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by franch fan
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP Massimo Cuttitta
Replies: 40
Views: 1441

Re: RIP Massimo Cuttitta

RIP :(
by franch fan
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clermont vs Toulouse
Replies: 42
Views: 1681

Re: Clermont vs Toulouse

Dupont and Kolbe aren't only great attacking players but also great defensive ones
by franch fan
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clermont vs Toulouse
Replies: 42
Views: 1681

Re: Clermont vs Toulouse

Very poor from both teams.
Leinster can feel pretty relax basing on what we saw from the other teams.
by franch fan
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

They lost their way when they found they couldn't bully the Leinster pack. Which is a bit ironic given the way they scored their first two tries. But Leinster were relentlessly impressive. I actually thought Leinster's pack got bullied on numerous occasions today but they dominated two absolutely k...
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

They lost their way when they found they couldn't bully the Leinster pack. Which is a bit ironic given the way they scored their first two tries. But Leinster were relentlessly impressive. I actually thought Leinster's pack got bullied on numerous occasions today but they dominated two absolutely k...
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

They lost their way when they found they couldn't bully the Leinster pack. Which is a bit ironic given the way they scored their first two tries. But Leinster were relentlessly impressive. I actually thought Leinster's pack got bullied on numerous occasions today but they dominated two absolutely k...
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

Big statements there today re Lions places: Kelleher >> Cowan-Dickie Conan >> Simmonds (British media favourite for 'bolter') VdF very good Sexton not lasting the half very worrying Keenan continuing to quietly impress Henshaw asking the question of who you pair him with in the test team Slade doin...
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

They lost their way when they found they couldn't bully the Leinster pack. Which is a bit ironic given the way they scored their first two tries. But Leinster were relentlessly impressive. I actually thought Leinster's pack got bullied on numerous occasions today but they dominated two absolutely k...
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

Mr. Very Popular wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:33 pm Very impressive by Leinster, kept calm after a brutal start and just bullied Exeter into leaving space.
They got Exeter at breakdown and lineout, two areas where Exeter are virtually unflappable.
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

grimoald wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:02 pm Larmour did very well to beat Hogg there. Try for me.
Pretty shocking tackling by Hogg there
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

Exeter are such a powerful unit
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

Stopping Exeter to score 5m from the line is like trying to prevent ABs to score any point in a game
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

Thé level of the contest at the breakdown is worth alone watching.
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

Leinster are literally the cryptonit of Exeter with their incredible efficiency at breakdown
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

That game :shock:
By far the current two best teams in Europe.
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:54 pm
franch fan wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:53 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:51 pm Just watched the two tries, shambolic defending.
In the first one, yes but in the second one, it was simply outstanding play and ball retention by Exeter
No it was terrible defending Furlong in the line and ROL didn’t take his man
In any try, you'll always have a defensive error.
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

Lowe has been by a country mile Leinster's best player so far
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

earl the beaver wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:51 pm Just watched the two tries, shambolic defending.
In the first one, yes but in the second one, it was simply outstanding play and ball retention by Exeter
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

Slade is f**king class
Love this player
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Vs Leinster
Replies: 684
Views: 12638

Re: Exeter Vs Leinster

Way too good from the Champs
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.
Replies: 87
Views: 1300

Re: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.

Now THAT has been a very sexy last ten minutes or so! This is what I expect to see from French sides at the business end of the Heino. Edit: that scrum was a work of brutal art. No mercy! To be fair, better players in LR are not french.. Their pack is a beast, and I believe Gibbes and ROG are doing...
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.
Replies: 87
Views: 1300

Re: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.

Great try.
Love La Rochelle's backrow.
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.
Replies: 87
Views: 1300

Re: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.

Thé number of times Curry saved his side at breakdown has been astonishing
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.
Replies: 87
Views: 1300

Re: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.

Curry is really an extraordinary player.
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.
Replies: 87
Views: 1300

Re: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.

Bloody hell. I am watching the second half... Sale are poor.... La Rochelle are not super efficient (lineout wasted, West wayward placed kicking) but Sale are so bad that La Rochelle are comfortable despite these gaps... Frog's classical: when a French team wins, it's because the opponents are poor
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.
Replies: 87
Views: 1300

Re: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.

La Rochelle's 10 is a bit shite
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.
Replies: 87
Views: 1300

Re: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.

Short Man Syndrome wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:59 pm I’m assuming that Sale are making them look worse than they really are but this LR team look a very pale imitation of the great Clermont sides of yesteryear... the yellow kit doesn’t help.
3 tries already for this pâle imitation of the great Clermont sides ;)
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.
Replies: 87
Views: 1300

Re: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.

Lol is Brace serious there? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by franch fan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.
Replies: 87
Views: 1300

Re: La Rochelle Vs. Sale Lazy match thread.

Sale are absolutely deadly in the breakdown
by franch fan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Can Antoine Dupont beat Joost's try scoring record for a 9?
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: Can Antoine Dupont beat Joost's try scoring record for a 9?

i think in Joost's day players tended to play 80 minutes So Joost may have built up about 7,000 minutes of test rugby in his 89 caps, and it may take Dupont up to 110, 120 caps to get that many minutes? If any current 9 is likely to get to 30+ tries, Dupont must be it. He's scored against all the 6...
by franch fan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Can Antoine Dupont beat Joost's try scoring record for a 9?
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: Can Antoine Dupont beat Joost's try scoring record for a 9?

eldanielfire wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:48 am Probably, players play way more tests these days.
They also get injured more often
by franch fan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France are just not that good
Replies: 204
Views: 9363

Re: France are just not that good

Anybody has seen the Champions Cup games? Pretty decent performances by the likes of Ntamack, Marchand or Penaud. What about Dupont? 2 tries and multiple breaks for a 9 and people talk about it like it's a normal performance x( The guy is victim of his own ridiculously high standards. What do you e...
by franch fan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Can Antoine Dupont beat Joost's try scoring record for a 9?
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: Can Antoine Dupont beat Joost's try scoring record for a 9?

Big Nipper wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:21 am Nah, he won't. He will go through dry spells like any other player. Also, he is not half the player Joost was, well not yet
Yep you're right, he's already better ;)
by franch fan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Can Antoine Dupont beat Joost's try scoring record for a 9?
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: Can Antoine Dupont beat Joost's try scoring record for a 9?

Rare photo of Dupont with a fan :D

Image

Funny to think that two guys with such angel faces have been such a nightmare for their opponents on a rugby field.
by franch fan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France are just not that good
Replies: 204
Views: 9363

Re: France are just not that good

TheFrog wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:13 pm Anybody has seen the Champions Cup games?

Pretty decent performances by the likes of Ntamack, Marchand or Penaud.
What about Dupont?
2 tries and multiple breaks for a 9 and people talk about it like it's a normal performance x(
The guy is victim of his own ridiculously high standards.
by franch fan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Munster v Toulouse
Replies: 435
Views: 8381

Re: Munster v Toulouse

When Leinster supporters are saying a Barnes had a shocker in a Munster game you have the real truth. He didn't have a shocker. Rugby reffing is a complicated thing, some minor calls won't go your way. It's the major calls that is the problem, or a number of minor things in a row. My biggest annoya...
by franch fan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Can Antoine Dupont beat Joost's try scoring record for a 9?
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: Can Antoine Dupont beat Joost's try scoring record for a 9?

Anonymous 1 wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:54 pm Joost had a habit or turning p for the big games didn't he.
So a KO Champions Cup Game at Thomond Park is not a big game? ;)
by franch fan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Can Antoine Dupont beat Joost's try scoring record for a 9?
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: Can Antoine Dupont beat Joost's try scoring record for a 9?

He has 10. Joost had 38, a long way to go. 10 in about 30 caps and considering he was playing for a shitouse French team until last year, I would say this number is still mighty impressive for a SH Obviously a lot will depend on the level of his French teammates and injuries (he already had an ACL).
by franch fan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Can Antoine Dupont beat Joost's try scoring record for a 9?
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Can Antoine Dupont beat Joost's try scoring record for a 9?

The guy has been obviously scoring tries at an abnormally rate for a 9 both at club and international level.
Do you think he can beat in particular Joost's record of tries scored by a 9 at international level?
by franch fan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454792
Views: 17377773

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

As a French fan, I will definitely cheer for Leinster next week
I can't support anymore Exeter's style of play