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Autumn International Final: England v France


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Poll: Predict the margin (36 member(s) have cast votes)

Predict the margin

  1. England by 50 points or more (6 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  2. Voted England by 40-49 points (8 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  3. England by 30-39 points (8 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  4. England by 20-29 points (9 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  5. England by 11-19 points (2 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  6. England by 1-10 points (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. France by 1-10 points (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. France by 11-19 points (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. France by 20-29 points (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. France by 30-39 points (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. France by 40-49 points (1 votes [2.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.78%

  12. France by 50 points or more (2 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

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#61 markleeds

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

Is this the quality of the referees in Australia, shocking!!!

#62 Phil

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

what a pointless game! another drubbing for the french by an average england team.


why bother then? why not ###### off and watch another sport?

International games should be the peak of any sportspersons acheivement, i'll bet the French are up for it!!
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#63 markleeds

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

Rob Burrow is a one trick pony. Most of the time he ends up hurt after getting smashed!

#64 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

Was the Morley dropped ball not a knock on? France have had a few key ref decisions go against them, but asides from that they look better than last week.

#65 Bob8

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

what a pointless game! another drubbing for the french by an average england team.


Allow me to explain.

It is a game of rugby league. Some people appreciate it, particularly when it is played by skilled athletes giving it their all. Few people admire whinging on messageboards.

Admire the great game for what it is. A while ago I saw several hundred Danes hugely appreciate a game of rugby league, which was their first game for the large majority of them. Perhaps, you should politely ask some of them to explain why it is a great spectacle and why you are very fortunate to be able to witness it - they clearly know more about the game than you.

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#66 Ant

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

Both sides are being allowed to spoil in the ruck, but I think England are getting the benefit of some calls

#67 Johnoco

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

Hurray. Made it.

Richard Lewis should hang his head in shame. This wouldn't have happened under Fallowfield.

Bloody cold though.

#68 steef

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

Get the feeling the second half is going to be a massacre. Nice finish by Charnley.
"surely they've got to try somthing different now, maybe the little chip over the top?2


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#69 steef

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

Great pass from Chase for Hall to get his third. Sinfield has his radar switched on.
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#70 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

The French are getting killed on the wings.
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#71 markleeds

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

It was mentioned last week but England are not going to get these sort of calls playing the Aussies, especially when they whine and moan and get an Aussie ref!

#72 steef

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

Hock having a bit of a 'mare. To many unforced errors.
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#73 steef

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

Super try from Hall.
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#74 gavin7094

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

Hock seems to lose the ball in every tackle.

#75 Ant

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:52 PM

I think we desperately need to see more full time players from France. Catalans have helped but not enough.

Still, the depth England have now is better than ever in my memory.

#76 markleeds

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

Teams should be allowed to sign (born and bred) French players and not have their salary counted on the cap. Also forget the idea of having the West Coats Pirates play in SL unless they have te same quota as the other teams!

Edited by markleeds, 11 November 2012 - 07:02 PM.


#77 Just Browny

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

Good to see Myler was kicked out for this one. We need someone with a better attitude and a more team-oriented mentality, like Chase.

Edited by Just Browny, 11 November 2012 - 06:58 PM.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#78 Ant

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

I agree about French players in non French clubs.
Or found French juniors like homegrown players
Something.

#79 snapski

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

Good to see Myler was kicked out for this one. We need someone with a better attitude and a more team-oriented mentality, like Chase.

Are you seriously suggesting he didn't play alright. All the key positions worked well. Tompkins Sinfield Chase Mcollorum/Burrow and Lockers. Really enjoyed it.

#80 1976PMJwires

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

Well what have we learnt


Zak is a great player and banana can't make room for him - wing for me instead of charnley/briscoe
Sinfield is a wonderful leader, kicker and deserves his place
Sam tomkins is 100% our best player, love watching him
Ellis - superb and can't wait to see his return super league
Lockers is our best 13
Chase no comment!!!
Hall our best winger and good enou for the NRL
Watkins has had a great series and all the other centres have to up their game to take his place (reed to get the other spot)
Props look good, but against a bigger pack how good are they?? Good job we've got graham and burgess's
Hock made some great breaks but too often a liability
MM - not good enough, good for Wigan but behind Danny houghton

On France, lack in fitness and I feel this is also Catalans problem.