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by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy v England
Replies: 120
Views: 1929

Re: Italy v England

Itoje is just the definition of a pain in the ass in a good way.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy v England
Replies: 120
Views: 1929

Re: Italy v England

Mick Mannock wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:35 pm
franch fan wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:29 pm England have the best scrum in 6N by a country mile.
Frightening to think that same scrum got absolutely destroyed by SA's scrum in last RWC.
It wasn't the same scrum
90% of it was the same
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy v England
Replies: 120
Views: 1929

Re: Italy v England

England have the best scrum in 6N by a country mile.
Frightening to think that same scrum got absolutely destroyed by SA's scrum in last RWC.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy v England
Replies: 120
Views: 1929

Re: Italy v England

DragsterDriver wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:12 pm Looked a bit red to me.
You're serious?
Even French commentators are saying the yellow was really severe, let alone a red lol
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy v England
Replies: 120
Views: 1929

Re: Italy v England

Lol Poite trying to do France some favor :lol:
There was barely anything by Hill on that play.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy v England
Replies: 120
Views: 1929

Re: Italy v England

Itoje, what a player
by franch fan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy v England
Replies: 120
Views: 1929

Re: Italy v England

iarmhiman wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:06 pm Try Italy from nothing
Talk about that!
Still can't see anything than a huge England win basing in those first 20min
by franch fan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

Ok, you can keep your penalty and clapping machine then :D :P
by franch fan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

The Fr team needs more grunt from the locks and that's been a problem for a long time. I am not a fan of 10, he kicks well but doesn't even attempt to attack the line, mostly shovelling the ball on to the centres.Fickou impressed tonight and Thomas looked sharper than he has for a while. The 15 is ...
by franch fan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87758
Views: 4474675

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

We are absolutely stacked all over the pitch. Need to hoover up these next 5 games with ease. Also obligatory Jack f**king Willis. Your depth at second row and backrow is quite unbelievable, as a French fan i'm very envious of that. It’s nice to have a french team going forward hopefully as a decen...
by franch fan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87758
Views: 4474675

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Wendigo7 wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:22 pm We are absolutely stacked all over the pitch.

Need to hoover up these next 5 games with ease.

Also obligatory Jack f**king Willis.
Your depth at second row and backrow is quite unbelievable, as a French fan i'm very envious of that.
by franch fan
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

The Fr team needs more grunt from the locks and that's been a problem for a long time. I am not a fan of 10, he kicks well but doesn't even attempt to attack the line, mostly shovelling the ball on to the centres.Fickou impressed tonight and Thomas looked sharper than he has for a while. The 15 is ...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

Take Dupont and Vakatawa out from this French team and this is a very ordinary team You are still clueless I see. Young team, doing well against an experienced side. They have good potential. Don't bother... he has no understanding of rugby. Frog, Wales were average tonight and we were lucky that B...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

Take Dupont and Vakatawa out from this French team and this is a very ordinary team You are still clueless I see. Young team, doing well against an experienced side. They have good potential. I'm caricaturing a bit of course but you see my point. And Wales are having a mediocre game. Actually no, I...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

P in VG wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:40 pm
franch fan wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:38 pm Take Dupont and Vakatawa out from this French team and this is a very ordinary team
You could say the same for any country

NZ and England are not so dependent on 2-3 players.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

La soule wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:43 pm
franch fan wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:38 pm Take Dupont and Vakatawa out from this French team and this is a very ordinary team
You are still clueless I see.

Young team, doing well against an experienced side.

They have good potential.
I'm caricaturing a bit of course but you see my point.
And Wales are having a mediocre game.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

de_Selby wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:37 pm Dupont is class
Forget best number 9 in the world, he is one of the current top 5 best players in the world.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

Take Dupont and Vakatawa out from this French team and this is a very ordinary team
by franch fan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

Aldritt having a nightmare game so far.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

Joost wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:52 pm
franch fan wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:47 pm Dupont not doing his growing "best 9 in the world" réputation any harm 8)
France also look like they have an international standard 10 for the first time since, well, errr, Lamaison I guess
Hum not so convinced by him.
Good player but hardly world class in my opinion.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

TheFrog wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:51 pm
franch fan wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:47 pm Dupont not doing his growing "best 9 in the world" réputation any harm 8)
What is your take on N'Tamack?
Décent but don't think he's world class...yet.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

Dupont not doing his growing "best 9 in the world" réputation any harm 8)
by franch fan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

Good French try even though Vakatawa's offload might have been forward.
Dupont seems to always be on the right place to support his teammates breaks, very underrated quality
by franch fan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

Adams produced a rare feat on that play, stopping Dupont to score with the tryline wide open.
What a tackle!
But still not enough to prevent France to score.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 201
Views: 3077

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

How a supposedly top team like France can concede such a soft try as the first one and in the first 10min to make it worse?
Shaun Edwards will clearly not tolerate that
by franch fan
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Antoine Dupont = a Michalak fan boy
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Antoine Dupont = a Michalak fan boy

And no, i'm not Antoine Dupont :D More seriously, he gave a rare interview on l'Equipe yesterday, there are the main parts: In an interview with L’Équipe published this Friday, Antoine Dupont said which player impressed him the most when he was a child: “Frédéric Michalak. When I started to really g...
by franch fan
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Player of the decade
Replies: 166
Views: 4782

Re: Player of the decade

Richie McCaw was twice the player that Kieran Read was That's effectively what you're saying, and I disagree! And I also hugely disagree. Mccaw was obviously great but despite obviously not getting to his level, you see many backrowers with his skills (poacher, incredible workrate, playing at the e...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Finn Russell
Replies: 40
Views: 1734

Re: Finn Russell

He had to take it over his head; but a good rugby player would then have taken contact and recycled, rather than try a "Hail Mary" that was now no longer on. Note that I never said he wasn't the main culprit on that play. I'm just saying that his style of play is already risky enough to have en plu...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Finn Russell
Replies: 40
Views: 1734

Re: Finn Russell

A truly mercurial talent . At times he just played with the Exeter defence , carving them open at will . His passing is quite possibly the best I’ve ever seen from a NH out half and he can mix it up with a creative kicking game However, he was at fault for three of Exeter’s tries today and it’s not...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Finn Russell
Replies: 40
Views: 1734

Re: Finn Russell

A truly mercurial talent . At times he just played with the Exeter defence , carving them open at will . His passing is quite possibly the best I’ve ever seen from a NH out half and he can mix it up with a creative kicking game However, he was at fault for three of Exeter’s tries today and it’s not...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England totally dominating European rugby
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

Re: England totally dominating European rugby

Wendigo7 wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:17 pm Oh ffs reign it in.

Take the victories with a bit of pride but no gloating lads.

(Or just talk about it in the official thread, don't be a wanker.)
I'm French btw
by franch fan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England totally dominating European rugby
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

England totally dominating European rugby

Probable 6N win in a few weeks, Champions cup and challenge cup won by English teams.
For all the talk about some French renaissance or Irish resistance, England are quite clearly the dominant country in NH rugby.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter
Replies: 52
Views: 1256

Re: Exeter

That was a great match. Congrats Exe. I thought they would wilt with a man in the bin for the last 10. It was their time. Have to say they were lucky that penalty happened very near the touch or else, racing would have gone for the kick and probably nailed it. Btw where both team tries were scored ...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter
Replies: 52
Views: 1256

Re: Exeter

That was a great match. Congrats Exe. I thought they would wilt with a man in the bin for the last 10. It was their time. Have to say they were lucky that penalty happened very near the touch or else, racing would have gone for the kick and probably nailed it. Btw where both team tries were scored ...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter
Replies: 52
Views: 1256

Re: Exeter

message #2527204 wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:53 pm Are we going to blame it on Russell? Wasn't his fault Maginot through it over his head but he'd decided the play and was going for it whatever came at him... not good.
I'd blame it more on racing shitouses 9.
You put Dupont on this racing team and they probably win it in a canter.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter
Replies: 52
Views: 1256

Re: Exeter

Congratulations to Exeter. Well deserved. Wonderful club who do it the right way. Can't not admire them enough. Exeter in some ways had a few of their most shaky moments today, that gave Racing some easy attack, but they were ice cold in the last 10-12 minutes in defense, even down to 10 men. It wa...
by franch fan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441119
Views: 16509863

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

French teams confirmed as biggest chokers in European club rugby despite their immense ressources
Can't even stop a newbie club at this level winning the whole thing while racing had all the experience (2 losing finals before that one)
by franch fan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441119
Views: 16509863

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Russell sucked that one hard but machenaud's pass!
by franch fan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441119
Views: 16509863

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Zebo on fire in this game
by franch fan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441119
Views: 16509863

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Can any team (international or not) stop Exeter's pick and go near a tryline?
Ive never seen a side as efficient as them in that aspect.