keith Earls (16%, 7 Votes)
  • (FRA) Damian Penaud (14%, 6 Votes)
  • (WAL) George North (7%, 3 Votes)
  • (ITA) Edoardo Padovani (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

15: Cefnwr

  • (WAL) Liam Williams (60%, 26 Votes)
  • (SCO) Sean Maitland (16%, 7 Votes)
  • (ENG) Elliot Daly (14%, 6 Votes)
  • (ITA) Jayden Hayward (5%, 2 Votes)
  • (FRA) Maxime Medard (2%, 1 Votes)
  • (IRE) Rob Kearney (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

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Ireland beat Wales to complete the U20 Grand Slam

Man of the Men of the Matches

  • ENGvSCO Finn Russell (52%, 22 Votes)
  • WALvIRE Gareth Anscombe (WAL) (43%, 18 Votes)
  • ITAvFRA Sergio Parisse (ITA) (5%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 42

Team scoring the best try

  • SCO McInally, Russell, Graham (2), Bradbury, Johnson (53%, 23 Votes)
  • ENG Nowell, Curry, Launchbury, May, Ford (35%, 15 Votes)
  • WAL Parkes (12%, 5 Votes)
  • FRA Dupont, Huget, Penaud (0%, 0 Votes)
  • IRE Larmour (0%, 0 Votes)
  • ITA Tebaldi (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

Best Refereering Performance

  • WALvIRE Angus Garner (AUS) (46%, 19 Votes)
  • ENGvSCO Paul Williams (NZ) (39%, 16 Votes)
  • ITAvFRA Matthew Carley (ENG) (15%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

Round 5: Coach who should be furthest over the moon

  • WAL Warren Gatland (82%, 36 Votes)
  • ENG Eddie Jones (9%, 4 Votes)
  • SCO Gregor Townsend (9%, 4 Votes)
  • FRA Jacques Brunel (0%, 0 Votes)
  • IRE Joe Schmidt (0%, 0 Votes)
  • ITA Conor O'Shea (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

Round 5: Coach with worst case of psittacosis

  • ENG Eddie Jones (53%, 24 Votes)
  • IRE Joe Schmidt (24%, 11 Votes)
  • ITA Conor O'Shea (11%, 5 Votes)
  • FRA Jacques Brunel (7%, 3 Votes)
  • SCO Gregor Townsend (2%, 1 Votes)
  • WAL Warren Gatland (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 45

Best game to watch for a neutral

  • ENG v SCO (78%, 32 Votes)
  • ITA v FRA (15%, 6 Votes)
  • WAL v IRE (7%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

Worst game to watch for a neutral

  • ITA v FRA (59%, 24 Votes)
  • WAL v IRE (27%, 11 Votes)
  • ENG v SCO (15%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

Maro of the Maro of the Maroes.

  • Alun Wyn Jones (56%, 24 Votes)
  • Rd 1: IREvENG Mako Vinupola (ENG) (26%, 11 Votes)
  • Rd 2: No poll. Blame SupeRugby. I do. (NH) (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Rd 3: WALvENG Liam Williams (WAL) (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Rd 4: SCOvWAL Hadleigh Parkes (WAL) (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Rd 5: Whoever you voted for this week, because consistency is important and I'm not psychic (5%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

And looking to this autumn’s frivolities:

Team best positioned for RWC

  • Wales (60%, 26 Votes)
  • England (21%, 9 Votes)
  • Scotland (12%, 5 Votes)
  • Ireland (7%, 3 Votes)
  • France (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Italy (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

Team likely to go furthest in RWC

  • England (41%, 18 Votes)
  • Wales (41%, 18 Votes)
  • Scotland (14%, 6 Votes)
  • France (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Ireland (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Italy (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

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Scotland celebrate not being able to hold onto a seven point lead.

1,285 Comments On “2019 Six Nations Round 5 Poll”

  1. @brookter>

    Our Jacinda is DESPISED here by all the people who hate educated young women who are smarter than them. Judging by online BTL comments that is most of the NZ population. They are convinced that the rest of the world is laughing at her incompetence as she embarasses us all. Being humiliated on the world stage is the worst fear of kiwis, ridden as we are with short- country-syndrome. Sad.
    She is, of course, awesomely geeky, earnest and nice.

  2. Also worth noting that while electors didn’t want National back, they couldn’t agree on who they did want. So thanks to Proportional Representation, Jacinda’s Labour Party governs with the help of the biggest pack of racist dog-whistling, refugee-bashing, islamophobic Trump-lite populist arseholes you can imagine. Plus the Green Party, which blends the only sensible policies on offer regarding Transport, Energy and the Environment with every flavour of Woo under the sun.

  3. I now have an awful image in my head of Boeing pilots frantically scrabbling through their pilots’handbook to find the answer…………………..

  4. I was fully expecting May to resign last night. Instead, she blames everyone else.
    And Corbyn can fuck off.

  5. ……………………and finally, as an expat living very modestly in Europe, I feel hopelessly shafted.
    Ah, well……………………

  6. Just remembered that my parents are in France for the next 3 weeks. It’ll probably be fine right?

  7. @Craigsman>

    It’s absolutely gorgeous down here today and for the next few days, if that’s what you mean.
    If you mean socio-politically, they will get nothing but sympathy if they are Remainers or be thought of as crackers if they are Brexiters.
    Of course, there is the usual mix of political opinion here, like anywhere else.

  8. Sooo…..

    At risk of descending into brexit again

    Despite May being the actual PM and having overall responsible for managing brexit, this current clusterfark everyone else’s fault but hers.

    Our previous two brexit secretaries apparently have no responsibility for this current situation.

    And the leader of the opposition pulls a huff and leaves an important meeting ‘cos someone who left his party is there.

    I think my 7 year old is more capable of showing maturity and taking responsibility for his own actions.

  9. @Tichtheid>

    We had to cycle through four male Labour leaders while Key was in power, before they finally turned to Jacinda in desperation. You’ll need to roll Jeremy AND the next two numpties.

  10. @Chimpie>

    Putting the Brexit part of Brexit to one side…
    I’ll be appalled if May gets her deal through after all this.
    All the lies and bullshit and being slapped down by parliament won’t matter.
    She’ll get what she wants.
    A minority PM effectively stymies every attempt to get her to govern by agreement.
    Fuck that – and the clown car country we’ve become.

  11. Last night, about 7pm, I think, a petition was started to revoke A50 (ie simply halt Brexit). It now has over 580,000 signatures. When it reached 100000, it became eligible for debate in parliament. Irrespective of its chances of being heard, I’ve signed it because the more people sigh it, and the quicker it rises, the more visible evidence that May is not speaking on behalf of the people. May not influence her, but those around her.

    Only open to UK citizens, obviously, but here¡s a link in case you’re interested.

    BTW, in the two minutes it’s taken to type this, the number has gone up by 10k.


  12. @sagmog>

    The sheer stubbornness (or how better to describe it? insane single mindedness? inflexibility?) is, in it’s own way incredible.

    Been quite enjoying John Crace’s stuff

    For more than two years, the prime minister has spoken Maybot, a very primitive computer language only capable of basic sentences that are more or less grammatical, but still almost totally devoid of meaning.

    And yet still, somehow she’s the PM and may get her own way.

  13. @sagmog>

    All the lies and bullshit and being slapped down by parliament won’t matter.

    A parliament that, I genuinely feel, wouldn’t provide a majority vote for a version of Brexit that provided lollipops and £10 for every citizen. The referendum was the largest democratic mandate to do anything ever in U.K. history. She was elected to facilitate an exit. The framework of the exit is being determined by the Eu as much as it is the U.K. executive. I don’t see how she ends up at any situation other than being in opposition to parliament.

    I don’t say this lightly, but I think there is a slightly naive short term element to much of the desire to remain in the EU. Looking elsewhere in the Eu you can see hard right and left gaining ascendancy everywhere. You can see the distorting affect of a failure of trust in a countries institutions. There’s a layer of concern, to me at least, that transcends the current abuse of executive power in genuinely unique circumstances.

  14. @Chimpie>

    I’m still in shock at the news that rugby players reportedly stayed out late drinking.

    It’s totally irresponsible. They’ve got to prepare for an international vs Wales on the 17th August, and they’ll be in no fit state.

  15. @CJ>

    The referendum was the largest democratic mandate to do anything ever in U.K. history.

    This is not really true.

    There have been bigger % turnouts in the past. The country is just larger than it has ever been and votes could only be cast for one of two options. The losing option had 16 million votes yet since the result was announced the considerations of each one of those voters have not so much been ignored as pissed all over.

    Looking elsewhere in the Eu you can see hard right and left gaining ascendancy everywhere. You can see the distorting affect of a failure of trust in a countries institutions.

    Ah, the old ‘Europe is in chaos – we’re better off out’ argument – delivered by means of throwing very large stones from a glass house.

  16. Rugger

    Half way through the HASK show. What struck me was a comment by Tindall that England should have kicked a penalty they had immediately after Scotland scored their first try. This trend isn’t peculiar to England, modern rugby has forgotten the value of three points both on the scoreboard and as a way of stopping momentum. Oddly England did kick a pen when 21-0 up which I thought was awesome, so don’t know why they forgot that approach.

  17. @Expro>

    I’ve not said we are better off out. I said that remaining in the EU would have a corrosive impact on civic institutions. Sorry if that was unclear.

  18. @CJ>

    I’d maybe agree that it was a decent democratic mandate if:
    – There were more than a few percentage points between the sides
    – An actual majority of the eligible voting population voted to ‘leave’ rather than 30% odd
    – If it was not framed as an advisory referendum
    – It was made clear what the actual options were & the impacts rather than just a vague ‘in or out’ statement.
    – There are more but my fingers are tired.

    I really don’t see how this is the ‘biggest democratic mandate ever’. Can’t just count total numbers compared with previous populations. That’s silly.

  19. I’d guess they just have lot more data and a better understanding of what the expected pay off of particular choices are in a given situation than they did in the past.

    I doubt every coach in professional rugby has suddenly been struck down by collective amnesia.

  20. @Chimpie>

    Has a majority of the eligible voting population voted for any outcome in the world ever? Other than “elections” where a candidate gets 90% of the vote.

  21. @CJ>

    Didn’t really manage to leave the Brexity bit to one side.
    Anyhoo – all the evidence indicates that this is who she is.
    She behaved this way at the HO.
    And she made no attempt to give herself (and us) options straight out of the gate.
    So, it didn’t have to be like this.

  22. @CJ>

    She was elected to facilitate an exit.

    The problem with this narrative is that her party returned with a smaller number of seats than before, not even a majority, and that people electing their local MPs did so with many other things than Brexit in mind.

  23. @Fd>

    Well yes I didn’t mean that people had literally forgotten the option of taking 3 points.

  24. @Chimpie>

    I’m not going down this rabbit hole. It’s just rehashing a whole load of old additional arguments that lead us to a point of not starting from a position that where we started from.

  25. @Chimpie>

    I’d also respect it more if:

    – the winning side had not told quite so many massive whopping lies
    -there were not 7 criminal investigations into the financing of the victorious campaigs

    I have absolutely zero respect for that ‘mandate’.

  26. @CJ>

    but I think there is a slightly naive short term element to much of the desire to remain in the EU

    I really have to rise to this. The only route to safeguarding a better future through maximising influence is through being part of a larger block. Who the fuck cares what little Englanders will say. If the European block works to achieve something it will have much, much greater influence.
    Europe is under pressure because noisy outsiders e.g. Trump see it as a significant threat to US world rule and an easy target especially wrt NATO funding, tariffs and trade all of which can be neatly backed into one another via lazy/destructive media.

    It is worth always remembering that one of the worst conflicted areas on the face of earth is now much calmer and increasingly prosperous. That is achieved through open debate, imagination, desire and persuasion. Of course there are problems but hungry media has no patience so things are stirred.
    Populism is dangerous (remember the 1930s) but open debate and shared values within a group are much better ‘weapons’ than guns, starvation, mass uprooting of peoples, genocide and pow and extermination camps.
    Tusk, with his background, does a fantastic job and the Brexit debacle is helping the EU ‘management’ and membership see the strength and fairness of their position and dampen the voices from Frexit, Italexit etc.

  27. CJ, it was a baw hair over a third of the electorate that voted for to leave. The shambles we have now is soley the responsibility of May and her terrible mi isters who flip flop like landed trouts.

    That third of the electorate could not have envisioned this. If it is truly the will of the people at stake, then let’s ask them again, now they are more informed, the time passed since the last vote is more than the time between the last two general elections, where at least you get a chance to reverse your decision

  28. The lie that makes me actually feel violent is the ‘80% of votes cast in the last election were for parties promising to take us out of the EU’ one.

    Oh and “We’re not really interested in a transition deal, but we’ll consider one to be kind to the EU.” – David Davis 15 November 2016

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