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by franch fan
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500
Replies: 1195
Views: 22744

Re: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500

Leinsterman wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:27 pm We really are doing a fine impression of running into a brick wall.
England defense is quite outstanding
by franch fan
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500
Replies: 1195
Views: 22744

Re: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500

Itoje is such a world class pain in the ass player.....which reflects this English team pretty well.
Great turnover again
by franch fan
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500
Replies: 1195
Views: 22744

Re: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500

That last turnover by Underhill was simply world class stuff.
Him and Curry are incredible
by franch fan
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500
Replies: 1195
Views: 22744

Re: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500

Is there any better winger in this world than Jonny May at the moment?
What a f**king player
Scored twice and prevented a certain Irish try
by franch fan
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: End of Another Aura
Replies: 105
Views: 3095

Re: End of Another Aura

Wow I just woke up and saw this result :shock: :shock: Congrats to the Argies anyway, you have been too good as a rugby nation for it to not happen at least once. ABs will bounce back, no doubt but still, they clearly look less unbeatable than before. With France shining again and perhaps preparing ...
by franch fan
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dupont named player of 2020 6N
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: Dupont named player of 2020 6N

A video of his best 2020 moments: https://youtu.be/Dn4GHxmNcDM That tackle on Heinz pfiouuu....might have been a bit high though in restrospective. Dont know if you agree with me but my favourite play in that video is that break which ends in a long pass to Kolbe while he was running. Remind me that...
by franch fan
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dupont named player of 2020 6N
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: Dupont named player of 2020 6N

C69 wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:05 pm Best player in the World atm

Possibly
It's between him, Itoje, Kolbe, PSDT and Mo'unga at the moment for me.
by franch fan
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dupont named player of 2020 6N
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Dupont named player of 2020 6N

https://www.planetrugby.com/france-scrum-half-antoine-dupont-crowned-six-nations-player-of-the-tournament/ France and Toulouse scrum-half Antoine Dupont has been crowned the Six Nations’ Player of the Championship for 2020. First French winner Dupont becomes the first ever Frenchman to be awarded o...
by franch fan
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Player of the 2020 6N
Replies: 26
Views: 1047

Re: Player of the 2020 6N

Conspicuous wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:32 pm Franch Fan asking DD if he’s trolling ? :lol:
Ok i post less nowadays so I didn't get to know DD well but now i'm warned :twisted:
by franch fan
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

It will be interesting how this Fr team develops but unless they develop exponentially, it won't win the WC. The pack is decent but doesn't have the power to dominate in pressure matches and the backs are heavily reliant on Dupont. The best 3 teams at the next WC will still be the same 3 as the las...
by franch fan
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

What about Herring and Porter are Anglo names Healy has Russian genetics Stander is south african The fact you have to resort to picking mediocre South Africans like Stander and Herring, who wouldn't make the Bok C squad, underlines the limitations of your gene pool. Stander would be competing agai...
by franch fan
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Player of the 2020 6N
Replies: 26
Views: 1047

Re: Player of the 2020 6N

It has to be a player from the Champions. Ergo, Itoje, all day long. He was brilliant yesterday when England were flat - didn't do anything special; just relentless accuracy and intensity, dragging the rest of the pack along with him. Dupont is decent but I'll reserve judgment until he's played beh...
by franch fan
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Ireland soft? Are Wales hard? Yes according to Rassie Erasmus
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Are Ireland soft? Are Wales hard? Yes according to Rassie Erasmus

mdaclarke wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:32 pm https://twitter.com/thenosyone987/statu ... 2683948032

"They are not softies, they're not like Ireland.

"They're not like England, who goes away.

"They are tough fellows."

EDIT: He also implies that England are soft too if you put enough pressure on them.
:lol:
by franch fan
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

Top 4 in the rankings are now South Africa, New Zealand, England, France. Looks about right and I think these 4 teams will be dominant for the next 4 years 1.NZ 2.England/SA small gap 4.France/Australia That would be my current top 5. And N'Tamack is still a pretty average fly-half. Doesn't attack ...
by franch fan
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Player of the 2020 6N
Replies: 26
Views: 1047

Re: Player of the 2020 6N

Dupont for me despite Itoje running him very close for that title (and clearly don't think Itoje would exchange that title with the 6N he and England won!). If injuries leave him alone (big if as he already suffered from a grave injury), I think he might well end in the Carter/BOD/Cullen/Robinson cl...
by franch fan
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

As for Ireland, plenty of gritt as usual, deadly in the one pass game but as soon as they had to string together more than 3 passes it became wobbly, French lad summing up Irish rugby in a nutshell. Suspect your set of halfbacks are a little bit better than just international standard as well. Dupo...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

I would switch Ireland with Aus in that You may be right although Oz are showing more promise than Ireland despite their last result (against admittedly an unplayable NZ team) Not if you saw them this morning they were awful allergic to catching and tackling. Every team in the world can look like t...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England totally dominating European rugby
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

Re: England totally dominating European rugby

Well well well
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

Cartman wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:36 pm I would switch Ireland with Aus in that
You may be right although Oz are showing more promise than Ireland despite their last result (against admittedly an unplayable NZ team)
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

Wow! France finishes second of the 6N, having beaten England and Ireland in the process :shock: We now have a pair of half backs who are international standard and our backline is threatening again :thumbup: We struggled in the rucks battle against Ireland and have much work to do in that area both...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

mdaclarke wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:19 pm Top 4 in the rankings are now South Africa, New Zealand, England, France.

Looks about right and I think these 4 teams will be dominant for the next 4 years
1.NZ
2.England/SA
small gap
4.France/Australia

That would be my current top 5.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

On reflection, the pack did ok bar maybe Ryan (but that's only because we all hold him to a very high standard). Sexton and Stockdale can get ta fudge. Keenan probably had potential and Conway did SFA (which is annoying as he can be very good). It'd be great to never have to see Johnny in green aga...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congratulations England 6N champs
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: Congratulations England 6N champs

Bbc 2 with Johnson and Rose cvnted glasses No there was some bbc Scotland farming programme. France deserved to share the title. I deplore bonus points and points difference and other artificial ways to ensure a 'winner'. I'm French but you could argue England deserved it more simply for the fact t...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:57 pm
feckwanker wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:56 pm The only Irish player to come out with any credit tonight is Healy.
Our whole pack played their hearts out so that’s bollox
Yep, you completely outplayed us at breakdown.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congratulations England 6N champs
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: Congratulations England 6N champs

Congrats England, overall the most complete team in NH and by far the best pack.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

Class from Ntamack.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

Ireland have been very very good at forcing turnovers at breakdown
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

Ok Dupont is ridiculous, right? Best player in the world, surely? meh. Not even the best scrum half. But he's very, very good. France would be in the shit if he gets injured. Who is the best scrumhalf then? The saffa Has Faf ever achieved the peak form Dupont has been showing for months? The guy is...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

message #2527204 wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:19 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:18 pm
message #2527204 wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:17 pm
franch fan wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:15 pm Ok Dupont is ridiculous, right?
Best player in the world, surely?
meh. Not even the best scrum half.

But he's very, very good. France would be in the shit if he gets injured.
Who is the best scrumhalf then?
Faf
Nope
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

Ok Dupont is ridiculous, right? Best player in the world, surely? meh. Not deven the best scrum half. But he's very, very good. France would be in the shit if he gets injured. Funnily enough, you might be right in term of pure SH play (A.Smith still is in my opinion) but he is by far the best rugby...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

Ok Dupont is ridiculous, right?
Best player in the world, surely?
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

I know everyone is excited about Dupont and ntamack etc but france are almost as disorganised as ever tbh. We just need to play conservatively to win this. Take the f**king points ffs The French pack is really their weak point, not the least in term of discipline. The defence is working hard. Very ...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

iarmhiman wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:06 pm France will be a lot better this half. They haven't really played any rugby
Their forwards atrocious discipline prevented them to have more possession.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

de_Selby wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:03 pm I know everyone is excited about Dupont and ntamack etc but france are almost as disorganised as ever tbh. We just need to play conservatively to win this. Take the f**king points ffs
The French pack is really their weak point, not the least in term of discipline.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

What a great French play for that penalty try.
Dupont again amazing with that half break and offload
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

Dupont might have a go for Joost's record of tries for a number 9 at this rate
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

Lol Dupont seems to know how to support plays lol
Great play by Fickou
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 6924

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

Who would have thought there would be a day where scrum would be the weakest point in a French team
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy v England
Replies: 120
Views: 1949

Re: Italy v England

So France likely have no chance to win it now....have only themselves to blame though (only beating this shitouse Italian team by less than 20pts and managing to concede a defensive bonus point after leading 24-0 at home against England) The sad thing is France have actually been the best team in t...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy v England
Replies: 120
Views: 1949

Re: Italy v England

Itoje my MOTM
Just a human machine