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Originally posted by Ffidel Bennett Ffidel Bennett wrote:

I'm not sure where all this optimism for a Wales win against France is coming from. We've already lost one of our most influential players, the almost irreplaceable Faletau, Halfpenny is also out and the irrepressible Liam  Williams will have to play with a broken finger if he plays at all. (Some of you will be saying, so what Sanjay's got 9 other fingers -what's the problem). Added to this, slow starting Wales will probably have several out of form players starting in the an away match in Paris. They will have to play remarkably well and make few mistakes to win this one. 
Wales have won their last 9 matches and have more depth than they've ever had while France have been inconsistent at best. It will be very tough as France will throw the kitchen sink and them and treat it as a cup final. But it's not hard to see where the optimism is coming from. 
I still wake up late at night and think of what might have been when tim stimpson hit that jammy penalty1
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To win in France, Gatland has to follow the Blues imprint on how to play rugby that's according to Shane Williams
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When is the welsh team bring announced
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To win in France, Gatland has to follow the Blues imprint on how to play rugby that's according to Shane Williams


Bois bach, did Shane Williams really say that?
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Originally posted by hoppy hoppy wrote:

When is the welsh team bring announced
Wednesday
I still wake up late at night and think of what might have been when tim stimpson hit that jammy penalty1
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Originally posted by M.M. M.M. wrote:

Originally posted by BlackwoodScarlet BlackwoodScarlet wrote:

To win in France, Gatland has to follow the Blues imprint on how to play rugby that's according to Shane Williams


Bois bach, did Shane Williams really say that?

In his column for the rugby paper
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Gatland would really have hoped for Halfpenny to be fit for this game. The French will throw the kitchen sink at us but they really have issues with deciding who to play at 9/10. Picking up the points on offer will be so important because the French do not like to come from behind. With that in mind I would not be overly surprised to see Biggar starting at 10. 
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Gatland would really have hoped for Halfpenny to be fit for this game. The French will throw the kitchen sink at us but they really have issues with deciding who to play at 9/10. Picking up the points on offer will be so important because the French do not like to come from behind. With that in mind I would not be overly surprised to see Biggar starting at 10. 

Anscombe and Bigger are both as accurate as Halfpenny.
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Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Gatland would really have hoped for Halfpenny to be fit for this game. The French will throw the kitchen sink at us but they really have issues with deciding who to play at 9/10. Picking up the points on offer will be so important because the French do not like to come from behind. With that in mind I would not be overly surprised to see Biggar starting at 10. 

Anscombe and Bigger are both as accurate as Halfpenny.

Yes I think they probably are in general but not when it matters at the top end of International rugby. Biggar, to me, is a better goal kicker than Anscombe in those circumstances but Halfpenny is Gatlands go to man. 
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IF moriarty and liam are fit then that may tip the scales our way. I agree with ffidel to a degree that we must be measured in our optimism here. We usually start slow , several players are carrying niggles and yes we are missing 4 class acts in hapenny, scott , faletau and shingler. But the injuries in the past year have seen us develop some quality back ups. Hence we have seen the emergence of wainwright, seb davies, cory hill, watkin, tom williams, josh adams, dee, beard, etc The front 5 seems to be at full strength, foxy north are our best 2 backs and theyre fit too. The rankings and results and previous matches all point to wales as favourites but these matches have been narrow affairs. I think we are capable of winning in style , we have the experience, the winning run, the caps, the talent imo but rarely do wales put an 80 minute display in. This will be another white knuckle ride.

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Shots fired by England Defence coach John Mitchell

Originally posted by John Mitchell John Mitchell wrote:

Ireland are arguably the best in the world and, for me, are a side who - through their process being a well-coached side - are resilient and they will try to bore the s**t out of us basically.

Ultimately, it will come down to a small piece of possession when you’re not focused that can hurt you, in a contest like this.

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Yesterdays French training suggest Romain Ntmack and Wesley Fofana are due to start in the centres, lining up outside Parra and Lopez, with Penaud and Huget on the wings. Medard at full back.
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Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

Yesterdays French training suggest Romain Ntmack and Wesley Fofana are due to start in the centres, lining up outside Parra and Lopez, with Penaud and Huget on the wings. Medard at full back.

Done a Bielsa and been spying have you ? Naughty !
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Originally posted by ap sior ap sior wrote:

Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

Yesterdays French training suggest Romain Ntmack and Wesley Fofana are due to start in the centres, lining up outside Parra and Lopez, with Penaud and Huget on the wings. Medard at full back.

Done a Bielsa and been spying have you ? Naughty !


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Originally posted by ap sior ap sior wrote:

Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

Yesterdays French training suggest Romain Ntmack and Wesley Fofana are due to start in the centres, lining up outside Parra and Lopez, with Penaud and Huget on the wings. Medard at full back.

Done a Bielsa and been spying have you ? Naughty !

That would be typically French. Personally don't rate young Ntmack that highly yet. Fofana has been quality for years but some serious injuries have hampered him. There are better centre options in France but they don't get selected. Penaud is a good player and I would have picked him at 13 with someone like Chavauncy of Racing at 12 - he is as tough as old boots and always gives his all in the cause. The French are desperate to find an International quality 10. Parra, Lopez & Medard all left footed kickers!!!!
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Hadleigh Parkes has a column with BBC Sport for the 6 Nations.

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