This is the second weekend of the tournament which pitches England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy against each other. The atmosphere in the Stade de France always looks and sounds amazing for these games in Paris and an evening match should be no worse off for it. Ireland lost to Wales last week and will be out to prove themselves; France are usually the stronger side but last week although they won they seemed slow at first against an Italian team which is often the weakest of the six - have the Italians got better or did the French have a bad day?

44 responses

  • Pat W11/02/2012 at 16:21

    Live on BBC2 at 8pm, coverage is from 7.30 and you may be want to be here from 7.50 for anthems etc. There's also a chance it may be on BBC America in USA/Canada..

    Anyone looking for a warm-up, the England game is on now, but its hard to see whats going on with the snow on the field.

  • Mr C11/02/2012 at 17:34

    hehe, cheers pat.

  • Pat W11/02/2012 at 17:57

    Phew, that was an escape. Italians were leading for a while there, looks like they're getting better!

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 19:02

    Also available on BBC HD

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 19:03

    Pitch inspection was a 6:30 [GMT?]

    Any news?

  • Noelinho11/02/2012 at 19:05

    No news is good news. Pitch looked good earlier. Had covers on it.

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 19:31

    Seine frozen.

    *gulp*

  • Pat W11/02/2012 at 19:37

    -2C in the game in Paris last week, he just said could be -10 today!

  • Christine11/02/2012 at 19:40

    Them commentator chaps look freezing!

  • Christine11/02/2012 at 19:40

    What is that machine??

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 19:41

    Them commentator chaps look freezing!

    So much for studios :)

  • Pat W11/02/2012 at 19:41

    What is that machine??

    I've never seen one before, must be heaters!

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 19:42

    What is that machine??

    Big hair dryer, effectively

  • Mr C11/02/2012 at 19:44

    do these people not need helmets?

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 19:45

    do these people not need helmets?

    Some wear guards but their not common

  • Ryan11/02/2012 at 19:45

    So much for studios :)

    We have studios in Rugby League...

  • Pat W11/02/2012 at 19:47

    I hadn't realised Ireland had such a poor record in Paris, I'm sure they're closer-matched elsewhere.

  • Pat W11/02/2012 at 19:47

    do these people not need helmets?

    Probably!

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 19:54

    Match is off! :(

  • Pat W11/02/2012 at 19:54

    Ah no, the match is off :(

  • Ryan11/02/2012 at 19:54

    I'm sorry. 6 minutes before kick off and they call it off? That is shockingly late.

  • Mr C11/02/2012 at 19:54

    bugger!

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 19:56

    Damn! Elvis was just warming up

    http://bassanoclapper-gzrt.posterous.com/tonight-elvis-is-singing-for-ireland-6nations

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 19:57

    Wasn't that the point of inspecting the pitch at 6:30. Dissappointing for the fans

  • Mr C11/02/2012 at 19:57

    first game in 20 years to be cancelled. #sidepodjinx

  • Ryan11/02/2012 at 19:57

    Wasn't that the point of inspecting the pitch at 6:30. Dissappointing for the fans

    Imagine all of the Irish fans who have basically went all the way to Paris, inside the stadium and all that for nothing.

  • Pat W11/02/2012 at 19:58

    Wasn't that the point of inspecting the pitch at 6:30. Dissappointing for the fans

    Maybe they shouldn't schedule them so late in the day in February.

  • Pat W11/02/2012 at 19:58

    Booo

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 20:00

    "We're gonna need a bigger hair dryer"

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 20:02

    I went OUTSIDE to buy Guinness and everything! Now what?

  • Pat W11/02/2012 at 20:04

    Well that's really disappointing.

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 20:05

    Reschedule for tomorrow's Wales match?

  • Pat W11/02/2012 at 20:05

    Reschedule for tomorrow's Wales match?

    That'll be a close match. Would love to watch but have a feeling I may be out somewhere, you guys should go ahead of you can.

  • Mr C11/02/2012 at 20:06

    That'll be a close match. Would love to watch but have a feeling I may be out somewhere, you guys should go ahead of you can.

    not sure we're around either. if someone fancies writing a post though we can put it up.

  • Christine11/02/2012 at 20:07

    not sure we're around either. if someone fancies writing a post though we can put it up.

    An intro, not a post.

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 20:07

    WTF?

    Are Rugby fans also into Country Music as a rule?

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 20:08

    An intro, not a post.

    I suppose if no one's around...

    Next big match or the reschedule of this?

  • Mr C11/02/2012 at 20:08

    Are Rugby fans also into Country Music as a rule?

    heh. HD channel went to a program about bin men. time to get back to work me thinks.

    cheers all!

  • Pat W11/02/2012 at 20:10

    Sorry to pick a dud..

    We could try a different game sometime if people are free.

    http://www.rbs6nations.com/en/matchcentre/match-centre_fixtures-results.php

    England v Wales on the 25th

    Ireland v Scotland on the 10th

    France v England on the 11th

    England v Ireland on Paddy's Day! (but also during Sebring)

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 20:10

    Tammy Winette: Stand By Your Man

    *horrific childhood flashbacks, reaches for more Guinness*

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 20:11

    England vs Wales unless this match comes before.

    No reason we can't do the others too

  • Pat W11/02/2012 at 20:11

    Top Gear's on BBC3, if you didn't see their bit where they went to NASCAR put it on :)

    I think I'm off to watch a film or something.

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 20:13

    Top Gear's on BBC3, if you didn't see their bit where they went to NASCAR put it on :)

    Got it, thanks. Missed this last week

  • Bassano11/02/2012 at 20:17

    Feedback: Think this may have been mentioned before but Live Events Commenting crashes mobile safari [iPad 1] way more than Doohickey ever did [rarely]

    *restarts*