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Six Nations

Looking good in France

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  • the refs a joke. then again my limited knowlege on the rules of the game make it quite an unsupported judgement on my part about the refs qualities. but still...the refs a joke.

    we seem to be playing pretty well, if a bit scrappy.
  • Bloody hell that was close.
  • Great result, enjoyed that
  • Well played England,
  • The Ref was a joke but then again he has a French name. Seem to remember him being involved in a France v England match before and questions were raised.
  • Great performance by England. They rode their luck a bit but so what.

    The ref did them no favours but then most refs are a bit anti England even if sub consciously.
  • They only use Alain Rowland because he's bi-sexuallingual
  • A ridiculous yellow card, but a great victory. And in front of Sarkozy too :-)
  • Great performance from Englans but France had lost it as soon as their team was announced .. Dupuy and Beauxis for Tran-Duc and Parra, Szarzewski and Maestri for Nallet and Servat? .. quite ridiculous .. who appoints these French 'coaches' .. Saint -Andre was superb at Sale and Gloucester, perhaps it's the internal politics in French Rugby which is the problem. Lancaster got it right, kept Dickson on for as long as possible and resisted the temptation to bring on the overrated lickle Benjie Youngs .. terrific performance .. Tom Croft? .. Owen Farrell ? .. Chris Robshaw and the rest .. superb
  • Great performance from Englans but France had lost it as soon as their team was announced .. Dupuy and Beauxis for Tran-Duc and Parra, Szarzewski and Maestri for Nallet and Servat? .. quite ridiculous .. who appoints these French 'coaches' .. Saint -Andre was superb at Sale and Gloucester, perhaps it's the internal politics in French Rugby which is the problem. Lancaster got it right, kept Dickson on for as long as possible and resisted the temptation to bring on the overrated lickle Benjie Youngs .. terrific performance .. Tom Croft? .. Owen Farrell ? .. Chris Robshaw and the rest .. superb
    Have you been sucking on a helium balloon ?
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  • Great performance from Englans but France had lost it as soon as their team was announced .. Dupuy and Beauxis for Tran-Duc and Parra, Szarzewski and Maestri for Nallet and Servat? .. quite ridiculous .. who appoints these French 'coaches' .. Saint -Andre was superb at Sale and Gloucester, perhaps it's the internal politics in French Rugby which is the problem. Lancaster got it right, kept Dickson on for as long as possible and resisted the temptation to bring on the overrated lickle Benjie Youngs .. terrific performance .. Tom Croft? .. Owen Farrell ? .. Chris Robshaw and the rest .. superb
    Have you been sucking on a helium balloon ?

    what are you talking about? .. twit
  • Off to Cardiff on Saturday to see the Welsh boys win the Grand Slam (hopefully!)
  • Off to Cardiff on Saturday to see the Welsh boys win the Grand Slam (hopefully!)
    if the French pick the same side, the Welsh Bronwyns could beat 'em .. Beauxis must be worst 10 ever, and there are a LOT of candidates
  • Beauxis is awful, but couldnt understand why they took him off when he is clearly a far better option for the drop goal that Trinh-duc. They should have taken him off way earlier on when it clearly wasnt working for them, or not at all.

    Still, great performance from us. Croft was outstanding, Cole had a great game too...and Farrell is turning into some player.
  • Beauxis is awful, but couldnt understand why they took him off when he is clearly a far better option for the drop goal that Trinh-duc. They should have taken him off way earlier on when it clearly wasnt working for them, or not at all.

    Still, great performance from us. Croft was outstanding, Cole had a great game too...and Farrell is turning into some player.

    exactly .. let's see how we go against the Irish

  • Pfft, Wales can beat the frogs. If England managed it...
    :p
  • The referees dad is French. That's not a joke too
  • Then why is he allowed to referee any game with France??
  • He is a good ref he just made a mistake. Happens in football all the time too!

    The treble came in for me this week after the draw let me down last time. next week it's England Wales and Scotland. Should be getting on for 3/1
  • Funny that because I'm sure the video ref who ruled Our "try" against the Welsh as a "no try", had a Welsh accent. That' not a joke either.....
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  • Rolland's a good referee. He's Irish really though his old man is French and speaks the lingo which is why they like him to ref big Heineken Cup and 6N games involving French sides. Makes sense really as throughout the 80s and 90s the French got a really tough deal of English-speaking referees who gave them nothing in 6N matches.

    Nothing wrong with the yellow card IMO-England were on a final warning and it was a borderline professional foul as France had a two-man overlap outside Sharples.

    Great game of rugby. Best side won in the end and what a day we have in prospect in Cardiff on Saturday.

  • Rolland's a good referee. He's Irish really though his old man is French and speaks the lingo which is why they like him to ref big Heineken Cup and 6N games involving French sides. Makes sense really as throughout the 80s and 90s the French got a really tough deal of English-speaking referees who gave them nothing in 6N matches.


    Nothing wrong with the yellow card IMO-England were on a final warning and it was a borderline professional foul as France had a two-man overlap outside Sharples. Great game of rugby. Best side won in the end and what a day we have in prospect in Cardiff on Saturday.

    What about Fofana (?spelling) a minute or two earlier?

    Another knock on, deemed deliberate as he gave a penalty, yet when Sharples did it a yellow card!
  • As was said after the game, either there were two yellow cards or none. The two offences were pretty much identical and if anything, the French one was worse as there was no way he was ever going to control that ball. Ref made a mistake and fortunately it didn't cost us. Excellent performance from England but, as usual, the French basically beat themselves.
  • Rolland could be a good ref if like a few others (Nigel Owens springs to mind) realized that people want to watch the rugby and not the bloody ref.
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Roland Out!