[November Tests 2017 EOYT] France vs. Japan (25/11/2017)

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  1. FrenchFan

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    That Jap team is well coached. They shud have won had they taken their kicks (2 I think)

    The experience in the French team counts for nothing now because the players confidence is shot. Once it's gone and with 7 games without a win, it's gone.

    The draw is a win to Japan and a defeat to France. The French medias are calling it a defeat. Even the usually pro-union medias are starting to turn.

    It's going to get worse for the union. The crowds are rapidly disappearing from Stade de France. They left at half-time v NZ and 1/3 of the seats were empty v SA. The team was booed off last night.
     
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    At least there's still 6 years until 2023... Enough time for a resurrection.
     
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    Wow!

    I thought this match was excellent. It had everything - running rugby, some textbook French scrums, lead changes, some niggle and a few great tries. The best game of the weekend.

    As a Bok fan I gotta say that someone has to be on the down as some of the Tier 2s climb up. Japan is a great side that really gives a lot to rugby. Who goes to Japan in the summer? It looks Italy.
     
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    Japan leading the score VS La Legion Etrangere* but failing to win in the end. Still...God bless The Cherry Blossoms

    *French Foreign Legion
     
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    They'll be out of the Top 10 by then
     
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    You mean the Japanese foreign legion. Japan fielded at least 6 non Japanese players.
     
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    You think it will take that long?

    The sooner they drop out of the top 10, the more time they have to climb back up ;)

    EDIT: Looking at the schedule, it seems as long as they beat Italy, they're safe until at least next Nov. No French rankings points at risk in 3 more All Blacks tests in June. We'll have to be patient.
     
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    I think it will happen before. A pool exit in Japan on the back of 2 **** poor 6N should see to it. I also think Italy will fancy their chances at home.
     
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