New Zealand 22 - France 27

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by Prestwick, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    http://www.scrum.com/newzealand/rugby/story/98146.html

    Well now, this definitely slipped in under the radar. I was wondering why everything had suddenly gone quiet from our New Zealand friends ;)

    From a French mate who saw the game..in Madrid of all places:

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  3. erwanseb

    erwanseb Guest

    yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Ehh, I'll post this again.

    Fantastic game! Excellent win for France.

    Was hoping to see a bit more of Nonu and Bastareaud though.

    All Blacks - Mils,Weepu and Jane looked class, Donald and Toeava looked average.

    France - Fantastic team effort,Medard was MoM for adding the touch of class.
     
  5. KZNSharksFan

    KZNSharksFan Guest

    One of the most indecisive all black teams i have ever seen. Well done France, they were certainly the better team, but really, NZ were awful. Rugby was not the winner on the day.
     
  6. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Leonard
    Mathewson
    Ellis
    Carter
    Kahui
    Smith
    Sivivatu
    Wulf
    Macintosh
    Afoa
    Boric
    Williams
    McCaw
    Rodders
    Waldrom
    Kaino

    List of injured players according to ACT Crusader on the Silverfern... you could make a full starting 15 (except for Hooker) out of that which would knock both teams off the park tonight.

    Hope someone punt's Donald out of the stadium, Nonu was non-existant except for the try and Adam Thompson was average, the next person who calls Read a future All Black captain will get shanked in the f***ing throat with a sharpend toothbrush, Kaino is the superior player every day of the week. Jane had a good game though, Rocokoko was looking hungry again and Mils is still the best in the World.

    McAlister/Nonu/Smith should be the inside combonation next week, hopefully reinforcements arrive from that list above.
     
  7. nam97

    nam97 Guest

    Yes the All Blacks were very disappointing tonight, they lacked hugely in aggression and intensity. The French were very determined and controlled the game well. Dusautoir, Ouedraogo and Picamoles dominated our back row who were virtually non-existent. I thought Thomson and Messam (bar his try scoring efforts) both had shithouse games, Reid didn't do anything wrong really but he did f*** all in terms of brilliance.

    Our scrum was average and France capitalized, although they did get a few lucky calls due the ref's incompetence who gave **** calls either way, especially the one on Dusautiour's "late tackle" on Stephen Donald which gave us a penalty.

    This game exposed that we badly need Richie McCaw and Rodney So'oialo back, and also Dan Carter back at 10 because Donald is absolutely f***ing clueless. He doesn't have the vision to free up our backs the way Carter does. The ball hardly moved through our backline tonight which is one of our strengths.

    No complaints about the French team at all, they all generally played very well. Trinh Duc looks very comfortable at 10 playing outside Dupuy which is promising.

    As for us, Muliaina and Jane were the only real standouts.
     
  8. Did anyone else notice the AB's fans throwing cans and bottles at the french players at the end of the game?
     
  9. esoj

    esoj Guest

    the ref wasn't too flash either completely cracked under the pressure. well played by france great defence and played a lot of the match down the other end of the field. stephen donald was very poor at 10 didn't really offer any direction around the field. I think there definitely will be changes in the all blacks lineup for the next test and I think the french may make a couple too.
     
  10. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Whoa, well done France. They've done it again... Granted New Zealand's side was pretty weak. o_O
     
  11. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    That'll be the French defensive performance that won the game? [​IMG]

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  12. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Yes there were injuries (although in the case of Carter, he's been ushered off to play provisional rugby because they don't want him to go straight back into International test rugby so soon after recovery so technically he isn't injured) but wasn't this a team which had so much strength in depth that they could have fielded as much as three XVs in confidence?

    There has to be something more to this than simple disruption due to injuries.

    I think the French performance shows the ruthless and brutal nature of the French Top 14 where any sign of weakness is jumped on and savaged brutally by the better team. Something which other leagues both north and south of the equator could learn from.

    P.s Donald had another of his "Munster" games again..
     
  13. QLD

    QLD Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (KZNSharksFan @ Jun 13 2009, 08:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Why not? I didn't watch the game but in these kind of games you'd expect New Zealand to win easily at home. I can't see how New Zealand losing is a bad thing for rugby, well done to France for sparking some life international footy and so called meaningless friendlys.
     
  14. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Shh Dale, I think its been so long since the NH has won down there that the Boks seem to think the system is:

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    I think SARU are going to send strongly worded letters to the FFR complaining about this disgusting breach of the test match "rules" :D

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  15. candybum

    candybum Guest

    The French just completely outplayed the ABs tonight in about every asset of the game i thought. That loose trio doesn't work and the french dominated the breakdown area, they were structured and organised compared to the All Blacks, perhaps one of the worst performances i've seen.

    Donald was rather ****... he did not know what to do about the rush D from France and his kicking was way off. Who's there to bring in the 10 shirt? i don't think McAlister will do good in the 10 shirt because he is a 12 kinda guy. Weepu for the 10 shirt? :p Messam wasn't too bad but i expect Latimer to start next week.

    The thing is, the french can and should get better because their top players will return. However the way that team played tonight, it will hard for the selection panel to change too much really. The ABs should have a couple players returning from injury but they need to do a lot of work to catch up to this french team.

    All Blacks... fail
     
  16. QLD

    QLD Guest

    :lol:
     
  17. KZNSharksFan

    KZNSharksFan Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Prestwick @ Jun 13 2009, 11:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I think SARU are going to send strongly worded letters to the FFR complaining about this disgusting breach of the test match "rules" :D

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    :lol:

    Ok rugby was the winner, now that I think of how the French controlled the game while the AB's were tying themselves in knots. French fullback's tactical kicking was outstanding from what I saw.

    Still, the AB's seemed to play with no fire or heart as if this were a warm up game against the Ivory Coast. I'm not saying France didn't deserve to win though.
     
  18. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Prestwick @ Jun 13 2009, 02:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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    Heh New Zealand lost match and everyone is silent about that

    That is national rugby interests guarding immo

    amazing, the way how to conserve your great rugby image :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  19. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LeksoRugby @ Jun 13 2009, 12:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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    Heh New Zealand lost match and everyone is silent about that

    That is national rugby interests guarding immo

    amazing, the way how to conserve your great rugby image :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    I'm sorry I don't have a clue what you are saying. Everyone's silent about that? **** I'm on my imaginary forum once again...
     
  20. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (elgringoborracho @ Jun 13 2009, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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    Heh New Zealand lost match and everyone is silent about that

    That is national rugby interests guarding immo

    amazing, the way how to conserve your great rugby image :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    [/b][/quote]

    I'm sorry I don't have a clue what you are saying. Everyone's silent about that? **** I'm on my imaginary forum once again...
    [/b][/quote]

    come out of imaginations just by clicking the Link in the first post of this topic

    there you will find what we are talking about
     
  21. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LeksoRugby @ Jun 13 2009, 12:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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    Heh New Zealand lost match and everyone is silent about that

    That is national rugby interests guarding immo

    amazing, the way how to conserve your great rugby image :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    [/b][/quote]

    I'm sorry I don't have a clue what you are saying. Everyone's silent about that? **** I'm on my imaginary forum once again...
    [/b][/quote]

    come out of imaginations just by clicking the Link in the first post of this topic

    there you will find what we are talking about
    [/b][/quote]

    Nope, still don't get it sorry
     
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