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Pool C - England, France, Argentina, United States, Tonga

Which 2 teams will qualify for the Quarter Finals?


  • Total voters
    5

James

Cricket Web Owner
Feel gutted for Argentina with the standard of officiating in that game. They'll certainly give England a run for their money.

What a start to the tournament though, every game has been awesome in different ways to date.
 
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Howe_zat

Audio File
Two tries to none is pretty great at half time. And given what we saw from Fiji in the first 20 we did well to keep ourselves out of our territory.

Only disappointing thing so far is the penalty count. That offside when Itoje and Sinckler tried to set up a maul from the restart was shocking.
 

Spark

Global Moderator
England have switched off a little in the second half tbh. A bit weird with the BP not sealed yet.
 

Howe_zat

Audio File
Looked pretty switched on defensively I reckon. Good stuff to keep the tongans away from the tryline all game.

Handling was the big negative but we still had enough ball to claim five points. So I’m happy even though it was frustrating to watch us knock on good positions.

We’ll probably be able to defend our way out of the group but will need to have something more in knockouts.
 

BoyBrumby

Englishman
Hard to know what to make of that.

Credit to Tonga for not dropping off a cliff last quarter I suppose, but otherwise it was very much what one would expect from a tier 1 versus a tier 2.

Underhill's handling was terrible, but his support running was good enough to get him there to bollocks it up.

Thought Slade looked massively off the pace when he came on. His pass to fresh air when Daly had a walk in was indicative.

Hopefully he'll grow into the tournament as it goes on.
 

Magrat Garlick

Global Moderator
doesn't seem right that England are running out a guy named Ruaridh McConnochie while Scotland have a 32yo Crusader on the wing
 

BoyBrumby

Englishman
The Eagles look to have a well organised defence and McGinty's kicks ask questions, but it's all England in attack.

Be interesting to see if a few gaps appear later on.
 

ripper868

Cricketer Of The Year
Vunipola is going to be a beast for Brumby in fantasy...clearly intent is to play him every match
 

BoyBrumby

Englishman
Vunipola is going to be a beast for Brumby in fantasy...clearly intent is to play him every match
Our lack of another specialist #8 was a pretty big factor in my selection of the great man.

Just hope we don't break him before the business end of things.
 

Howe_zat

Audio File
Only have the text but England sound a lot more thorough than they were on Sunday.

Ford looks like he's after some fantasy points too.
 

ripper868

Cricketer Of The Year
Should be 6 weeks minimum for that hit on Farrell.

Should be 3 weeks minimum for Francis, but note there is suitably less outrage on Twitter during to the Crest on his shirt. Worse hit then the Hodge tackle.

Add to that - how was Farrell allowed to stay on the pitch and not go through HIA?
 
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