Was there no rugby thread yet?
George Hook, ya prick....great match!
Rev wrote:Good win. Always looked in control, even at the end when France had all the pressure they never got closer than about 35m out. Things will need to improve for England though they're very confident at the moment. I fear what they'll do to our scrum and they have a back line that's looking good. Having said that, there's a lack of experience in that backline and i can see Schmidt identifying a few weakness there.
Rev wrote:You can say we were lucky France didn't take their scores but then Ireland ballsed up a try as well so that's a 6 of one argument really. These things happen in games. If Ireland had scored that try then it was game over, never mind the fact France should have been down to 14 for the rest of the game when Papé was binned.
I wouldn't have liked to see another 10 minutes of it either but I don't think Ireland were hanging on at the end really. I think if anything they were unlucky not to get a few turnover decisions which would have killed the game sooner.