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by Robespierre
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE V: Borthwick Strikes Back
Replies: 555
Views: 53454

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE V: Borthwick Strikes Back

https://www.rugbyrama.fr/rugby/premiership-angleterre/2018-2019/premiership-deux-joueurs-des-tigers-de-leicester-liberes-de-leur-contrat_sto8108 According to France's Midi Olympique, Enever and Gigena have been freed from their contracts and Enever is on his way back to Australia this week. Edit: ju...
by Robespierre
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: French rugby 2020/2021
Replies: 172
Views: 19113

Re: French rugby 2020/2021

JP14 wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:25 pm
A crucial win for Montpellier!
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Yes indeed, but they're not completely out of the woods because Bayonne have two games in hand and could close the five-point gap if they beat Bayonne at home next Saturday and Montpellier slip up at Castres.
by Robespierre
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: French rugby 2020/2021
Replies: 172
Views: 19113

Re: French rugby 2020/2021

The weekend's results of catch up matches: Clermont 26 Lyon 18 Montpellier 31 S Français 6 Castres 31 Bayonne 21 Racing 26 La Rochelle 22 Table 1 Toulouse played 15/52 points 2 La Rochelle 15/50 3 Racing 16/50 4 Clermont 16/45 5 Bordeaux 16/43 6 Toulon 15/43 7Lyon 16/39 8 S Français 16/39 9 Brive 16...
by Robespierre
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 835
Views: 26442

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Next Sunday's match in Dublin will be crucial. French confidence is running high but Ireland will be a tough nut to crack, but if the French can get at least parity in the pack then their backs should seal the victory. Also, Ireland will probably be without Sexton which won't help their cause.
by Robespierre
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 835
Views: 26442

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Farrell must shoulder much of the blame for that poor performance. He seemed ineffectual as captain and so the team had no sense of direction. Eddie must bite the bullet and axe him and select a 10/12/13 that will take the game to the opposition, ie Ford with Lawrence and Slade (who had the misfortu...
by Robespierre
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 835
Views: 26442

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Wales v Ireland teams: Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Johnny Williams, Hallam Amos; Dan Biggar, Tomos Williams; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau. Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhodri Jones, Leo...
by Robespierre
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 835
Views: 26442

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Saint George to save the day ...... again !!
by Robespierre
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Formerly of this parish
Replies: 93
Views: 16706

Re: Formerly of this parish

Bateman and Maksymwiy are both in tonight’s Dragons’ squad against Connacht
by Robespierre
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 835
Views: 26442

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Wales v Ireland teams: Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Johnny Williams, Hallam Amos; Dan Biggar, Tomos Williams; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau. Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhodri Jones, Leon...
by Robespierre
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: French rugby 2020/2021
Replies: 172
Views: 19113

Re: French rugby 2020/2021

There's another rearranged Top14 match this evening; Clermont v Lyon (Jordan Taufua's début).

Tomorrow there's Montpellier v Stade Français and on Sunday, Castres v Bayonne and Racing v La Rochelle.

I'll post the results and table on Monday.
by Robespierre
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Formerly of this parish
Replies: 93
Views: 16706

Re: Formerly of this parish

Jordan Taufua makes his debut for Lyon at No8 in this evening's Top14 fixture at Clermont.
by Robespierre
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 835
Views: 26442

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Even so, that looks a seriously strong French side that for me, could win the 6N with maybe a Grand Slam! No offense Robespierre, but as one of the England fans firmly in the "so long as we beat France" category I do hope you're wrong. (This is a stance that particularly winds my sister's other hal...
by Robespierre
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 835
Views: 26442

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Italy v France teams: Italy: Trulla; Sperandio, Zanon, Brex, Ioane; Garbisi, Varney; Traore, Bigi, Riccioni, Lazzaroni, Sisi, Negri, Meyer, Lamaro. Replacements: Lucchesi, Fischetti, Zilocchi, Cannone, Ruzza, Mbanda, Palazzani, Canna. France: Dulin; Thomas, Vincent, Fickou, Villiere; Jalibert, Dupon...
by Robespierre
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: French rugby 2020/2021
Replies: 172
Views: 19113

Re: French rugby 2020/2021

Who among you, remembers Jean-Pierre Bastiat, No 8 for Dax and France (32 caps 1969-1978), who has just died of a stroke at the age of 71. At 1m98, he was enormous for a No 8 and was part of the fabulous back row with Jean-Pierre Rives and Jean-Claude Skrela. Here's a youtube clip. https://www.yout...
by Robespierre
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 835
Views: 26442

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

France should be good enough for a Grand Slam, but with two away matches in Dublin and Twickenham, they may have to wait another year.
Their objective however, is the 2023 World Cup in France, where they will be among the favourites to win! I just hop)e they don't peak too soon.