Do we even have any French fans on this forum?
NZ by a fair margin in this, and this isn't using the patented 'post opposite to what I want to happen thing' either.
The frogs couldn't penetrate a 14 man Welsh side minus their best player. They stand little to no chance of breaching the AB line.
All Blacks to be eating Frog's legs late Sunday evening. Will be pleasantly surprised if there's any real contest tbh.
Exit pursuing a beerOriginally Posted by Jimmy Neesham
Well the good news for the French is that they haven't used up their one good performance per tournament yet, and they've been known to use it against the All Blacks.
The bad news is they're a bit crap and New Zealand are a bit good.
France only have one weak link and it is Parra at 10. He is playing out of position. And in watching the replay today he seems to take the wrong options.
But Rugby is a 15 man game and one weak link will hurt you.
1) Ross is Boss.
2) See point 1.
Leading the charge against nuances being used in posts.
Overrated XI M Bracewell, Burns, Rahane, Don Voges, Bairstow, Alecz Day, Donovan Grobelaar, Luke Ronchi, Faulkner, Dan Christian, Permaul
Just a few hours away now.
Probably should be more excited but after our performance last week against Australia - the side I thought would be the most likely to defeat us - and then the performance of France so far, it should be a comfortable victory. I guess nothings ever that simple in RWCs for us though. I wouldn't be surprised if the match follows a similar pattern to the Argentina match, in that France front up and threaten to make a game of things before the ABs take control afer 60 minutes and win by 20 or so points. Compared to recent WCs I'm very pleased the ABs have selected the same XV which, in my view, is our strongest line-up - certainly differing to the rotation policy of 2007 and some of the debatable decisions in 2003.
Almost game time!!!
all blacks to win by 20!!!
Just listening to some sound bites from Keith Quinn that have been immortalized. I can't really imagine Grant Nisbett saying anything as memorable - he is more cerebral - and less passionate in the moment.
Here is one of his calls
Here is highlights of '87 great calls throughout
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Never been a huge fan of Nisbett, and he seems to be getting worse at actually calling the right players which is kind of fundamental for a commentator. Would've been brilliant if one of the stations had picked up Quinn to call the matches.
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