Re: France v NZ 3rd test.

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Re: France v NZ 3rd test.

Post by Geoffers » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:01 pm

The All Blacks can't be that bad 3 times in a row, surely?
France have been resolute, strong, agressive, but dirty, and have received various coloured cards as the rules say they deserved. If they play with 15 men on the field for the whole match, they have shown they can compete w8th the All Blacks, and even do better than them. This test might give them the result they want. Good luck to them, and may the best team win. Hopefully, both teams will have 15 men on the park when the final whistle sounds. Viva la rugby!

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Post by andybox » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:52 pm

3 times in a row? They played their usual “suss out the opposing side” first half, then steamrolled a 14 man French side in the second half. A 14 man French side (after 12 minutes mind you) pushed them all the way in the second game. I’m picking France to win the 3rd, based on their 2nd game performance. That’s if they can maintain 15 men on the field.
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Re: France v NZ 3rd test.

Post by mad hatter » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:49 pm

Im picking France. AB's are a bit lost at the moment, Captain suspect, Coaching team past it(smith ie brains gone), no new game plans, first five suspect. Watch this space.
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Re: Re: France v NZ 3rd test.

Post by Geoffers » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:36 am

SBW straight in the starting lineup after being out of the game for a couple of months. A couple of debutants as well. I think Hanson is hoping their enthusiasm will make up for lack of experience.

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Re: France v NZ 3rd test.

Post by mad hatter » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:44 am

Hansen, I think, was never the brain behind the ABs, and now with Smith gone from the voaching team he's lost. McCaw gone, 1st 5 a mystery position at the moment, a few loosies short of a world beating team, etc
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Post by Geoffers » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:34 am

Mounga should be 1st 5. You might be right about Hansen, we'll see next year.

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Post by mad hatter » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:26 am

yeah mounga will probably be 1st 5. It could be too late next year...
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Post by andybox » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:52 am

It will be a great game nonetheless.
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Post by Shavenhead » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:13 pm

It's a sideshow.
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Re: Re: France v NZ 3rd test.

Post by Geoffers » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:41 am

4 debutants and a few with just a handful of tests, a big risk considering how the French forwards dominated the last test.

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Re: Re: France v NZ 3rd test.

Post by andybox » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:20 am

Fuck me, great half.
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Re: France v NZ 3rd test.

Post by mad hatter » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:26 am

indeed. frogs unlucky to be behind.
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Re: France v NZ 3rd test.

Post by mad hatter » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:27 am

another fking useless ref.
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Re: Re: France v NZ 3rd test.

Post by Geoffers » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:28 am

Much better this week. Has the ball ever been in play that much in a test? One stoppage in the first 6:25. I hope the French run out of puff with 20 mins to go.

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Re: France v NZ 3rd test.

Post by mad hatter » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:04 am

irb need to sort out refs and off field refs, its a fucking joke.
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Re: Re: France v NZ 3rd test.

Post by Geoffers » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:37 am

Ref sees and awards a try , tmo says it's held up, wtf? Tmo didn't have a great angle either. A shame for Frizzel not to get a try in his first test.
It was a good test anyway, better than the crap in the first two.

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