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Next : Wales

Postby tigran » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:03 pm

Prédictions ?

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby hugh_woatmeigh » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:08 pm

Well which France will show up?

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby francoisfou » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:37 pm

hugh_woatmeigh wrote:Well which France will show up?

A winning France, of course!

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby tigran » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:50 pm

What would be your team François ?

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby francoisfou » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:36 pm

Starting XV- Medard; Penaud, Fickou, Guitoune, Huget; Ntamack, Dupont; Slimani, Chat, Poirot, Vaahamina, Itturia, Aldritt, Ollivon, Laurent. Replacements, wait and see! Wales will surely be favourites but my head, and heart, says France by 9 or 10 points.

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby tigran » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:01 pm

I'ld put Leroux instead of ituria, don't you think he brings more bulk ?

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby Hooky » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:19 am

France by 9 or 10? Big call. France will show up for sure, they're a tournament side (except 6N!). Wales by 2 for me in a cracking match. I just hope we don't have a sending off for either side which spoils the spectacle.

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby Ross. S » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:05 pm

Fail reporting that Penaud and Dupont are sitting out training because of a lower stomach tear and back issues respectivly

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby paddy no 11 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:11 pm

Little chance without them imo

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby Puja » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:13 pm

Ross. S wrote:Fail reporting that Penaud and Dupont are sitting out training because of a lower stomach tear and back issues respectivly


Shit. That'd be all she wrote if those two are out.

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby Ross. S » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:16 pm

Puja wrote:
Ross. S wrote:Fail reporting that Penaud and Dupont are sitting out training because of a lower stomach tear and back issues respectivly


Shit. That'd be all she wrote if those two are out.

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https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rug ... d-17080746

Dug the article back up. Fingers crossed they're out :D

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby Scrumhead » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:55 pm

Wales vs. France is normally very close. The points difference has been single digits for their last few. I genuinely think it could go either way.

Hopefully Dupont and Penaud are fit. As a neutral, I want to see the best players out there.

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby Lizard » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:06 pm

Wales are on an 18-match winning streak in competitive tests (i.e. disregarding the warm-up matches), including wins over France (twice), the springboks (twice), Australia (twice), England and Ireland. Over the same period, France are 6 from 15 (excluding warm-ups), only defeating Argentina, Scotland, Italy, USA and Tonga. They have not been able to beat any decent sides including Wales, NZ, SA, England, Ireland or even Fiji (FFS).

Wales should walk this. I don't expect a thrashing but they should be comfortably in charge of the game from start to finish.
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Re: Next : Wales

Postby tigran » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:05 am

Nothing for now on french médias about Penaud and Dupont missing the game...

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby tigran » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:18 pm

It's very good to see our boys being written off.
Even by french followers, I sense something is coming ..

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby tigran » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:33 am

Penaud is not training

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby Digby » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:05 am

France know the can score points against Wales, they know they can even open a big lead, they can't have any confidence they can last and win over 80 minutes.

Wales are a very bad matchup for France as Wales tend to be very, very disciplined (or at least not get pinged much for the off the feet ruck support work on their ball) and France need those penalties to get into a game typically

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby Which Tyler » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:12 pm

France have shown flashes of what France can do when they fall in love with the game - but they haven't really managed to maintain it beyond about 10 minutes.
They've also shown the odd flash of what they can do when they have a lovers' tiff with the game - though, not really done so this RWC (vs Wales in the 6N, they, of course, showed both aspects).

If they can fall in love for more than 30 minutes, and manage to raise to the standard of disinterested; then they ought to win.
I don't see that happening though.


6 times out of 10, Wales win this one without too much trouble
1 time out of 10, Wales win a scrappy affair
1 time out of 10, France win, but no-one's quite sure how
1 time out of 10, France win with disciplined, structured play
1 time out of 10, the French fall in love, and there's no-one in the world who can live with them... it may only last for half an hour, but that's all they need (unless they utterly shit the bed for the other 50).

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby tigran » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:45 pm

Peuple keep on judging France without taking in considération the fact their inconsistency is due to lack of time and cohésion compared to other nations.
True France have changed their team three times this WC too..but they have now passed two months together ans this will be their fourth game in the comp.
So I' m not sure they will not manage to keep concentrated...and words are the players have taken the reins in the camp now.
They will want to make a point surely.

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby Puja » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:50 pm

tigran wrote:Peuple keep on judging France without taking in considération the fact their inconsistency is due to lack of time and cohésion compared to other nations.
True France have changed their team three times this WC too..but they have now passed two months together ans this will be their fourth game in the comp.
So I' m not sure they will not manage to keep concentrated...and words are the players have taken the reins in the camp now.
They will want to make a point surely.


I hope so. I won't deny that I'm going to be cheering for you guys at the weekend - not necessarily out of an animus against Wales (although living in the West Country when Wales are successful is not always a fun experience) - but as much because Wales worry me as a potential future opponent.

Besides, it'd be apt to have our final pool game finally played out in the final.

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby Numbers » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:05 pm

Puja wrote:
tigran wrote:Peuple keep on judging France without taking in considération the fact their inconsistency is due to lack of time and cohésion compared to other nations.
True France have changed their team three times this WC too..but they have now passed two months together ans this will be their fourth game in the comp.
So I' m not sure they will not manage to keep concentrated...and words are the players have taken the reins in the camp now.
They will want to make a point surely.


I hope so. I won't deny that I'm going to be cheering for you guys at the weekend - not necessarily out of an animus against Wales (although living in the West Country when Wales are successful is not always a fun experience) - but as much because Wales worry me as a potential future opponent.

Besides, it'd be apt to have our final pool game finally played out in the final.

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You should try it when England are successful ;) Nobody ever talks to me about rugby when Wales win :(

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby tigran » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:09 am

For now Wales have only scored from a gift...fingers crossed it won't be repeted in the second half.

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby tigran » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:31 am

Unbelievable...

Why do we keep giving ...

Game over, thanks vaha

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby tigran » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:02 am

Lol

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Re: Next : Wales

Postby tigran » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:04 am

They were just given the game...again

What a cool, only for that we don"t deserve it


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