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27/10/13: World Cup Game 3 - PNG v France

Who will win?   29 members have voted

  1. 1. Who will win?

    • PNG by 13 points or more
      4
    • PNG by 7 to 12 points
      13
    • PNG by 1 to 6 points
      2
    • Draw
      2
    • France by 1 to 6 points
      3
    • France by 7 to 12 points
      5
    • France by 13 points or more
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who to?!

PNG and missed it.

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How could he miss a sitter like that one?

 

It's blowing a gale which might not help.

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Gotta say that France defended well.

Great second half and although the kick was missed, I thought France deserved it overall.

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PNG and missed it.

ah shame but seemed a very decent tight game, looking forward to the late night highlights

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France were so poor in that second half, can't believe they got the win.

 

It's alright this rugby league, isn't it.

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Fantastic game!! Absolutely fantastic!

 

France could be on course for a great World Cup now!! Two points on the board, then it's NZ in front of a sold out 18,000 in Avignon, followed by Samoa in Perpignan. NZ and Samoa could be rattled with the French on home soil.

 

Well done France.

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Great game played with passion and power. Shame people dont get to these games more. 

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Very tense game. I really enjoyed watching that. I am glad France won. I thought Thomas Bosch played an important role in the French win.

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Dramatic.

Thought Mead looked great returning the ball...

Quite a few PNG shirts in the crowd today; the locals have taken to them.

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It's blowing a gale which might not help.

Speaking as somebody who was in the ground, the wind meant that kick was nowhere near as straightforward as it might have looked on TV.

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Really enjoyed the game, felt for Mead guy must be shattered.

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It's blowing a gale which might not help.

The bloke sitting next to me had come all the way from Sydney to watch the tournament. One of the first things he asked was 'Is it always this windy here?'.

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Great game, could've gone either way. I felt sorry for PNG as I thought overall they were the more powerful and explosive team, however France had the skill and their decision making from the likes of Bosc and Barthau were better.

Also, I thinks it's great for the Super League because France wouldn't have won if Catalans hadn't entered the professional comp. I don't expect them to beat either NZ or Samoa after today's games though.

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just got in from the game, great atmosphere, tight game, decent crow,d. wanted PNG to win, but France defended really well

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Yeh I asked this in the ticket sales thread. Warrington can sell-out 15,000 but Hull can't sell-out 10,000 :S

 

Still shows that whilst the RLIF, the RFL, city and county councils, broadcasters, sponsors and national bodies have been working together for the good of the game, Super League clubs still can't be assed.

 

If Rochdale Hornets can do it, why can't Hull FC and Hull KR??

 

Anyway France really really really really need to win this match. They completely choked in 2008, they choked in the 4 Nations qualifier v Wales IN THEIR OWN BACKYARD. If they don't win this they could really struggle to keep of the bottom of Group B.

Cant beat a bit of good RL negativity with everything going well..

I reckon todays game should give the two other Hull games a good sales boost - was a good atmosphere and good game reckon most will be back for more.

I suspect the games in Hull will be unique in that most of the crowd will literally be from Hull. I suspect the same cant be said for many of the other games further west on the M62 corridor

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France's win sets up things nicely for Avignon. I wonder if they can pull off a shock win over the Kiwis? That would really set the tournament alight. The Kiwis must be pretty bruised after that Samoa game

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westlondonfan, on 27 Oct 2013 - 5:56 PM, said:

Very tense game. I really enjoyed watching that. I am glad France won. I thought Thomas Bosch played an important role in the French win.

The way he kept drilling the ball past the PNG defence...

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With this win, France have given themselves a great chance to make the semis. If they can beat Samoa in Perpignan, which they've got a chance of, then it will be a straight shoot out with probably Fiji in the quarters at the Halliwell Jones.

I like this format but can't help but feel sorry for Tonga, who are arguably the 4th strongest nation. By winning their group they'll almost certainly face the Kiwis in the quarters.

Put it this way, I'm glad we aren't facing them!

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I think most of the crowd were locals although I travelled up from Nottingham. It's a real shame that no venues in the midlands showed an interest in staging a game but travelling 100 miles is not a big deal.

 

I was definitely in the minority in supporting France but, like many in England, I'd like the game in the northern hemisphere to get stronger, through France offering a credible threat.

 

It was a good game and you could see how much it meant to both teams.

 

The new north stand looks good and hopefully, one day, that can be replicated at the other end.

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Only my second day watching live RL and loved it. Credit has to go the players for producing a great advert for the game in difficult conditions. I prefer low scoring games as you know each score might be the decisive one. Some near me were critical of the French choice to go for two when 8-6 down, but they had the wind so it was spot on. Loved some of the big hits and desperate goal line defence. Well worth the two hour drive.

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What a match, PNG will need to sCore a try, as place kicking is the weakest part of their game.

 

Sadly I was proved right, unfotunately for PNG,Mead is not an accurate kicker.Last week against Scotland he missed a conersion which was almost identical to Don Fox.'s famous miss.

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