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Friday, October 12, 2007

England vs France Semi Final preview

England vs France Semi Final preview

With both sides having reached the Semi Finals with narrow wins against Southern Hemisphere giants, England and France are both one step away from the World Cup final.

For England, their supporters will be over the moon as based on previous performances they never would have expected it. England have come to the party though, and lets not forget that they are the current World Champions after all.

France on the other hand have the expectations of a nation on their shoulders, which could have a great positive effect on the side, or the pressure to perform will be too much for them.

Don't count on seeing an expansive game if thats what you were hoping for. Both sides have excellent forward packs and will no doubt battle it out up front, with their respective quality kickers have pot shots at goal and exchanging penalties.

Personally I think France have the edge, but if this world cup has shown us one thing, it's that you should always expect the unexpected.

Enjoy this compilation clip of previous England vs France encounters as we count down to the crunch game tomorrow evening in Paris.

Posted at 3:34 pm | 30 comments

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Anonymous October 12, 2007 1:54 pm

I think the home support will give France an edge over England.That and the fact that Wilkinson is still far from fit, and in a game which will be decided by the forwards, fly-halfs are essential to collect those extra points.France will be in the final and go on to be world champions against the Boks or the Pumas... dont matter which.

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Sea-Bass October 12, 2007 2:28 pm

France needs to score tries and widen the gap far enough to prevent Wilkinson from closing it. But if they play as disciplined as last match, they could win it. It really comes down to discipline, because the defense of France is strong, real strong and the All Blacks couldnt break through and I dont think England could do what NZ couldnt. Im rooting for France, but what you expect with the name. ;-)

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Sea-Bass October 12, 2007 2:31 pm

Check that chip from the French #9, what a smart move. Incredible try!

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Anonymous October 12, 2007 2:49 pm

we need 2 see more of that from josh lewsey!

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Anonymous October 12, 2007 3:46 pm

Anyone notice it was the same names over and over....Lewsey, Catt, Tindall (with ofcourse a few others....) but those were the main names....I think England rely too heavily on a few names. im hoping to see another big performance from the English pack this weekend though!

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Anonymous October 12, 2007 4:04 pm

chabal bazooka

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Anonymous October 12, 2007 4:49 pm

COME ON ENGLAND NO WAY ARE THOSE FRENCH GONNA BEAT US!!! FUCKING GET EM!!!!!!!

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Anonymous October 12, 2007 4:50 pm

I agree with the last person but even if we lose I want those Boks to get a right bashing and for the home team to come out on top. Northern Hemisphere two years running COME ON

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Anonymous October 12, 2007 5:07 pm

ALLEZ LA FRANCE ON VA GAGNER CTE COUPE

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Anonymous October 12, 2007 7:24 pm

gotta luv that muziq from the soul! :) haha

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Anonymous October 12, 2007 8:48 pm

that must have been pretty much all of englands tries....ever!!!On their day France are streets ahead of england. Just for vision, flair,execution of the move and overall class. This world cup, england arent worthy to be crowned world champions.

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Wilko will lose a le October 12, 2007 10:08 pm

putain on va dcouper du rosbif ce weekend, ya intret. perdre une demie contre eux ca serait trop nul

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The guy above will l October 13, 2007 1:03 am

Shut up you ridiculous blood belching v*ginal discharge! you are full of ass cos you lick it so much!

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Wilko will lose a le October 13, 2007 3:56 am

well it looks like another mature, polite and brave englishman breaks the stereotype again. doesnt matter once england lose tomorrow. seems to be something close to your heart though. france are the better team though im afraid. no profanities will ever erase that.allez les bleus!! on va pas se faire taper par les rosbifs en france!!

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mr. england October 13, 2007 8:59 am

i dont know about home support being an advantage as it is an 80,000 seated stadium and england have little over 40,000 tickets!! and that would be aswell as the auzzies and kiwis that couldnt sell their tickets! come on england lets do em again! lets hope they still know how to win ugly!!

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Anonymous October 13, 2007 9:11 am

England to win by 40 points

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Anonymous October 13, 2007 8:44 pm

COME ON BOYS!!!WILKSO IS AHERO

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Anonymous October 13, 2007 8:49 pm

england won ther second fluke in the row but the world champions deserve 2 b in the final but South affrica will win it

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Anonymous October 13, 2007 9:05 pm

Hope SA will humiliate them

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Anonymous October 13, 2007 9:14 pm

HA NOOO MATE WE WON IT FAIR AND SQUARE FUCK OFF THOSE CHEATIN BALL BOYS KEPT HANDING WILKO FAKE BALLS SO FUCK OFF. COME ON ENGLAND AGAINST ARGENTINA

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Anonymous October 13, 2007 9:14 pm

OR SOUTH AFRICA

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Anonymous October 13, 2007 9:30 pm

" COME ON ENGLAND AGAINST ARGENTINA October 13, 2007 11:14 PMAnonymous dijo... OR SOUTH AFRICA"lol

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Anonymous October 13, 2007 9:51 pm

Johnny wilkonson is the biggest sook in rugby

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Chabal was gonna do October 14, 2007 12:35 am

Chabal was gonna do what now?

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Anonymous October 14, 2007 10:16 am

Let's face it France got stuffed by England. Lewsey stuffed Traille in under two minutes and Chabal got a F***ing hammering from the England forwards. Result : The French are full of P**s and wind. End of Story.Swing Low Sweet Chariot!!!

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Sea-Bass October 14, 2007 3:08 pm

The English played the English way. The French played the English way.That was the big fault of 'Les Blues', a very wrong tactic against England. If they played the way they did against Ireland this spring they could have won, but it certainly would be more fun to watch.

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Anonymous October 14, 2007 7:27 pm

i dont necessarily think england will win again, i will back them and i hope they do but im just happy they made it to the finals.

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Anonymous October 15, 2007 8:48 am

seriously! firstly who ever said we'd lose well HA! and someone said its englands second fluke win well its not if its happened twice in a row d*ck! Finally i think we deserve it more than last time! RWC 03 everyone expected us to win and we did. then we had a dismal 4 years. now its RWC 07 and i barely thought we were going to get through the group stages let alone get to the final. No one expected it but the boys have done it so unlucky 'Les Bleus' COME ON ENGLAND!!

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the red rose January 29, 2008 12:46 am

for the c**ks who didnt think england could do it, fcuk you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! watch england this 6 nations, were taking eveything home. COME ON ENGLAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous February 08, 2008 11:50 pm

bloody cheese eating surrender monkeyslol

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