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    Posted: 13 March 2011 at 9:26pm
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Some big players missing from the French side, could be very winnable for Wales IMO.
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How we do will have nothing to do with us at all. France might put 40 on us or give up completely and we might murder them.
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The French players and coaching team will be under huge pressure next week, it all depends if they grasp it with both hands, or crumble under it.

Either way, it'll be a huge game for both teams, and I'm expecting a classic that we'll all be looking back on in years to come. Clap
 
Even if Ireland beat England, it will be extremely difficult for us to sneak the championship to be honest, the points difference is pretty big, so it would be good for our boys to go out there and play some rugby, and then see what is what. Star
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Gotta love the French psychie mun...
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I do love the French they are great, I don't think anyone can predict how they'll play next week, if I was Gatland I'd send or players home for the week cos it'll make no difference what they do. Saturday night's match will be great.
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Can't see too many holes in their team -

France: 15 Maxime Médard, 14 Vincent Clerc, 13 David Marty, 12 Damien Traille, 11 Alexis Palisson, 10 Francois Trinh-Duc, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Imanol Harinordoquy, 7 Julien Bonnaire, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (capt), 5 Lionel Nallet, 4 Julien Pierre, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 William Servat, 1 Thomas Domingo.
Replacements: 16 Guilhem Guirado, 17 Luc Ducalcon, 18 Pascal Papé, 19 Alexandre Lapandry, 20 Julien Tomas, 21 Fabien Estebanez, 22 Yoann Huget.

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Still a strong team whatever. It's going to be a tough one, I feel the crowd will be an important factor in this.
 
If Wales can get off to a good start, with the crowd on their backs France will crumble.
 
Its certainly winnable.
 
 
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I think Wales could well win this game,but I wonder where the points would come from to be clear by 20 points to give you a chance of winning the title.
England could lose and still be champions as long as it's not by more than 20 points and again,can't see where Ireland would get the points from.If Tindall doesn't recover he will not really weaken the side as he is too slow going forwards and his pass is poor,solid in defence but getting to the end of his career.
England are going into their toughest fixture I think,win or lose I think they have taken a step forwards from the previous year,still hopefull of a win,but it won't be easy.
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Originally posted by tigerburnie tigerburnie wrote:

I think Wales could well win this game,but I wonder where the points would come from to be clear by 20 points to give you a chance of winning the title.
England could lose and still be champions as long as it's not by more than 20 points and again,can't see where Ireland would get the points from.If Tindall doesn't recover he will not really weaken the side as he is too slow going forwards and his pass is poor,solid in defence but getting to the end of his career.
England are going into their toughest fixture I think,win or lose I think they have taken a step forwards from the previous year,still hopefull of a win,but it won't be easy.
whats your thoughts on shontayne hape,tigerburnie?i haven't really been impressed with him during this 6 nations to be honest with you.him and tindall just doesn't seem right to me.


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The French are humdingers.

Lievremont's reaction to the Italian loss was very funny but, make no mistake, that's a very strong French line-up. The main issue is whether they're prepared to play for Lievremont anymore. If they aren't, then Wales could do them. Andy Powell could be on stand-by outside the Stade de France for a celebratory trip to Le Pigalle in his golf cart.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wil Chips Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 March 2011 at 3:04am
Monsieur Lievremont has apologised for the 'cowardice' and 'last time in a France shirt' remarks....no doubt in my mind that it's becuase he's had his collar felt by the powers that be...a defeat to us would seem him on his way I would imagine.
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Originally posted by kcreg kcreg wrote:

whats your thoughts on shontayne hape,tigerburnie?i haven't really been impressed with him during this 6 nations to be honest with you.him and tindall just doesn't seem right to me.
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Hape was in my opinion a mistake untill last week,he started to show a little bit of what he's been doing in the West Country.Possibly with old team mate Banahan alongside,now Tindalls out,they might create something.
Our centres are tackling machines and nothing much else.If Youngs and Flood get it together and the backs run the right lines,who knows.
For me Tindall has been to slow to keep up and his passing has never been up to much,so Banahan doesn't weaken the side.I also prefer England to be skippered by a forward,so if the rumours are right and Easter will skipper again,we could improve on Saturday.
 
Back to the thread,France are under enormous pressure,if you can needle them or get an early lead,I think they will crumble,good luck(but not too much,just a small win for youWink)
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We're not going to win the championship, lets put that out of our minds.
 
2nd place is a realistic target. Lets just play some good running rugby.
 
Either way 3 games in a row saturday, it could get messy....
 
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