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@ DrG :
I saw the head butt and I agree with you. But if you talk about "principle" and think that a coach should punish his player for showing disrespect by clapping at the ref, it is for me moronic for the same coach to welcome bak a player who tried to head butt his opponent.
Nowhere has Picamoles shown a aggressive behaviour towards Rolland and we are far from what you described on the football pitch. For me the coach should have warned Picamoles in private like he did with Vahamaina; put him on the bench.
Saint Andre is sending the wrong message; again. He's dumb; don't know if you speak French but hearing him speak is painful.
And yes...if Picamoles was a bad player I wouldn't mind so much but we need him!
1 Week, 3 Days ago
Exciting game coming up at Murrayfield…who would have thought?? Should be a cracker.
1 Week, 4 Days ago
@ Stroudos: Saint Andre is a fool and very contradictory. He punishes Picamoles, undoubtedly one of the best in the world for his gesture but calls out Parra after he head butted a player…SERIOUSLY?
You should be shocked seeing Farrell play after what he did against Scotland and Ireland. I don't think Picamoles gesture was that nasty. DO YOU KNOW WHY HE GOT CARDED? I don't.
1 Week, 4 Days ago
A non game by the French. They showed their real level i'm afraid. I thought the ref was very harsh towards the French. The prop Mas told the press that the Welsh pushed way too early, before the scrum was stable.
I thought the Welsh were just better, but surely not incredible. They pushed the French, played too quick and never let the French space.
Our scrum/fly halves were very ba, there was no link between the forwards and the backs (Picamoles got isolated), and Bastareau should be on the bench.
We need to see Parra, Trinh Duc, Fickou urgently Mr Saint André!
There's a lot of grief towards Papé in the press being too mouthy.
For me that try from Warburton is very dodgy; not sure about how to read the rule there but I think that it should be seems as a double movement: ball is grounded short the man is stopped then the ball is rolled away; that's not done in the same movement. Anyway...
2 Weeks, 16 Hours ago
@ Reality :
of course a bias Italian commentator would think that the French did start…sure...
3 Weeks, 6 Days ago
@ JimBrano : you're full of it.
After Farell it's Brown…typical England.
Isn't it M. Brown who put his hands in Huget's face? He lost it, full stop. It is ridiculous thinking there was a headbutt at all.
4 Weeks, 2 Days ago
Great game; too much kicking for me though...
It's a great victory for this French team, they struggled a lot but won at the end. The French showed a lot of guts and fighting spirit. I thought the English were better, quicker, they seemed a lot fresher and sharper in attack. The French seemed to be tired early in the game and that's a worry. But they regained some speed at the end.
Key factor for me: the substitutions on both side: I would have kept Care on the field. Very good timing in the sub for the French though. Fickou (only 19) should now start against the Italian and gain some experience at the highest level.
I am not convinced by the new fly Half (Plisson) as he didn't create much, played far from the defense line. he kicked a lot and got pined by the English very quickly. First cap so he needs to learn a lot.
1 Month, 5 Days ago
I don't think the French played well in the autumn, I found them very average. I foresee a very difficult game against England: Para, Dusautoir are injured. We have a new fly half with Palisson (22 years old) and Doussain as scrum half…
The back line looks solid.
1 Month, 1 Week ago
Some pretty scary "moves' there…But a lot of these clips are pretty old to be honest.
In France the "derby" games which i would refer to games played between clubs in the same area are always quiet brutal, or physical. This is especially true for the lower division where things get pretty nasty.
And like everywhere there are clubs that can't stand each others and enjoy punching each others.
I remember watching a game where just after quick off as the ball was still in the air two players decided to go at each other straight on; along the sideline. They punched each other and after that the game went normally. That was very funny; ice hockey style like.
The 2 players were Eric Champ (Toulon) and "La Matole" aka Jean Louis Tolot (SU Agen)
two legends respectively for their club.
Check this blog Called "The broken faces"
1 Month, 2 Weeks ago
@ Fuji: Thanks for your bias comment, so typical!
I don't think the French are the biggest cheats…at least when they do cheat they get penalized for it. As the world knows the KIWIS CHEAT AND GET AWAY WITH IT.
Go on england!
3 Months, 3 Weeks ago