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by franch fan
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: French Officials
Replies: 22
Views: 1394

Re: French Officials

themaddog wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:23 pm They've had an interesting day .
Less interesting than Brace's day at Twickers 3 months ago though ;)
by franch fan
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nige: 'England were robbed'
Replies: 57
Views: 3403

Re: Nige: 'England were robbed'

And we French were robbed numerous times by you, Nigel.
by franch fan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 922
Views: 23026

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

message #2527204 wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:44 pm ;)
franch fan wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:43 pm France are the best team of this 6N but a welsh team with the momentum in a 6N are generally a quite dangerous prospect especially for the Slam
Been the best team for three years now.....apparently. How much silverware they must have.
Who the hell has ever said that?
by franch fan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 922
Views: 23026

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

France are the best team of this 6N but a welsh team with the momentum in a 6N are generally a quite dangerous prospect especially for the Slam
by franch fan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 922
Views: 23026

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

The likes of Itoje, Curry, Watson and May deserve better than that.
by franch fan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 922
Views: 23026

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

Flametop wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:59 pm Van der Westhuizen would be proud of that one.
Not Dupont though, he does that in his breakfast :D
by franch fan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 922
Views: 23026

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

What a play by Curry!!
by franch fan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 922
Views: 23026

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

ScarfaceClaw wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:20 pm
45jumper wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:18 pm On-field try?! :lol:
That’s a magnificent call. He never ever has control of that ball.
As long as it didn't go forward (which is not easy to see tbf), we don't care if he ever had control of the ball or not.
by franch fan
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13880

Re: 6N in tatters?

Don't see why Scotland should agree to a change. France can put out a side. It's not great for them but Scotland suffer more with the move. Potentially a lot more. Well, let's compare the 2 situations: -in one case, for obvious reasons there's absolutely no chance France will be able to field most ...
by franch fan
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13880

Re: 6N in tatters?

piquant wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:58 pm Are there any rules France (or anyone else in the same situation) actually need to follow if they can put out a team given a team would surely have to draw on players who've been outside any Covid bubble?
That's another point against maintaining this game this week end i guess.
by franch fan
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13880

Re: 6N in tatters?

Don't see why Scotland should agree to a change. France can put out a side. It's not great for them but Scotland suffer more with the move. Potentially a lot more. Well, let's compare the 2 situations: -in one case, for obvious reasons there's absolutely no chance France will be able to field most ...
by franch fan
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13880

Re: 6N in tatters?

Loads of players in France. Select some without Cov19. Or forfeit the match. Indeed and their flair is instinctive, no need for team training! :lol: Despite Ibanez's insistence that this could have happened to anyone, it looks very much like their own doing so France need to accept the consequences...
by franch fan
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13880

Re: 6N in tatters?

It's a nice match for a neutral, I hope that it's still played. I also hope so but only next week. I love how people assume that thanks to their depth, France will still manage to present a decent side only forgetting all the technical aspects as the obvious lack of automatisms between the players ...
by franch fan
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13880

Re: 6N in tatters?

Aahhhaha Brace will again be the referee for the next Crunch :lol: :lol: :lol:
by franch fan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13880

Re: 6N in tatters?

Leinsterman wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:37 pm Personally, I blame the Chinese
And it's not like it's the first pandemic or first epidemic which comes from them....
by franch fan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13880

Re: 6N in tatters?

How aggressively are Ireland testing? Pretty certain France will have to withdraw. The whole bubble concept goes out the window once someone is infected. Likewise if anyone in Ireland tests positive they are goners also. Wales to win 4N with a whole series of asterisks next to it All players get te...
by franch fan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13880

Re: 6N in tatters?

How aggressively are Ireland testing? Pretty certain France will have to withdraw. The whole bubble concept goes out the window once someone is infected. Likewise if anyone in Ireland tests positive they are goners also. Wales to win 4N with a whole series of asterisks next to it We'd have regular ...
by franch fan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13880

Re: 6N in tatters?

It seems that Dupont is our for the Scotland game. Good test of France without Monsieur Plus. 3 key players missing- Dupont, N'Tamack and Vakatawa. This game will tell us if we have enough depth to become a world leading nation in rugby again. I think the game at Twickenham already answered to your...
by franch fan
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13880

Re: 6N in tatters?

Seems like only Covid can stop Dupont nowadays x(
by franch fan
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13880

Re: 6N in tatters?

shereblue wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:49 pm Any remaining hopes of a GS now rest with Wales alone :thumbup:
Wales will win the 6N in Steven Bradbury's style :lol: :lol: :D
by franch fan
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13880

Re: 6N in tatters?

Flametop wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:52 pm
TheFrog wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:52 pm
This is a total mess. This also means France did not respect the "closed bubble" concept... and France may have contaminated Ireland for good measures...
We will know for sure if Ireland start offloading against Italy

:lol: :lol: :D :thumbup:
by franch fan
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13880

Re: 6N in tatters?

So Galthie had been officially confirmed positive.

A picture taken just yesterday: Image

Bye bye France's 6N x(
by franch fan
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Zammo for the Lions.
Replies: 97
Views: 3424

Re: Zammo for the Lions.

message #2527204 wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:47 am
franch fan wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:03 pm
Floppykid wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:51 pm Is there even going to be a tour?
Yes, in France
Home nations now can only beat us if they all merge #sickeningfrencharrogance
Well they looked good against Italy, I guess. What have they won - RWC was it? I must have missed it.
The moral title win ;)
by franch fan
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448086
Views: 16943639

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The thought occurred to me. We’re all screaming about which young 10, old 10, slow 10, can’t kick 10 we need to play in our remaining games. Dan Biggar’s been dogshit for 2 games now, and his team are 2-0. Also, if we had our pick of the 4 centers Wales have picked in the 2 games, I’d take North fo...
by franch fan
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Zammo for the Lions.
Replies: 97
Views: 3424

Re: Zammo for the Lions.

Floppykid wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:51 pm Is there even going to be a tour?
Yes, in France
Home nations now can only beat us if they all merge #sickeningfrencharrogance
by franch fan
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Zammo for the Lions.
Replies: 97
Views: 3424

Re: Zammo for the Lions.

I didn't know Lions were allowed to select U-15 players :twisted:
More seriously, he's class :thumbup:
Lot of depth at wings for the Lions anyway
by franch fan
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling
Replies: 151
Views: 3578

Re: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling

This “why should the other 14 players suffer for 1 player’s mistake” bit is a load of bollocks. It was only Billy Burns who missed touch in Cardiff. Does that mean Ireland’s other 14 players should be allowed have a lineout inside the Welsh 22? It’s a team sport, so mistakes by players on the team ...
by franch fan
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Six Nations Summary Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: Six Nations Summary Thread

France: I've not entirely brought into "This generation looks world cup winners" angle nany are touting. They are better than what they were but IMO are back to their 90s and 2000's level of being regular contenders but not quite a game in and game out outstanding team. That's both credit to the fa...
by franch fan
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Six Nations Summary Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: Six Nations Summary Thread

I wouldn't be too surprised if England didn't win any further games in this 6N - our best chance is probably v Wales - can't really see us beating Ireland or France - but you never know, even when we are totally outplayed, like we were v the Scotch, we weren't that far away on the scoreboard - we a...
by franch fan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15258

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

I think we all agree that the French pack doesn't match the French backs in quality and Ireland have exploited this perfectly. What has changed for France, though, is the ability to battle to the end. Before, a few things would go against us and we would lose our composure. Now, the team fights lik...
by franch fan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15258

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

I think at this stage France aren’t there yet. SA, NZ and maybe even Argentina would expect to beat them. Ireland would have won that at a canter if they had any sort of attacking patterns. France won’t beat the big boys with a shot lineout, average scrum and acdefence that leak line breaks to Ital...
by franch fan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15258

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

I think at this stage France aren’t there yet. SA, NZ and maybe even Argentina would expect to beat them. Ireland would have won that at a canter if they had any sort of attacking patterns. France won’t beat the big boys with a shot lineout, average scrum and acdefence that leak line breaks to Ital...
by franch fan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15258

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

https://streamable.com/i00ssu That Dupont guy can literally do all....what a player! One small grip though I have with him is his passing which is good but not world class for a 9. I actually would like to see him once being tried at 12/13 :shock: :shock: :lol: What makes you laugh? My comments abo...
by franch fan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15258

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

https://streamable.com/i00ssu

That Dupont guy can literally do all....what a player!
One small grip though I have with him is his passing which is good but not world class for a 9.
I actually would like to see him once being tried at 12/13
by franch fan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15258

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

Congrats Frenchies, go on and win it now. Honestly, a lot of French weaknesses have been exposed by Ireland and we have a lot of work ahead of us if we want to be in a position to dominate a game against the teams we still have to play. Our forwards have to work hard on the set piece for start. Tha...
by franch fan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15258

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

Big improvement by the French is the defense on the edge of the rucks. We saw nons of what the Italian did to us. Well, not sure it's dued to an improvement of French defense, would more likely say it's the Italian half backs who are far more dangerous than the Irish ones which make them more dange...
by franch fan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15258

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

French Lineout is manky as is the scrum. I see a lot more indiscipline as the game goes on. Pity about the try as Lowe was pretty strong. Also the ref missed despite a disallowed that the french cover kicking the ball from his hand. Saying that what a burst into life & a French try! It's been 12-15...
by franch fan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15258

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

This French team remind me the Kiwi teams of beginning of 2000's with a deadly backline but a pack too susceptible to get outplayed and outmonstered by the top packs.

France won't win the RWC with that front five anyway, that's for sure.
by franch fan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448086
Views: 16943639

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

we are soft as shit in our own 22. 2 easy tries conceded last week... repeat this week i could live with that if we had something in attack How was France's first try a soft one? It's very hard to defend against such a move with notably greats offloads by Jalibert and Fickou It started with a misse...
by franch fan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448086
Views: 16943639

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

nardol wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:22 pm we are soft as shit in our own 22.

2 easy tries conceded last week... repeat this week


i could live with that if we had something in attack
How was France's first try a soft one?
It's very hard to defend against such a move with notably greats offloads by Jalibert and Fickou