French U 20 in the final

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French U 20 in the final

Postby tigran » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:26 pm

After the victory of last U 20 WC the french have beaten the favorites SA for reaching the final...
Wether they win or lose it, Something is definitely smelling better..

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Re: French U 20 in the final

Postby Banquo » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:19 pm

tigran wrote:After the victory of last U 20 WC the french have beaten the favorites SA for reaching the final...
Wether they win or lose it, Something is definitely smelling better..

what do you think to Bastareaud and Parra not getting in your RWC squad?

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Re: French U 20 in the final

Postby francoisfou » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:31 am

Banquo wrote:what do you think to Bastareaud and Parra not getting in your RWC squad?


Personally, I'm not surprised they've been omitted.
Firstly, at scrum half, France have one of the very best in Antoine Dupont, and Baptiste Sérin and Maxim Machenaud are more than able back-up players who are very good goal kickers too.
At centre, we have Doumayrou, Fofana, Fickou and Guitoune and also Ntamack who's been selected at fly half but is equally at home in the centre.
The selection of these players is perfectly justified as they've been on top form for their clubs. As for Bastareaud, well he's off to earn some bucks in New York - and good luck to him!, so he's more or less turned his back on selection for the French XV. However, the only area where he's indisputably better than the others is snaffling turnover ball from the tackled player where he's been immense over the last few seasons.

I think the French could do well in Japan and will qualify for the QFs with England, and with their impressive U20 team, who may well win in Saturday's final, and with the appointment of Raphael Ibanez and Fabien Galthié into the coaching structure, the future is looking very bright.

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Re: French U 20 in the final

Postby tigran » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:49 pm

Agree with François, I'm more disappointed about Parra missing, he is still capable of bringing a lot..

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Re: French U 20 in the final

Postby switchskier » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:10 pm

tigran wrote:After the victory of last U 20 WC the french have beaten the favorites SA for reaching the final...
Wether they win or lose it, Something is definitely smelling better..


Not so sure Tigs. I had the game on in the background and the French definitely dominated, but it was very much a forwards pack effort. Big age group french teams have done that before but it hasn't translated well to full internationals as the game has changed. Do you think that this lot are different?

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Re: French U 20 in the final

Postby Numbers » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:19 pm

tigran wrote:After the victory of last U 20 WC the french have beaten the favorites SA for reaching the final...
Wether they win or lose it, Something is definitely smelling better..


The hooker is amazingly quick and powerful, one to watch for sure.

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Re: French U 20 in the final

Postby tigran » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:00 pm

switchskier wrote:
tigran wrote:After the victory of last U 20 WC the french have beaten the favorites SA for reaching the final...
Wether they win or lose it, Something is definitely smelling better..


Not so sure Tigs. I had the game on in the background and the French definitely dominated, but it was very much a forwards pack effort. Big age group french teams have done that before but it hasn't translated well to full internationals as the game has changed. Do you think that this lot are different?


yeah, it sure was a forward effort, I couldn't help but notice the difference of pace between the SA backs and the french ones, fortunately our forwards did the job.

It remains that they won the combat area, wich means they were really in it, and they showed a spirit that is what bodes well..

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Re: French U 20 in the final

Postby tigran » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:30 pm

Well, They have done it, I was at a wedding and couldn't watch it.. any one saw it ?

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Re: French U 20 in the final

Postby francoisfou » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:40 pm

I caught the last 20 minutes. If the Aussie kicker had kicked his goals the result may have been different. But he wasn't and France are Champs!
Bodes well for the future!

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Re: French U 20 in the final

Postby tigran » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:09 pm

Merci FF, croisons les doigts...

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Re: French U 20 in the final

Postby Hollognois » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:08 pm

Dear God, suprised to see you on this board still.

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Re: French U 20 in the final

Postby tigran » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:24 pm

I'm not the kind to easily erase a link... even though I'm very busy, and you know what ? Mainly in Belgium..


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