Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Wales are the champions!

I wrote a blog post just before the Six Nations tournament started and stated my predictions for the final table. Here's what I predicted:

1. Ireland
2. France
3. England
4. Wales
5. Scotland
6. Italy

My predictions couldn't have been much further from the final outcome! I was pretty pessimistic about Wales' chances before the tournament started, and even more so after we lost our first game to Ireland. However, after we won three away games in a row and seemed to be improving with every game, I dared to hope that we could actually clinch the championship against England. We decided to watch the game in my flat so that we'd actually have a decent view of a TV... I'm very short so am never guaranteed a good view when I watch games in the pub.

Pre-match fuel!

I'm not going to attempt to describe the game, except to say that it's probably one of the best Welsh games I've seen in my lifetime. Every Welsh player put in 110% and played with pride, composure and pure determination. It still hasn't quite sunk in, and probably won't for a while. The final score was 30-3, so we retained our championship title with plenty of points to spare!

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So this is what the final table looked like:

1. Wales
2. England
3. Scotland
4. Italy
5. Ireland
6. France

As you can see, not one of my predictions were correct. Scotland and Italy had a great tournament... France and Ireland, not so much. Judging on my awful predictions, I don't think I'll be taking up gambling any time soon. 


  1. Being Irish, I love your original predictions, not so much the final outcome lol :(

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    1. I do always want Ireland to do well, as long as they finish behind Wales ;) I was so disappointed for O'Driscoll! x

  2. Credit where its due, Wales played brilliantly in the final match. I'm English but we didn't deserve to win - shocking play! X

    1. I didn't think England played badly, we just seemed to find an extra gear! Must have been an amazing atmosphere in the stadium x


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