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by franch fan
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538823

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Lyon are scoring some unreal tries against against Gloucester. Looking very good indeed. They have Mathieu Bastareaud back from US rugby and now playing as a no.8! He’s even bigger now but playing very well. Scored a try too. Yeah i'm shocked by how well Lyon are playing and nevertheless, Glouceste...
by franch fan
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538823

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Porterbelly1 wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:31 pm
franch fan wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:27 pm Ramos is so shite.
It's been years I've been saying this
Extremely overrated
Only thing where he does really excel is goal kicking (and tbf he is world class at that).
But other than that, he looks a bit of a journeyman (slow, indecisive)
by franch fan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538823

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

For what it's worth i think Toulouse will win it outright this season. No shame in losing to them Not sure, still have big doubts about their pack and their outside defense They will suffer against the big Exeter pack for example...but then again, when you have Dupont and Kolbe, you can beat any te...
by franch fan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538823

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

quarter2four wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:43 pm Ridiculous having an Irish TMO for an Irish team in Europe. Tendency will be to overcompensate and screw the Irish team.

:lol: :lol:
by franch fan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538823

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Dupont is the Dan Carter of scrummies.
So much similarities in the way they run, fend and the way they do it almost effortlessly
by franch fan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538823

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

That turnover by Madigan on Dupont was almost Pocock-like
by franch fan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538823

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Dupont is just ridiculous. Surely the current best player in the world along with Itoje and with his teammate Kolbe not too much behind (what a try he scored as well) Those 3 plus Radradra and Mo'unga. Current top 5 for me. Cooney holding his own against the best 9 though. I would love it if Gatlan...
by franch fan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538823

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Toulouse and french forwards in general are so undisciplined.....
by franch fan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538823

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

nardol wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:48 pm Thats why he isnt near the irish 9 jersey


He opened the door and waves dupont through
Don't be too harsh with Cooney (who is having a good game btw), anyone can get skinned by Dupont.
A.Smith himself got totally skinned and outclassed by Dupont 3 years ago
by franch fan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538823

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Dupont is just ridiculous.
Surely the current best player in the world along with Itoje and with his teammate Kolbe not too much behind (what a try he scored as well)
by franch fan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538823

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ramos is so shite.
It's been years I've been saying this
by franch fan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538823

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Has Mola lost the plot putting Ramos at 10?
by franch fan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538823

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Toulouse are truly awful at defending mauls and pick and gos.
Exeter had a field day against them recently
by franch fan
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: People you are surprised to learn are still alive
Replies: 120
Views: 6471

Re: People you are surprised to learn are still alive

fatcat wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:20 pm Anyway, Mako Vunipola.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
You're too mean aahhah
by franch fan
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

So Frenchies, from your B/C squad who played today, who would you promote to a starters spot? I've been very impressed with the 11. Also Woki and the lock with the Italian name. Jalibert, Woki, Pesenti, Dulin and Villieres can easily make the first team in my opinion. Dulin was immaculate under the...
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England - Autumn Nations champs forever
Replies: 37
Views: 1490

Re: England - Autumn Nations champs forever

Can't see a ref born in Cardiff giving a homer performance for England :lol: :lol: :lol: England won the 6 Nations fair and square, even despite still not being over the RWC for the first few games. You can't complain France where robbed because they have some properly stupid players who cost point...
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England - Autumn Nations champs forever
Replies: 37
Views: 1490

Re: England - Autumn Nations champs forever

I don't think England stole the 6 Nations. France ahd good fortune to catch England still a bit mentally stuck in the RWC final for their win but England won the tournament fair and square. I be the first to admit ENgland got some fortunate ref calls for the Autumn Nations Cup final. But France whe...
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England - Autumn Nations champs forever
Replies: 37
Views: 1490

Re: England - Autumn Nations champs forever

I don't think England stole the 6 Nations. France ahd good fortune to catch England still a bit mentally stuck in the RWC final for their win but England won the tournament fair and square. I be the first to admit ENgland got some fortunate ref calls for the Autumn Nations Cup final. But France whe...
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England - Autumn Nations champs forever
Replies: 37
Views: 1490

Re: England - Autumn Nations champs forever

Congrats England on your win and your year but even if i'm not neutral, you feel that they somehow stole both titles with France being the best team in each tournaments. But then you could say that's the mark of great teams to be able to win even when being outplayed. On a rare positive note for En...
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England - Autumn Nations champs forever
Replies: 37
Views: 1490

Re: England - Autumn Nations champs forever

Congrats England on your win and your year but even if i'm not neutral, you feel that they somehow stole both titles with France being the best team in each tournaments. But then you could say that's the mark of great teams to be able to win even when being outplayed. On a rare positive note for En...
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England - Autumn Nations champs forever
Replies: 37
Views: 1490

Re: England - Autumn Nations champs forever

Congrats England on your win and your year but even if i'm not neutral, you feel that they somehow stole both titles with France being probably the best team in each tournaments. But then you could say that's the mark of great teams to be able to win even when being outplayed. On a rare positive not...
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

England looked lacklustre with the ball with no creativity or any threat. The Fr have discovered some real stars, Jalibert looked the part today, Woki is an incredible athlete, Greci looks like the lock they are looking for and Bourgrit offered more than enough. France were rubbish. They hardly got...
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

puku wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:27 pm So Frenchies, from your B/C squad who played today, who would you promote to a starters spot?

I've been very impressed with the 11. Also Woki and the lock with the Italian name.
Jalibert, Woki, Pesenti, Dulin and Villieres can easily make the first team in my opinion.
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538823

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:14 pm France could be very good in 2-3 years time
They already are and really should have won both the 6N and this Autumn cup.
England basicly stole both titles.
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

de_Selby wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:11 pm Well that was great fun.
I think that phantom knock-on at the end decided it unfortunately though
Brace said it was a knock on so no need to review it.
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

Macalou's supposed knock on which was crucial at this stage of this game and considering where it was (on English 22) was not even checked in the video....tells the whole story about this game
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

marcopolio wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:08 pm Itoje has been phenomenal all series. Another Motm performance today.
Lol i really like Itoje, best 2nd row in the world but he was outplayed by Woki
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

Totally undeserved win
Well done France, England stole you 2 titles this year but the tides will quickly turn.
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

Winnie wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:53 pm Another absolute BS call
Someone is getting their gold watch
Fortunately, Gods of rugby are there to bring some justice
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

At least some justice
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

MrDominator wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:51 pm Brilliant reffing.

Brace has balls of steel.

:thumbup:
:lol: :lol:
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

The Optimist wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:46 pm Some real hometown reffing. No knockons it seems for Eng?
I'm usually not too much into the anti French refereeing conspiracy but in this game, there were some very strange things to say the least
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

Lol referee doing everything to keep England in the game
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

TheFrog wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:30 pm Couilloud's passing has been a problem for the French

A big problem
Also Carbonel's kicking has been shite since his entering
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

This French B' team is playing like a A team but being referred like a D team
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

friedchimp wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:08 pm We are god awful with ball in hand.
Except when May touches the ball ;)
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

France B' asking questions to the mighty English. Looks like England are too much pasta at lunch before the game. They are slow, and mainly seek to get rid of possession. Bizarre tactics. The bench will be key. France C bench versus England usual bench. So Frog, what did you think about Jalibert's ...
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

Young is the reason England didn't score there. It is his job to take control and spread the ball when the opportunity is out wide. England are lacking brains so far. Or guys. As if they don't trust their backs. Actually, England were even lucky to score 6 pts considering at least one of those 3pts...
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

France B' asking questions to the mighty English. Looks like England are too much pasta at lunch before the game. They are slow, and mainly seek to get rid of possession. Bizarre tactics. The bench will be key. France C bench versus England usual bench. So Frog, what did you think about Jalibert's ...
by franch fan
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11491

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

Magpie26 wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:40 pm
franch fan wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:27 pm England can thank Underhill and especially Curry, without them I feel France would be leading by more
They have given away just about every England penalty

Since then, yes