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6 minutes ago, jim_57 said:


PNG & Fiji get so few games as it is they shouldn’t be wasting limited International weeks helping England’s B team get some experience, they should be playing full Internationals against the best teams in the World. If a pacific nation was touring up there they should be playing France, Ireland, Wales or Scotland if/when they aren’t playing England.

Knights should be playing teams exactly like France B. If the Knights want to tour again fair play trying to get games against the Island teams but I’d hope those teams would be too busy in proper Internationals & tournaments.

Yep the Knights should be used as a 'B' team that plays other B teams, 18-6 is a very competitive scoreline especially considering this is effectively an Elite One French selection vs a fully professional Knights side. 

England have to worry about avenging the GB clash with PNG before thinking about sending a Knights team out!

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47 minutes ago, UTK said:

Yep the Knights should be used as a 'B' team that plays other B teams, 18-6 is a very competitive scoreline especially considering this is effectively an Elite One French selection vs a fully professional Knights side. 

England have to worry about avenging the GB clash with PNG before thinking about sending a Knights team out!

Yeah I would love to see a knights tour of Melanesia next year that would be great.

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5 hours ago, UTK said:

Yep the Knights should be used as a 'B' team that plays other B teams, 18-6 is a very competitive scoreline especially considering this is effectively an Elite One French selection vs a fully professional Knights side. 

England have to worry about avenging the GB clash with PNG before thinking about sending a Knights team out!

There is definitely a place for the Knights and it is a good concept but yeh they should be playing similar teams and teams like PNG & Fiji should be playing full internationals wherever possible.

One off games against weaker European opposition is fine if need be but the Knights shouldn’t be involved in official tournaments like they have in the past. If they are touring there are plenty of options like PMXIII teams, QLD/NSW/Digicel Cup select teams or under 21/23 teams from any of Australia, NZ or the Pacific nations.

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11 hours ago, Desert Skipper said:

Is there a report anywhere on this game? The BBC doesn’t even have the fixture scheduled.

Only one I have found is this:

Equipe de France - La France B tombe avec les honneurs face à l'Angleterre Knights - Rugby à XIII - Treize Mondial

How's your French?

I think the BBC's lack of information on pre-World Cup games is not just disappointing, but also a bit bizarre, given how they are emphasising their full coverage of the cup competitions themselves.

 

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1 hour ago, Wiltshire Warrior Dragon said:

Only one I have found is this:

Equipe de France - La France B tombe avec les honneurs face à l'Angleterre Knights - Rugby à XIII - Treize Mondial

How's your French?

I think the BBC's lack of information on pre-World Cup games is not just disappointing, but also a bit bizarre, given how they are emphasising their full coverage of the cup competitions themselves.

 

Go to French Federation site too

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"It involves matters much greater than drafting the new rules...the original and existing games have their own powerful appeal to their players and public and have the sentiments which history inspires"  - Harold 'Jersey' Flegg 1933

"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."  - Jean Roque, Calendrier-revue du Racing-Club Albigeois, 1958-1959

Si tu( Remi Casty) devais envoyer un fax au Président Guasch? " Un grand bravo pour ce que vous avez fait,et merci de m 'avoir embarqué dans cette aventure"

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