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Sat 23rd Oct: Intl: France v England KO 2.30pm (TV)


Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • France by 13 points or more
      2
    • France by 7 to 12 points
      0
    • France by 1 to 6 points
      1
    • England by 1 to 6 points
      1
    • England by 7 to 12 points
      4
    • England by 13 points or more
      17

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Well when the score exploded we were all worried but finished with a great game and advert for the sport live on BBC One. 

Lets get another one sorted for the summer in France outside of Perp (Avignon or Toulouse) and get England and France back on BBC for all the sponsors. 

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3 minutes ago, Hvy wg said:

Wamlsley holds Le Cam back. Could be disallowed.

This is why people get annoyed by the cheap obstruction calls. If it is goes to the VR and they slow it down you can always make a case for a penalty, but if the ref just gives the try nothing more is said.

Anyway, it ended up being a decent performance by France and their attitude was far far better than England's in the second half. First 20 minutes were rubbish by them and they played themselves out of the game, but you can see there is talent within that team.

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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.

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Just now, clogdance said:

Obviously pleased we won, but a VERY flattering scoreline for England. Well played France 2nd half.

Yep. England were certainly not 20 points better than France in that game. Lot of credit to the French players to keep at it.

Both teams will be a lot better in the world cup, for sure.

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Le Cam to Walmsley "well played, shorty." :kolobok_wink:

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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7 minutes ago, jacksy said:

Pleased for the French team and French RL. This score will do them good.

I can't remember so many quality young players ever in the French national side. Thought it was going to be a horror show but turned out to be a decent contest.

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Old Faithful we never lose at Wembley

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In my humble opinion the fact that both Seguier and Le Cam did well against England should warrant them game time next year.

Gutted for Jussaume but Jullien did his best game this year at centre, could it be a new thing for him next year?

Goudemand still immense as usual.

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FAO the moaners.

Well I did a bit of gardening, watched most of the women's match, watched a great game between the men (regardless of technical quality or otherwise) and later am gonna have a few drinks. Quality day IMO. 

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I enjoyed that, international Rugby League is great. 

I think France showed enough to show they deserve another home fixture against England next season. The game really needs to build on this. Once France got over their deer in headlights start they grew into the game and got much better. They importantly also did not tire and did not look dead on their feet that sometimes happens. Having a full time squad helps massively compared to previous years. With Toulouse in Super League next season they will only get better and will have a much larger squad of elite players to choose from.

There are certainly a lot of positives for the game to take and we need to build on it over the next few years.

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Whilst I know this isn’t the England World Cup team I do think it’s served to illustrate that certain players should not be considered for the World Cup.

Reece Lyne is not good enough & has no fine Centre skills 

Zak Hardaker is too easy to defend and dominate

Farrell runs great lines but is too small to play against the Top Tier teams

Bateman on the form of the last 12 months has lost that je ne sais quoi that helped to compensate for his small stature

Philbins game is ineffective at International level

Leeming is not a replacement half, maybe at Hooker but we don’t know

Oledski needs to find some fire and aggression to make his size tell on the defences

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Great to watch some international footy today, this is a much improved French team with some good youngsters. In recent years they would've capitulated after being 20-0 down. They will learn a lot from that.

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Not a great performance by England, but fair play to France, once over at 20-0 down after 20 minutes they'd have just rolled over. Irrespective of England dropping off credit must go to France for improving.

I don't think this game will have solved any issues for Wane, but I think a few players are probably going to be ruled out going forwards. Probably more positives for France and I think this shows we should persevere with playing France in France each year for the foreseeable future

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Will look out for the tv figures. Then both Eng and France can go to sponsors with another game to say 'Look, what is another prime time BBC One clash with X viewers worth to you? '

Or we could have France play a knights team...

Who cares if they arent the full squads or no NRL players? The public won't.  Feels like the start of something special...

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If you take out the errors in the first half it could've been a lot closer. I think France struggled to deal with the sun and shade lines and that caused them a lot of trouble with the bombs. 

We need to see more of this match annually 

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That was live on Kayo in Aus. A very enjoyable match.

England really took their foot off the accelerator after the first 20 and then France worked themselves into the contest without really challenging for the win.

Very enjoyable match for me and I expect for the reasonable crowd in attendance and I am sure that match puts to bed any remaining argument that France can’t put up a competitive fixture for England.

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2 minutes ago, ShropshireBull said:

Will look out for the tv figures. Then both Eng and France can go to sponsors with another game to say 'Look, what is another prime time BBC One clash with X viewers worth to you? '

Or we could have France play a knights team...

Who cares if they arent the full squads or no NRL players? The public won't.  Feels like the start of something special...

How does the saying go? Rugby league never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity?...

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9 minutes ago, RugbyLeagueGeek said:

For heaven's sake just get England playing more internationals.

Exactly! For one thing, it might* stop people making blanket, for-all-time, judgements about players, based on a single international performance.

*it probably won't, of course.

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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The ref allowed too much working on the ground after the tackle was complete.

I suspect most members would agree, but when they come on here to complain too many start going on about bloody "wrestling", which is meaningless. If we want to tidy up the ruck, the remedies must relate specifically to the rulebook, and distinguish between before and after completion.

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