Yes, Wales did it, The Triple Crown, The Six Nations Championship, & The Grand Slam.
Ok, we went into our final match basically winners of the 6Nations*, and were mainly playing for the GrandSlam** But whatever reason we played our hearts out and when the final whistle blew over battered and broken players in ripped shirts, Wales was the 2012 “Year of the Dragon” Champions.
Now if you recall This Post You will recall we said that if Wales won the 6Nations we here at the Ninja Temple would offer a prize to a commenter, or a donation to charity. We have not forgotten and are working out the best way to do this.
And A quick commiseration to Scotland who got the Wooden Spoon. Well I guess after 9 Years of winning the Spoon, Italy were determined not to get it for a Tenth year in a row.
* OK. if we had lost, and England beaten the Irish by something like a bazillion points they may have been the winners. But we beat them so it would only have been a technical win, not a real one.
** And revenge on the French for the WorldCup fiasco of the match-fixing Ref
We have won the Triple Crown, We are now the only team to have won every match, and Just have ONE more match to win for the Grand Slam & The 6nations Championship.
But in all honesty, I believe even if we loose we will still win the 6nations itself.
Well its that time of the year again when the six nations rugby kicks off, with the time honoured grudge match between the old enemies “Wales & England”
For those who have not heard of it, The Six Nations is an international Rugby Championship between Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, France & Italy.
We here at the Ninja Towers are supporting Wales (For Obvious Reasons) and have decided that should Wales win, then we will either give away a prize to someone who comments on any of the 6nations posts on the three-ninjas, or be donating a gift or money to a charity.
So Come on Wales.
Ein Tad, yr hwn wyt yn Seland Newydd,
Gatland yw dy enw.
Deled y fuddigoliaeth
Gwneler dy ewyllys,
Megis yn erbyn Iwerddon, felly yn erbyn Ffrainc hefyd.
Dyro iddynt heddiw eu stîd haeddianol
A maddau i ni unrhyw drosedd, fel y tacl wael a pas ymlaen.
Ac nac arwain ni i brofedigaeth;
Eithr gwared ni rhag Ffrainc.
Canys eiddo Cymru yw’r deyrnas, a’r nerth, a’r gogoniant, yn oes oesoedd.
Our Father, which art in New Zealand
Gatland be thy name.
The victory come,
Thy will be done
Against France as against the Irish.
Give them this day their deserved thrashing
And forgive us our offences, the poor tackle and the forward pass
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from the Frenchmen
To Wales be the kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever
So Yesterday was the final set of matches for the six nations rugby.
Match 1: Scotland managed to end their loosing streak, and win against Italy pushing Italy into last place and saving themselves from the wooden spoon.
Match 2:Ireland put a stop to England’s chance of getting the GrandSlam by trashing them.
So a good show by the two other Celtic Sides, so it was just up to Wales to perform well and get the hatrick for the Celts.
Now, Wales went into the match in second place overall. They had a chance to win the six nations if they beast France by 27 points. They would remain in second place overall with any score from winning by 26 points, to loosing by 9. So we were playing for 1st or 2nd place.
And what happened? Wales happened, and we left the game in fourth place.
I ended up having to drown my sorrows with beer and a bit of good on-line COD with a good friend.
Well we have just had another 6Nations weekend, And for the second time in a row Wales played well (and for once They played well both halves of the game).
In fact thanks to Wales win against Italy, and France’s loss against England Wales has moved up to second place in the table. Now if England can just loose their remaining games, and Wales can keep up their current playing Streak We may just win the Six Nations.
Unfortunately, England seem to be on course for a GrandSlam. So if there are any Voodoo Hugans, Witchdoctors, People with hobbyhorses in the Garden who fancy sending some bad JuJu towards the England camp, we here at the Ninja Temple will be much appreciated.
So Another weekend of Six Nations fun has been and gone, And for once Wales played a game of Rugby, and actually had a man capable of kicking the Ball. To be fair Scotland only started playing in the second half, and by then it was too late.
So, Wales has won one, and lost one. Putting us in Third place in the rankings so far. Its still to early to rule us out of winning so the prize, charity donation is still a possibility. Come on Wales!
1 England 2 2 0 0 85 32 53 10 4
2 France 2 2 0 0 59 43 16 4 4
3 Wales 2 1 0 1 43 32 11 3 2
4 Ireland 2 1 0 1 35 36 -1 4 2
5 Scotland 2 0 0 2 27 58 -31 3 0
6 Italy 2 0 0 2 24 72 -48 2 0