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My Six Nations wishlist? Throw off the shackles according to : Belfast Telegraph

referring to Just four days to go and already anticipation is at an unprecedented high, particularly in this neck of the woods.
With due respect to schools and club rugby, they represent the calm before the storm as the Six Nations comes firmly into view.
We have the best competition behind the World Cup, yet most of the rugby in recent years has been of the puke variety.
If the World Cup dominance of the Southern Hemisphere teams taught us one thing, it is that without a sense of sensible adventure, we in this part of the world are going nowhere.
The balloon could be deflated very quickly, though, with a giant banana skin in Ireland’s path on day one.

My Six Nations wishlist? Throw off the shackles

referring to A SPECIAL beer to mark the Six Nations rugby tournament will be on sale at selected Brakspear pubs.
Drinkers will be able to claim one free pint after buying nine and having a collector card stamped.
Jerusalem is an amber “session” ale with a 3.8per cent ABV, which was brewed for the first time last year to honour England winning the annual competition.
“Jerusalem was specially brewed to honour England’s win in 2016 and it is a perfect rugby-watching beer.
Brakspear marketing manager Emma Sweet said: “Our pubs are always busy for key rugby fixtures and with hopes high for a second England triumph this year, we’re expecting record numbers of rugby lovers to watch the Six Nations in their local.

Bath Rugby’s Taulupe Faletau could be fit to play for Wales against Italy in Six Nations opener

referring to Faletau is part of the Wales squad preparing for their Six Nations opener in Italy on Sunday (2pm).
Taulupe Faletau could recover from his injury in time to face Italy with Wales at the weekend.
He damaged his knee ligaments against Northampton in September, scratched an eyeball playing against Saracens in December, then re-injured his knee in the Wasps defeat.
“If he’s not fit, we’ll have somebody else to come in and hopefully he’ll be fit for England.”
The Bath Rugby number eight has not played since re-injuring the medial ligaments in his left knee while playing against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena on Christmas Eve.

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