Another problem might that, when faced with this kind of big lad, he aims at their knees to bring them down, not their hips or their ankles, again throwing his back into their to obstruct the way, like he did against O'Brien (with his favorite shoulder again)) »
In a way, as a small guy too, I understand his stubborness. When you get in front of a big tank launched at full speed in an open field, it is easy to not trust your raw strenght to stop it. The first instinct is to blockade its paths with the whole body, and especially your back, to get under the player, obstruct and lift it. Poor technique still.
To be frank, I really hope Papé gets a ban for PSA would be forced, finally, to drop him of the squad. I remember the BBC commentators saying something like that during the game: 'well, France has not been playing worse without Papé. On the contrary.' Says it all. »