1. 2016 RBS Six Nations Rugby Table - The Rugby Forum
    Table updated after last fixture of the weekend

Whos Looking Forward to England--France?

Discussion in '2018 NatWest Six Nations' started by sandman36, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. sandman36

    sandman36 Guest

    Personally i don't think England are gunna' win it this year, we're just not good enough at the moment
    But i think as we did last year we'll be the only team to beat France (atleast i think we were)
    But i'm looking forward to the home game more :)
  2. Forum Ad Advertisement

  3. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    we've probably got a better chance of beating them to be honest. There's no game the French are going to want to win more than the English one given their recent record against them and the media will be banking on another flaky French performance so they'll make them favourites which will be just the incentive the French need.
  4. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    And no, Wales beat France last year aswell.
    And we'll have to see what France turn up this year. If it's the France from last season then it should be a narrow England win (why do I get the feeling I've said this before? :huh: )
  5. sandman36

    sandman36 Guest

    Well i'd just be happy to see England play OKAY against them, but to beat them would be the icing on the cake :p
    Any idea who Englands recent kicker is? :S not sure who they'll pick for the SN
  6. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    well it's Cipriani if he starts, but given his form this season he shouldn't be.
  7. sandman36

    sandman36 Guest

    Ahh yes remember that now.
    I saw his first game back from injury and his kicking was absolute SHITE. but what can you expect. Because of the publicity and popularity of Cipriani he'll probably start the games as kicker but then switch depending on his play.
  8. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    To be honest I think a French Jauzion/Fritz partnership could tear whatever you put at centre to peices and Cipriani will be in a wretched mood and miss everything and probably complain about everything that doesn't go his way becaus he didn't knock it on (cry cry) and the touchjudges are conspiring against him.

    This 6 Nations is what I see as the battle of the back threes with Ireland, Wales, France showing alot of talent back there and Scotland and England could do depending on how well their teams are picked. Italy? Haven't a clue to be honest.
  9. sandman36

    sandman36 Guest

    Italy were only put there, i assume, because it would have been an odd number :p
    They dont DESERVE to be in the six nations But some of there forwards are okay.
  10. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (sandman36 @ Jan 31 2009, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    They doooo deserve to be there; Bergomasco, Borolami, Castrogiovani, Parisse, I think most 6 nations squads would be hapy to have them around.

    and where else would they go? They can destroy any of the other teams in Europe. maybe Georgia can give them a challange maybe.

    And they've beaten Scotland before.
  11. sandman36

    sandman36 Guest

    The only reason other SN teams like them there is so that France,Ireland,England and Wales all get ATLEAST one win. And yes those players are good...doesn't mean they work Particularly well together though? the Italian team has never been brilliant and i don't think they stand much of a chance coming anywhere above 5th place this year. Unless suddenly Scotland become AMAZING and i mean AMAZING :) Lol
  12. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (sandman36 @ Jan 31 2009, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    their results in the late 90s certainly merited a place in the tournament and they've proven that they belong in the tournament as far as I'm concerned.
  13. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Jan 31 2009, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    their results in the late 90s certainly merited a place in the tournament and they've proven that they belong in the tournament as far as I'm concerned.

    yup, when they first came in they used to get stuffed but now it's tighter. and they always get a win against scotland or wales, which no other non-6N team could do.
  14. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    What are you on about sandman36? Do you even realise the 6N (not SN) was the 5N a decade or so ago. Italy were added to the tournament because the deserved it. They have been steadily improving, beating Wales twice (I think), along with Scotland once or twice. Last year they pushed most teams all the way (especially England who were very lucky not to loose), Wales cut loose in the second half, but were lucky to go into half time in the lead.

    To be honest, every game in the 6 nations is one to look forward to, that's what makes it such a great tournament.
  15. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    course they deserve to be here they have possibly the best pack in europe if only they had some decent backs theyd be looking at a top 3 finish
  16. durbutter

    durbutter Guest

    if Italy ahd half backs last year they would've put away a few more teams. A few good forwards? a brilliant pack. Parisse is just class espically last year. and they've got castro.................................................
  17. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (dullonien @ Jan 31 2009, 06:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Agreed. I was surprised when Italy settled for a three point win over Scotland at the end of last year when they could have finished fifth if they'd won by 7+.
    Shows that they'll settle for steady improvements - and a result! - rather than risking a loss.
    I love watching all the sides, regardless of whether they're good or not, because an upset is on the cards no matter what the team is.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (noidsay @ Jan 31 2009, 08:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Agreed. Their half backs were woeful last year and they were the cause of most of their problems. Parisse is just class personified and Castro is the best prop in the competition. With Marcato coming-of-age last year, we may see a revitalised Italy this year.
    God, can't believe the competition is only a week away! :eek:
  18. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    I always enjoy watching France fail against England in the tactics department.
  19. danny

    danny Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (feicarsinn @ Jan 31 2009, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Got to agree.Their backs last year were beyond a joke. Even worse than Englands.
Enjoyed this thread? Register to post your reply - click here!

Share This Page