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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:06 pm 
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I hope your players are not like you. If you don't get over our match Scotland will win. Time to move on.


I hope you players are not like you either, although they look like a pack of c.unts too alright.

I don't give a shit about the scotland game, and you can f.uck off with your pretend concern.


Calm down. You're embarrassing yourself.


The irony of that.



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:39 pm 
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Auld alliance strictly now bugger off back to Meath.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:41 pm 
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Fr will get smashed by the Scots.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:17 pm 
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France defended very well against Ireland - if they do the same against Scotland (much as Wales did), they should have enough to win. Scotland will not hold on to the ball as well as Ireland did - so France will get more chances.


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Laurent wrote:
Auld alliance strictly now bugger off back to Meath.

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Westmeath.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:12 pm 
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Looking forward to a Scotland win, they'll be up for this one, get rid of the Welsh game smell.


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dargotronV.1, man, well done congratulations !! See now we've got a platform to discuss an exciting Round 2 match on, isn't this nice ? I commend you on it, and really hope it hasn't taken too much effort from you !

Locker room atmosphere after such a ridiculously tough defeat against Ireland put this hungry exuberant France group right into the mud again, added all the injuries on the day, felt more like a hospital scene looking at the footage.. :?
I'm sorry Scots but France would reaaaaaaally benefit, more than they know from winning this. Please, just, roll over this once. You already had the nice prestigious blowout type win a couple years ago, let this be about two hungry teams fighting it out desperate for a win and after a brutal confrontation with lots of developments the away team snatches the victory from the jaws of, uhm, Hamish Watson.


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Part 1 of the match preview for the Scottish Rugby Blog - scouting report on France (and the referee) along with the two sides' past meetings in the Six Nations:

https://www.scottishrugbyblog.co.uk/2018/02/scotland-v-france-match-preview/


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:16 pm 
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So the most probable scenario for either side winning as far as I'm concerned...

- France wins: smother Scotland the way they did Ireland and the way Wales did Scotland in Round 1. Make Scotland have to look for a plan B, which they don't have, and your chances of winning are exponentially risen. France will surely get more possession than 8% or wtvr the hell it was in game 1 (okay, 32%) and they have enough talent and athleticism, not to mention a much bigger pack on paper that their offense could take care of itself on a good day (remotely).

- Scotland wins: France's brilliant defense in game 1 was merely exuberance at the prospect of a bright new start and a result of a slowed down tempo due to rainy conditions. Scotland early on do take France by storm with superior speed and collective execution, do establish a platform for their runners and France chase the game from there and never get over the hump and look totally shapeless in attack. Their size accounts for nothing, they're down in the gutter again mentally and desperately need a proper coach as Vern Cotter magically appears on the sideline at the 60th minute and coaches France to a 15pt victory no wait this is the Scotland wins scenario.


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What are the odds? Think France will win this handily.


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Troll wrote:
What are the odds? Think France will win this handily.


Well Dork Lard is very odd for a start.


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bessantj wrote:
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What are the odds? Think France will win this handily.


Well Dork Lard is very odd for a start.

:lol:

he'll probably take that as a compliment


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bessantj wrote:
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What are the odds? Think France will win this handily.


Well Dork Lard is very odd for a start.

....look here you toilet business obsessed loony !!... I..
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:50 pm 
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When are the teams announced?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:56 pm 
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Scotland team has been announced.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:58 pm 
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For France, rumours are that the following XV will start:

1. Poirot
2. Guirado (c)
3. Slimani
4. Vahaamahina
5. Gabrillagues
6. Camara
7. Gourdon
8. Tauleigne
9. Machenaud
10. Beauxis
11. Vakatawa
12. Lamerat
13. Doumayrou
14. Thomas
15. Palis

16. Pélissier, 17. Priso, 18. Gomez SA, 19. Iturria, 20. Lauret, 21. Couilloud, 22. Belleau, 23. Fall



Scotland have to attack the 10 channel. Beauxis is one of the worst tackler in the French Top14.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:06 pm 
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OptimisticJock wrote:
Scotland team has been announced.


Got it:

Scotland: Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour, Huw Jones, Pete Horne, Sean Maitland, Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw; Gordon Reid, Stuart McInally, Simon Berghan, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, John Barclay (capt), Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson.

Replacements: Scott Lawson, Jamie Bhatti, Jon Welsh, Ben Toolis, David Denton, Ali Price, Chris Harris, Blair Kinghorn.


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TheFrog wrote:
For France, rumours are that the following XV will start:

1. Poirot
2. Guirado (c)
3. Slimani
4. Vahaamahina
5. Gabrillagues
6. Camara
7. Gourdon
8. Tauleigne
9. Machenaud
10. Beauxis
11. Vakatawa
12. Lamerat
13. Doumayrou
14. Thomas
15. Palis

16. Pélissier, 17. Priso, 18. Gomez SA, 19. Iturria, 20. Lauret, 21. Couilloud, 22. Belleau, 23. Fall



Scotland have to attack the 10 channel. Beauxis is one of the worst tackler in the French Top14.


I thought Gourdon was crocked, M'sieur?


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ManInTheBar wrote:
TheFrog wrote:
For France, rumours are that the following XV will start:

1. Poirot
2. Guirado (c)
3. Slimani
4. Vahaamahina
5. Gabrillagues
6. Camara
7. Gourdon
8. Tauleigne
9. Machenaud
10. Beauxis
11. Vakatawa
12. Lamerat
13. Doumayrou
14. Thomas
15. Palis

16. Pélissier, 17. Priso, 18. Gomez SA, 19. Iturria, 20. Lauret, 21. Couilloud, 22. Belleau, 23. Fall



Scotland have to attack the 10 channel. Beauxis is one of the worst tackler in the French Top14.


I thought Gourdon was crocked, M'sieur?


he is out for 3 weeks

Palis ; Thomas, Doumayrou, Lamerat, Vakatawa ; (o) Beauxis, (m) Machenaud ; Camara, Tauleigne, Lauret ; Vahaamahina, Gabrillagues ; Slimani, Guirado (cap), Poirot.


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ManInTheBar wrote:
TheFrog wrote:
For France, rumours are that the following XV will start:

1. Poirot
2. Guirado (c)
3. Slimani
4. Vahaamahina
5. Gabrillagues
6. Camara
7. Gourdon
8. Tauleigne
9. Machenaud
10. Beauxis
11. Vakatawa
12. Lamerat
13. Doumayrou
14. Thomas
15. Palis

16. Pélissier, 17. Priso, 18. Gomez SA, 19. Iturria, 20. Lauret, 21. Couilloud, 22. Belleau, 23. Fall



Scotland have to attack the 10 channel. Beauxis is one of the worst tackler in the French Top14.


I thought Gourdon was crocked, M'sieur?

Yes, he is

Hoping they put Belleau in 10. Starters Machenaud/Belleau and on the bench beauxis/ Serin


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True. Should be 6. Lauret and 7. Camara


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OP updated with teams


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:52 am 
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I'm not sure Scotland will have it so easy.

French are going to biff and bosh all the live long day. Peculiar that my Scottish chums are taking a victory for granted again this week?

Beward the ides of March.


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I don't think anybody with half a brain is taking anything for granted. A 50-50 game I think.

Quite an inexperienced French team that. Guirado a great player though, very adept at falling on the wrong side and waving the arms about.


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I'm not sure Scotland will have it so easy.

French are going to biff and bosh all the live long day. Peculiar that my Scottish chums are taking a victory for granted again this week?

Beward the ides of March.

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It's only February


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Smutley wrote:
I don't think anybody with half a brain is taking anything for granted. A 50-50 game I think.

Quite an inexperienced French team that. Guirado a great player though, very adept at falling on the wrong side and waving the arms about.

So wouldn't that make you someone with half a brain, then ? :P
Yeah 50-50 for me as well. Too difficult to predict. You have to look at how France shut Ireland down defensively, how they have a big pack, the two cryptonites for this Scotland side. But then you have to look at Scotland being better coached and tons more cohesive and confident (esp at home) as a team. You have to tip Scotland in MF, eager for redemption, over such an inexperienced brand new Fr side though. Scotland by 4.

P.S.: very sad Brunel won't play Macalou and Danty...


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Kickfest announced for France: Beauxis and Palis together...
France backrow is all defensive, nothing to hope in attack.
Depends on the weather conditions, but I heard about cold, wet and windy, so I think France could sneak it if they don't conceed an early try (or two..)


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topofthemoon wrote:
Part 1 of the match preview for the Scottish Rugby Blog - scouting report on France (and the referee) along with the two sides' past meetings in the Six Nations:

https://www.scottishrugbyblog.co.uk/2018/02/scotland-v-france-match-preview/

Part 2 of the match preview - head to heads:

https://www.scottishrugbyblog.co.uk/2018/02/scotland-v-france-match-preview-pt-ii-head-heads/


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Is Laidlaw returning from injury?


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Is Laidlaw returning from injury?

Aye. Not had much game time in the last 3 months I think.


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Is Laidlaw returning from injury?

Aye. Not had much game time in the last 3 months I think.

1 lost game.


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I'm sure it was his fault.

He looked reasonably sharp when he came on last week. The French defence looked very solid so we will benefit from a cooler head at the base.


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Everyone has had the stuffing knocked out of them from last week


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^^^^^^^^^ who's that, wales / Australia ?


Masterji wrote:
Fr will get smashed by the Scots.

Smashed ? :lol: I don't think so.
Honestly, from all the 6N teams, losing against Scoland it's the one that bother me the least.


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I'm sure it was his fault.

He looked reasonably sharp when he came on last week. The French defence looked very solid so we will benefit from a cooler head at the base.

Clermont is rather shaky and lack cohesion with the Injury trouble they have I would not blame a single player.


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I think Scotland are better than France and Townsend can figure out a way through them.

The French disgraced themselves with that HIA stuff last week and still lost so I can't imagine there's the pride in them right now to put up the fight they did against Ireland. :)


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I think Scotland are better than France and Townsend can figure out a way through them.

The French disgraced themselves with that HIA stuff last week and still lost so I can't imagine there's the pride in them right now to put up the fight they did against Ireland. :)

Better coached, yes certainly. But it remains to be seen how good Townsend really is. If he loses this match, against a rookie France side at home...he'll lose tons of credit in just one weekend.


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Zico wrote:
I think Scotland are better than France and Townsend can figure out a way through them.

The French disgraced themselves with that HIA stuff last week and still lost so I can't imagine there's the pride in them right now to put up the fight they did against Ireland. :)

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