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“So quiet” – England player slams below par Cardiff atmosphere

A former England star, who previously listed the Principality as the best place to play international rugby, wasn’t impressed yesterday.

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England international and Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care, on co-commentary duty, said: “It’s quiet, it really is quiet.

“We came here in 2013, 10 years ago now, chasing a Grand Slam. I’ve never heard noise like it. It’s different today.”

Care, who ranked the Principality as the best Six Nations stadium, previously said: “I love the Principality: genuinely you will see 90-year-old women sticking two fingers up against the bus as you drive through the city centre.”

The diminished atmosphere was arguably an unavoidable consequence of repeated kicking tactics from both sides.

“Poor, poor, poor” 4 players who flopped in the third round: 2023 Six Nations

We take a look at four players who failed to perform in today’s 2023 Six Nations round three action.

#1. Bundee Aki (Ireland)

Balls 5/10: “The Italians took advantage of a defensive weakness in the 13 channel (5 missed tackles).”

Rugby pass 6/10: “As pointed out by Jerry Flannery in RTE’s analysis, the Italians successfully targeted and exploited the 13 channel between the Connachtman and Lowe on the left wing. Fumbled a try that may well have settled the contest with 20 or so minutes to go. A truly mixed bag of a performance.”

Planet Rugby 6/10: “Great with the ball, not so without.”