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England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France

Agreed

1 Year, 6 Months ago

England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France

So anyone who disagrees with you should leave the forum? If you want a group of people to agree with you, just post on the website of l'Equipe, it will be easier. The funny thing about all of this is that I live in France and have greatly enjoyed many sportsmen that your country has produced (Rives,Sella,Blanco,Ibanez,Chavet,Dusautoir etc). What I find reprehensible is this need to blame the referee for a sub-par performance. The grim reality is that this was England's poorest and France's best performance of the tournament but England still deserved to win. Finally, your comment on rugby being based on rules is obvious, my point is that different referees will interpret those rules in different ways, especially at the breakdown.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France

Thanks for the advice but I'll leave it. He gets taken off his feet and his hands are still in the ruck, definite pen and probably a yellow as it was the 5th offence.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France

Yep sure, must be the only explanation.....funny that almost every English victory over France in the past 10 years (and there have been a lot) have been disputed by the French press (l'Equipe in particular) as being unjust whereas after England's loss in the World Cup,there was universal praise in the British press for France's 1st half performance. I guess the world is against you guys. And before I get shouted down for not speaking about this match in particular, I agree that the try should not have stood but I could also point out 2 penalties that should have been given against Picamoles at the breakdown, a knock on that shouldn't have stood and a defninite yellow card in the last 10 minutes of the game for not releasing. Rugby is a game of many opinions, to say a referee is out to get a team is ignorant.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France

At 4:10, in what world do you see him being "on his feet"???

1 Year, 6 Months ago

England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France

I think you'll find most of my argument was rugby related but read into it what you want

1 Year, 6 Months ago

England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France

The knock on wasn't given against Trinh Duc, watch it again

1 Year, 6 Months ago

England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France

Dominated for 60 minutes??? Were you watching the same game?? Admittedly England were lucky to be awarded the try but at no time did the French team dominate possession, territory or look threatening. The game was even in the 1st half and then England dominated the 2nd half......as long as the French media and supporters keep blaming the referee or the fact that there are too many foreigners in their league or all the other excuses, the French team won't win anything. I'm tired of hearing about Joubert....France shouldn't have been in the 2011 final anyway having been completely dominated by a 14 man Wales team. It's just getting boring, in Rugby the French lose because of refereeing decisions, in the Olympics because of "extra round wheels" and cheating, in the Tour de France because the English are on drugs. Stop blaming others and just concentrate on your own failings, those being an inadequate back line, no squad depth, poor half backs, awful coaching and no winning mentality (except for Dusautoir, Picamoles and a decent front line).

1 Year, 6 Months ago

 
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