Six Nations Weekend 4 – Gatland a menopausal warthog!!

Here’s the fixtures:
Ireland 27-12 Wales
Scotland 15-15 England
France 46-20 Italy

Here’s Vincent Hogan in Monday’s Irish Independent:

Sour Gatland can’t get over Irish allergy
“Gatland has a problem with Irish rugby in the way Michael O’Leary has a problem with the Dublin Airport Authority. He feels that business between them has been soured by a toxic, personal agenda which, I’m afraid, makes him snappy as a menopausal warthog.”
Funny – but this I found strange:
“One of the unexplored stories of last year’s Grand Slam game in Cardiff was the flaring unpleasantness in the Millennium Stadium stands. Ordinarily, international rugby crowds steam along amiably together, everyone florid with alcohol, but generally agreeable.
In Cardiff, the vibe was different. It was palpably sour. In maybe 15 previous visits for Wales-Ireland games, I can never remember a more menacing, confrontational vibe in the city.”
I was there – didn’t get that vibe at all to be honest:
Anyway below the fold……

Independent on new Welsh number 8 Gareth Delve
Eddie Butler thinks England are spoiling the Six Nations.
And the Western Mail on Geordan Murphy keeping out Kearney.

Don’t know how Wales can turn up with a lineoout performing like that. Italy might have chance next week.

Prediction update:

Mrazik 19
BryanS, Clanky, 17
Chris Donnelly, Intelligence Insider, Mark McGregor, 16
Gmacor, John M, Ariticles, 15
Reader, Greenflag, Tochais Sora, 14
Villager, George, 13
Jimmy Sands, 12
Iluvni, Panic, Mod U and Mayoman, 11
N Exile, 10
georgieleigh, 7
Dewi, 6