SHIT/GOOD™ Ratings: RBS 6 Nations, Round Two
As 90's Manchester band James sang in the opening lines to 'Come Home', "it's that time again when I lose my friends.."
Luciano Orquera - As much as I feel for the bloke, who gave a performance so bad it required a soundtrack of comedy HONKS! and BOIIINNGS!, I fear that if he played well for a second time then the world would be sucked into a hole of dark matter. So it seems he did us all a favour.
Jamie Heaslip - Hands like feet, not much carrying and unable to galvanise his side at home in a game that required more mongrel than a Battersea Dogs Home audit.
Groundskeepers - I've never seen or played on pitches as bad as those at St Denis and Dublin this weekend - and I played a few games on Barry RFC's second pitch. This cannot be acceptable in elite sport.
France - Seriously, anyone got any ideas what the hell is going on over there?
Stuart Hogg - Second week of class from the young Scot in the 15 shirt. He is absolutely RAPID this lad, and it's only on seeing how rapid he is that you realise how long it's been since one so quick was in the full-back berth for many a northern hemisphere team. People are using the "L" workd in relation to him, but not this blog, as the "L" word is banned. Unless it's that TV show with loads of women kissing each other. That one's allowed.
Ben Youngs - Owen Farrell was once again GOOD, but it was Youngs who was the revelation. Back to the kind of form he showed before injury and the Johnson regime took his mojo, he herangued, harried, kicked intelligently, sniped and tapped & goed with great timing and decision making. His pass is still a little bit too slow, but I can let him off with that this week. Extra credit to Lancaster for leaving him on for the whole game and not robotically rotating him with Danny's Hair on 60 minutes.
Andrew Coombs - Wales may not be any GOOD, but this fella has come in and impressed in what's a poor side and that takes some ability and no small amount of guts. Must be wishing he was converted to a lock a bit earlier in his career.
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