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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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Half Time - France finally got off the bus, but they were already trailing by too much.

"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, Eddie said:

Loving the French jersey. 

The players or the refs 😂

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Tony Gigot (unsurprisingly) playing the furthest thing from a half back and a captain.

If France are full strength at the World Cup after a full-SL season for Catalans and Toulouse they will be OK but today is proving that they’re 4 absentees away from being less than average.

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2 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

France got better and England worse after taking advantage of that terrible start by the French.

You might say it was because it's a big step up from championship to the pace of a test match, but it was just dropping kicks.

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I think people are being a bit harsh here. Remember how the Australians say there’s no point in playing us? It’s exactly the same thing here. These games, preferably in France, should continue. So trashing them after 10 minutes won’t help anyone.

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1 minute ago, Johnoco said:

I think people are being a bit harsh here. Remember how the Australians say there’s no point in playing us? It’s exactly the same thing here. These games, preferably in France, should continue. So trashing them after 10 minutes won’t help anyone.

Annual tests of England Knights v France would be beneficial for both sides for a few years imo 

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1 minute ago, Johnoco said:

I think people are being a bit harsh here. Remember how the Australians say there’s no point in playing us? It’s exactly the same thing here. These games, preferably in France, should continue. So trashing them after 10 minutes won’t help anyone.

In football we don't see france refusing to play Andorra because they trash them. In Union the Italians have been smashed for 10 years straight and they're still there. In League? If you're not competitive right away we won't play you until 3 years later.

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4 minutes ago, DavidM said:

Penalties refs give when a ball carrier walks ten yards forward off the mark into the defenders 

The Goudemand one was typical.  He is tackled and then walks forward into the markers and pushes past the first marker and gets all tangled up so fails to play the ball... result, gets a penalty.

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"The history of the world is the history of the triumph of the heartless over the mindless." — Sir Humphrey Appleby.

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16 minutes ago, ShropshireBull said:

No they wouldnt because they have zero commercial value. 

Agreed.

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"The history of the world is the history of the triumph of the heartless over the mindless." — Sir Humphrey Appleby.

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Competitive despair seems to be a fast-growing sport.

"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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2 minutes ago, Johnoco said:

I think people are being a bit harsh here. Remember how the Australians say there’s no point in playing us? It’s exactly the same thing here. These games, preferably in France, should continue. So trashing them after 10 minutes won’t help anyone.

Last time England played Australia was the 2017 WC Final, 6-0 which could have gone either way?

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If there is anything to be learned and confirmed from this game it is that Hardacre is never ever a centre as long as he as a hole where the sun doesn't shine, and Lomax is not a Stand off of international quality, as for the French the Toulouse players apart from Sangare look way out of their comfort zone against SL quality players, also it shows that playing France is no preperation for England against the big boys.

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