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The first week England and Ireland were both caught cold, woke up and played well enough to win. England stopped a good French side playing at home and were the dominant team but for two break away tries would have beaten France comprehensively. England have not played at home yet and I think they are in a good position to move on and beat Ireland who despite two convincing wins haven't played well at all. Ireland's pack are not as strong as the English pack and I fear they may come unstuck with a pernickety referee.
As an Irishman I feel that we lose tomorrow but hopefully narrowly enough for us to win the championship. As I feel Wales have the measure of England at the minute, which judging by recent results Ireland clearly don't.
Regardless, should be a cracker of a game.
1 Year, 3 Months ago
Wow! What a great game. I think that the Aussies deserve a great deal of credit for how well they played in spite of losing their backline, and never flinching at the tackle.
The great reefing debate? It did seem biased but sometimes a team doesn't listen to what the ref is saying to them. So perhaps, the Lions didn't learn quickly enough what he wanted. Neutrals have come on here and said it was fair, so it probably was. Also we really don't want to be like soccer fans bleating the whole time.
The game will live long in the memory, the refereeing won't.
1 Year, 11 Months ago