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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Vincent Clerc try vs Ireland

Vincent Clerc try vs Ireland

Friday night saw Ireland fight Les Bleus for every minute of the match. Their commitment at scrum time was massive, but their lack of discipline cost them.

Ireland quickly fell out of touch while the French kicked over penalty after penalty.

A Ronan O'Gara drop goal gave the plethora of Irish supporters some hope, but in the hearts they knew that France was in the driving seat most of the match.

Brilliant vision to spot the open space and immaculate execution of the popular 'banana kick' from fly-half Frederick Michalak put Vincent Clerc away in the corner. The French proceeded to twist the knife to produce an impressive final score.

Final score: 25-3

Posted by Rugbydump at 6:44 am | View Comments (17)

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Anonymous September 23, 2007 7:13 pm

the argentinian team it's the only who has no trie aginst him inthe whole rugby world cup...sory my english...

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Manu September 23, 2007 8:29 pm

Your comment is very relevant for this video....Great play by Michalak, who is among the best in France. We (I am argentinean) were lucky that Laporte preferred Skrela over him for the inaugural match.It would be very nice to see France-New Zealand in the Quarter Finals....

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great page September 23, 2007 9:16 pm

You have to win Ireland first... If you loose, it's the All Blacks, for sure.Aguante el Bocha!

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Anonymous September 23, 2007 10:10 pm

just a request to see if it is possible for you to post limas high tackle on wilko. just curious to see it again after the possible citing. cheers buddy.

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Anonymous September 23, 2007 11:59 pm

I agree on the fact that the pair michalak-elissalde was the best choice for france in their first match, by the way, ireland is playing really in a bad and disorganized way...

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Anonymous September 24, 2007 12:55 am

Where did the left winger disappear to?!?!?!

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Anonymous September 24, 2007 1:15 am

the french winger was in with the backline, at the last second he switched back to his wing and chased!

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Anonymous September 24, 2007 12:07 pm

Any chance of getting O'Driscoll's tackle on Poitrenaud put up? He absolutely cut him in half!Also, the Irish left winger moved to the 10 channel to mark Clerc and told the back row to watch the blindside. Didn't do much good!

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Anonymous September 24, 2007 8:36 pm

And Michalak's coming to the Sharks! It'll be very interesting to see him pairing up with Ruan Pienaar in the S14, considering both are superbly intelligent, aware and interchangeable as SH/FH.

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Anonymous September 25, 2007 8:33 am

my comment is not so much about the try but about the little explanation b4 hand. To say ireland matched them etc is rubbish. Ireland were awful, o'gara is just a moaning static baby. who's lack of everything ( except for kicking, which i might add has been woefull)in attack is hurting ireland. not that they have a great deal outside him what with the once "great" o'driscoll looking like he's had one too many pies again and skill-less lumps like Horgan on the wing. I think the fair comment would have been had ireland not been so negative and lacked so much discipline it could have been a real hammering!!On the subject of the try though, freddie is something else a real pleasure to watch, not sure about his hair tho!!

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Anonymous September 25, 2007 6:18 pm

the referee was absaloutley shockin in that match(english pratt)

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Anonymous October 05, 2007 10:11 pm

this is to that ignorant imature blolox who obvioslu knows nothin about rugby sayin o driscoll was "great" he is 1 of te best centres in the world and has embarrassed every country at somestage in his carrer northen and southern hemisphere especially england and australia

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DK October 14, 2007 5:41 pm

First of all, I'm Irish. It was a crackin' try. Michalak and Elissalde work wonders together.Whichever brainless, biased, immature twat declared Horgan a skill-less (which I take to mean unskilled) lump must be retarded. Anyone remember his try against England in the 6 Nations?O'Gara was indeed unbelievably bad at the World Cup but to say he lacks everything except the ability to kick is extremely untrue. I suggest the person who made the comment learn to spell, use puncuation and learn how to follow rugby before posting.

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Anonymous January 04, 2008 11:02 pm

trimble where were you? or if the tap he was giving the no.8 at the start meant drop back..he obviously didnt watch the corner. but what a try:P

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Anonymous January 04, 2008 11:05 pm

sorry it was no.6 simon easterby. just watch him through the whole video-nobody else and it makes sense

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Anonymous February 08, 2008 8:05 pm

Clerc is a dick!!!i hope he gets the shit kicked out of him soon!!!!!!!!!111

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