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by franch fan
Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ulster vs Toulon: Not the Heineken Cup Sponsored by Heineken
Replies: 523
Views: 16283

Re: Ulster vs Toulon: Not the Heineken Cup Sponsored by Hein

Cartman wrote:Claassens certainly looks like he is good for Toulon
Torque is not posting a lot suddenly lol
Not that i'm a fan of Classens myself
by franch fan
Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ulster vs Toulon: Not the Heineken Cup Sponsored by Heineken
Replies: 523
Views: 16283

Re: Ulster vs Toulon: Not the Heineken Cup Sponsored by Hein

tiddle wrote:
franch fan wrote:Mermoz and Stefon Armitage are having stormers.
Mermoz is really turning into a world class midfield.He was dangerous almost everytime he had the ball.
how about michalak?
What's your point?
by franch fan
Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ulster vs Toulon: Not the Heineken Cup Sponsored by Heineken
Replies: 523
Views: 16283

Re: Ulster vs Toulon: Not the Heineken Cup Sponsored by Hein

Mermoz and Stefon Armitage are having stormers.
Mermoz is really turning into a world class midfield.He was dangerous almost everytime he had the ball.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ulster vs Toulon: Not the Heineken Cup Sponsored by Heineken
Replies: 523
Views: 16283

Re: Ulster vs Toulon: Not the Heineken Cup Sponsored by Hein

This one might have looked more forward than the previous one.
by franch fan
Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ulster vs Toulon: Not the Heineken Cup Sponsored by Heineken
Replies: 523
Views: 16283

Re: Ulster vs Toulon: Not the Heineken Cup Sponsored by Hein

Akkerman wrote:awful decision, that was flat
I've seen far worse forwards passes being allowed......including a famous one by Barnes himself :lol:
by franch fan
Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Scratlets damage limitation thread
Replies: 131
Views: 3125

Re: The Scratlets damage limitation thread

Toulon will still confortably top this pool but they will have to up their game to win the whole thing
by franch fan
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Scratlets damage limitation thread
Replies: 131
Views: 3125

Re: The Scratlets damage limitation thread

Habana and 1/2penny look much less dangerous than the likes of O'Connor,Mitchell or Delon
by franch fan
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Scratlets damage limitation thread
Replies: 131
Views: 3125

Re: The Scratlets damage limitation thread

Toulon lineout is a shamble
by franch fan
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Scratlets damage limitation thread
Replies: 131
Views: 3125

Re: The Scratlets damage limitation thread

danthefan wrote:Really good from the Scarlets so far tbf. Though I don't think they'll keep it up for the 80.
Yeah i think the same.
by franch fan
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Scratlets damage limitation thread
Replies: 131
Views: 3125

Re: The Scratlets damage limitation thread

Great great defense from the Scarlets.
by franch fan
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Scratlets damage limitation thread
Replies: 131
Views: 3125

Re: The Scratlets damage limitation thread

JAT wrote:One of the greatest try's in rugby history.
Great try yeah.
Which started from that unbelievable play from Scarlets 22.
by franch fan
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black forwards game plan wrongly executed?
Replies: 15
Views: 1892

Re: All Black forwards game plan wrongly executed?

This was a bizarre match to watch. NZ looked like they were at half pace for a lot of it, comfortably the worst performance since the England shellacking. How many unforced errors or ball lost thanks to poor contact skills? McCaw was awesome but Read didn't show up, Mealamu seemed to hand the Saffe...
by franch fan
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies post mortem
Replies: 205
Views: 10450

Re: Wallabies post mortem

3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 are the problem areas. I think the backs are fine. Hmmm not really a fan of Foley or of your wingers by the way. I know you will say that it's "only" NH rugby but when you see how guys like Giteau or O'Connor are playing at Toulon right now, you have to wonder if the guys playing f...
by franch fan
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official - and very late - Pumas vs Wallabies match thread
Replies: 396
Views: 16795

Re: Official - and very late - Pumas vs Wallabies match thre

Jimmy the Gent wrote:How did the Boks lose to this Wallabies team.

Congratulations Argentina, hopefully you can build on this and become a real force among the top International sides.

Day of upsets in the Rugby Championship then, been a great watch.
The Boks almost lost to Argies as well.
by franch fan
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official - and very late - Pumas vs Wallabies match thread
Replies: 396
Views: 16795

Re: Official - and very late - Pumas vs Wallabies match thre

indomite wrote:Well done Argentina.

Looking forward to AC acknowledging that the Pumas' winning streak is longer than the AB's.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by franch fan
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official - and very late - Pumas vs Wallabies match thread
Replies: 396
Views: 16795

Re: Official - and very late - Pumas vs Wallabies match thre

If Argies don't win this one now, they should be excluded from the RC
by franch fan
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official - and very late - Pumas vs Wallabies match thread
Replies: 396
Views: 16795

Re: Official - and very late - Pumas vs Wallabies match thre

Australia are doing everything to lose the game but Argentina don't want to win it
by franch fan
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official - and very late - Pumas vs Wallabies match thread
Replies: 396
Views: 16795

Re: Official - and very late - Pumas vs Wallabies match thre

Lol it was not a yellow card as Folau was pushed by an Argie player!!
I thought in real time too but watching the replay
by franch fan
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top rugby country with the worst overall level of coaching?
Replies: 35
Views: 2459

Re: Top rugby country with the worst overall level of coachi

France appears to be the overall leader at the moment however I would like to put Australia (or the wobblies as they are known as) forward. A foreign coach that leads them too one of the most successful statistical periods in their history is sacked and replaced by an aussie (selected on racial gro...
by franch fan
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Someone recommend me a pair of boots
Replies: 64
Views: 3070

Re: Someone recommend me a pair of boots

Try the Bar Rafaeli ones
by franch fan
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is McAwe now officially a greater AB than Sir Colin Meads?
Replies: 102
Views: 4100

Re: Is McAwe now officially a greater AB than Sir Colin Mead

McCaw's longetivity at this level is something unseen, especially in such a demanding position as number 7.
by franch fan
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top rugby country with the worst overall level of coaching?
Replies: 35
Views: 2459

Re: Top rugby country with the worst overall level of coachi

French Fan really does like these rhetorical based OP's. Who is the best 10 in the NH or world from France with first name Freddie used to be a firm favourite. It's quite amusing. It's interesting you bring Michalak in that discussion because he is one of the numerous cases which proves how shite t...
by franch fan
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top rugby country with the worst overall level of coaching?
Replies: 35
Views: 2459

Re: Top rugby country with the worst overall level of coachi

Wales and Ireland shouldn't get any vote at all.
Considering their ressources and the number of good players they've produced comparing to big powerhouses like SA,Eng or France, they've actually done far better than you would expect them to do (see how many 6Ns they've won in the last decade).
by franch fan
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top rugby country with the worst overall level of coaching?
Replies: 35
Views: 2459

Re: Top rugby country with the worst overall level of coachi

French Fan really does like these rhetorical based OP's. Who is the best 10 in the NH or world from France with first name Freddie used to be a firm favourite. It's quite amusing. It's interesting you bring Michalak in that discussion because he is one of the numerous cases which proves how shite t...
by franch fan
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top rugby country with the worst overall level of coaching?
Replies: 35
Views: 2459

Re: Top rugby country with the worst overall level of coachi

Nolanator wrote:Do you mean which team is currently the worst coached, or which nation produces the worst coaches?
Which top rugby country overall produce the worst coaches, that's the question.
by franch fan
Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top rugby country with the worst overall level of coaching?
Replies: 35
Views: 2459

Re: Top rugby country with the worst overall level of coachi

Torquemada 1420 wrote:Bugger of franch. This is a closed discussion. There are no other candidates. :(
South Africa might be but yeah, i think it's a no brainer, sadly for us.
All the comments from foreign players who played in Top 14 ("physical training is poor overall in top 14,etc...") don't make it look better lol
by franch fan
Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top rugby country with the worst overall level of coaching?
Replies: 35
Views: 2459

Re: Top rugby country with the worst overall level of coachi

I'm suprised South Africa don't have more votes.
Always thought that considering their ressources and all the freak players they produce, they should be challenging the ABs more than they've done in the last 5-10 years.
Coaching there really doesn't seem to match the quality of their players.
by franch fan
Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Springboks vs All Blacks @ Ellis Park
Replies: 1592
Views: 66613

Re: Springboks vs All Blacks @ Ellis Park

*Double checks the trophy cabinet again* Not sure why you think the question deserves a tinfoil hat. It's a perfectly reasonable and sincere question. Is it a sensitive subject perhaps? Make you feel a bit uncomfortable? It's begging the question actually. But carry on, you're doing a cracking job....
by franch fan
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Toulon looking even better than last year?
Replies: 15
Views: 1147

Re: Toulon looking even better than last year?

Giteau to 12 when Sanchez joins in Jan? No way Sanchez is not close to being as good as giteau as a 10 so no way laporte will do that. So why sign him than? Sanchez attacks and breaks the line then Giteau throws the wide balls to the wings or to Basta in space. Reminds me of Brumbies circa 2004. To...
by franch fan
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Toulon looking even better than last year?
Replies: 15
Views: 1147

Re: Toulon looking even better than last year?

Brumby_in_Vic wrote:Giteau to 12 when Sanchez joins in Jan?
No way
Sanchez is not close to being as good as giteau as a 10 so no way laporte will do that.
by franch fan
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Toulon looking even better than last year?
Replies: 15
Views: 1147

Re: Toulon looking even better than last year?

Torquemada 1420 wrote:
franch fan wrote:D.Armitage is a bit of twat but a f**k good player, you have to admit.
Think he was one of the best fullbacks in NH last season along with Kearney and perhaps Dulin (who i feel is a very underrated player)
I don't think any amount of ability excuses Armitage as a human being.
:lol: :D
by franch fan
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Toulon looking even better than last year?
Replies: 15
Views: 1147

Re: Toulon looking even better than last year?

I saw their performance against a very good Montpellier team and god, they look awesome :shock: Giteau is probably playing the best he's ever played at 10 and the rest of team is following him. Only concern might be goal kicking but good luck to stop them scoring tries.... http://www.sportsjournali...
by franch fan
Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Toulon looking even better than last year?
Replies: 15
Views: 1147

Re: Toulon looking even better than last year?

Yes. Because, as has been repeatedly posted, they were always far more dangerous offensively with Giteau at the helm than Wilkinson. Yeah but i think there are other explanations like better collective knowledge of each other, some players coming of âge (particularly guys like Tillous borde and Mer...
by franch fan
Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Toulon looking even better than last year?
Replies: 15
Views: 1147

Toulon looking even better than last year?

I saw their performance against a very good Montpellier team and god, they look awesome :shock:
Giteau is probably playing the best he's ever played at 10 and the rest of team is following him.
Only concern might be goal kicking but good luck to stop them scoring tries....
by franch fan
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le top XIV la Pro D2 les Fédérales.Le retour façon mir laine
Replies: 24811
Views: 1077993

Re: Le top XIV la Pro D2 les Fédérales.Le retour façon mir l

Has anyone mentioned yet what a *%$&£ joke JOC is? I mean, he was always a suspect signing, started at the club by getting pictures of himself posing with the trophies he didn't win and made sure he fcuked back off to his hemisphere mid-season. But i could at least forgive that if he was brilliant ...
by franch fan
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le top XIV la Pro D2 les Fédérales.Le retour façon mir laine
Replies: 24811
Views: 1077993

Re: Le top XIV la Pro D2 les Fédérales.Le retour façon mir l

I am an optimistic type. Saying that, I watched Racing v Lyon and there was nothing amazing there. ST needs to fix the lineout and maintain the scrum performance from last weekend and they are in with a chance. - And sort out the distribution from SH - And have more than 1 back (Fickou) who is capa...
by franch fan
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le top XIV la Pro D2 les Fédérales.Le retour façon mir laine
Replies: 24811
Views: 1077993

Re: Le top XIV la Pro D2 les Fédérales.Le retour façon mir l

Talking about Toulouse's recent dreadful form, when you listen Noves now, you have the feeling the guy is now fatalist and only waiting for stopping his career as smoothly as possible.