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Post by munkian on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 9:54 am

Welsh squad remains the same for the showdown in Paris.

Would have swapped over Halfpenny and Williams personally

Halfpenny, North, Davies, S William, L Williams; Biggar, Webb; Evans, Owens, Francis, Ball, AW Jones (capt), Warburton, Tipuric, Moriarty.

Replacements: Baldwin, Smith, Lee, Charteris, Faletau, G Davies, S Davies, Roberts.



French team announced

Dulin - Nakaitaci, Fickou, Lamerat, Vakatawa - Lopez, Serin - Gourdon, Picamoles, Sanconnie - Maestri, Vahaamahina - Slimani, Guirado, Baille.

Les remplaçants : Chat, Atonio, Ben Arous, Le Devedec, Chouly, Trinh-Duc, Dupont, Huget



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Post by TightHEAD on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 12:44 pm

So would everyone who has ever watched these two play.

1/2p stats as a fullback have been awful for a while, Williams would offer more of a threat whilst still being solid at 15.
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Post by Griff on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 12:51 pm

Halfpenny doesn't seem that good under the high ball anymore either, so that's one less string to his bow. Does he have the pace for wing though? Genuine be question. I haven't seen him run much of late so can't tell!

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Post by munkian on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 12:52 pm

Griff wrote:Halfpenny doesn't seem that good under the high ball anymore either, so that's one less string to his bow. Does he have the pace for wing though? Genuine be question. I haven't seen him run much of late so can't tell!

He always used to - remember him in the 2011 RWC against Fiji ? Burned down the wing whilst adjusting his scrum cap.

Hes certainly faster than other wingers out there.
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Post by TightHEAD on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 12:54 pm

Maybe he has dodgy hamstrings?
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Post by munkian on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 10:10 am

French team announced

Dulin - Nakaitaci, Fickou, Lamerat, Vakatawa - Lopez, Serin - Gourdon, Picamoles, Sanconnie - Maestri, Vahaamahina - Slimani, Guirado, Baille.

Les remplaçants : Chat, Atonio, Ben Arous, Le Devedec, Chouly, Trinh-Duc, Dupont, Huget

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Post by robbo277 on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 10:14 am

Last 5 years or so it's always been surprising just how pants France are. Looking at their team again, still can't explain it. So much talent in there.

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Post by whocares on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 10:20 am

Sanconnie (2nd cap) didn't really have a great game against Italy so am a bit worried about how he will look against Warburton and Tipuric.

This is the game we really should win to show progress as Wales has been France kryptonite in the last 6 years. But I fear that Team Wales will probably be way too nicely organised in defense and well drilled for France who wont find ways to score tries as usual. Really need some serious home refereeing to help us win that one.

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Post by munkian on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 10:21 am

robbo277 wrote:Last 5 years or so it's always been surprising just how pants France are. Looking at their team again, still can't explain it. So much talent in there.

May change if there are less teams in the S14 and less money to buy foreign imports. The French players will get used to playing with each other more.
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Post by munkian on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 10:22 am

whocares wrote:Sanconnie (2nd cap) didn't really have a great game against Italy so am a bit worried about how he will look against Warburton and Tipuric.

This is the game we really should win to show progress as Wales has been France kryptonite in the last 6 years. But I fear that Team Wales will probably be way too nicely organised in defense and well drilled for France who wont find ways to score tries as usual. Really need some serious home refereeing to help us win that one.

Really looking forward to it, could be a cracker. Scotland have finally broken their duck against us, no reason you can't thumbsup
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Post by Griff on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 11:08 am

A bit off topic, but anyone know why some posts are highlighted in a darker blue? Every post is either light blue and then a slightly darker blue, alternating. But some are a much darker blue like mine above! It seems random.

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Post by munkian on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 11:22 am

Griff wrote:A bit off topic, but anyone know why some posts are highlighted in a darker blue?  Every post is either light blue and then a slightly darker blue, alternating.  But some are a much darker blue like mine above!  It seems random.

Can you do a screenshot ?
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Post by Griff on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 11:27 am

munkian wrote:
Griff wrote:A bit off topic, but anyone know why some posts are highlighted in a darker blue?  Every post is either light blue and then a slightly darker blue, alternating.  But some are a much darker blue like mine above!  It seems random.

Can you do a screenshot ?

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Post by Griff on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 11:28 am

It's not just because it's my own post, as far as I can tell. I first noticed it on other people's posts.

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Post by munkian on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 11:36 am

Griff wrote:It's not just because it's my own post, as far as I can tell.  I first noticed it on other people's posts.

Could be because the post has been quoted ?
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Post by whocares on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 11:37 am

my post has been quoted as well and I don't get that sort of special color..
think it's purely random. some sort of AI operating on these boards maybe Smile

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Post by Fluxy on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 11:41 am

TightHEAD wrote:So would everyone who has ever watched these two play.

1/2p stats as a fullback have been awful for a while, Williams would offer more of a threat whilst still being solid at 15.

I believe the issue would be, who is the next wing of the rank to take the spot of Williams ?
If Halfpenny is playing wing, I don't think he has the same edge he had when he burst onto the seen in attack.

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Post by munkian on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 11:47 am

Fluxy wrote:
TightHEAD wrote:So would everyone who has ever watched these two play.

1/2p stats as a fullback have been awful for a while, Williams would offer more of a threat whilst still being solid at 15.

I believe the issue would be, who is the next wing of the rank to take the spot of Williams ?
If Halfpenny is playing wing, I don't think he has the same edge he had when he burst onto the seen in attack.

I'd say Hewitt, Giles or Evans but they haven't had any exposure yet.

We also have Amos to come back in.
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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 3:11 pm

Eli Walker burst on the scene &! then seemed to stall. Now he's out for the season & other guys looked to have leapfrogged him in the pecking order. Shame I always liked the look of him.

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Post by LordDowlais on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 3:35 pm

Griff wrote:A bit off topic, but anyone know why some posts are highlighted in a darker blue?  Every post is either light blue and then a slightly darker blue, alternating.  But some are a much darker blue like mine above!  It seems random.

Miss, Miiissss, Misss....

I know the answer to this.

It is because the writer of this thread has clicked on the "thanks" tab when somebody has replied. Yahoo

You only get that option if you create an article.

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Post by munkian on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 3:39 pm

Doesn't seem legit, I've never thanked nobody.

Have I ? Shocked
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Post by LordDowlais on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 3:48 pm

munkian wrote:Doesn't seem legit, I've never thanked nobody.

Have I ? Shocked

You might have clicked it instead of "quote". They are right next to each other, and they are in the same style. OK

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Post by munkian on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 4:13 pm

Nooooooo ! Sad
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Post by Dontheman2 on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 4:20 pm

Never did get the hang of 'quoting' Is there a help page somewhere?

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Post by munkian on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 4:32 pm

Dontheman2 wrote:Never did get the hang of 'quoting'   Is there a help page somewhere?

Probably
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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 5:02 pm

Dontheman2 wrote:Never did get the hang of 'quoting'   Is there a help page somewhere?

It should be easy, you just press the quote button and then type beneath whatever you've quoted.

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Post by carpet baboon on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 5:10 pm

How do you see this game going my fine Welsh folk?

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Post by chris_501 on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 6:24 pm

A close first half of absolutely brutal collisions.

As for the second half, that's a bit of a roulette!

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Post by majesticimperialman on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 6:48 pm

Regarding the argument L williams Full Back. 

Halfpenny on the wing.

I have thought for a long time, the only reason Halfpenny is in the team is purly for his goal kicking.  It as nothing to do with his skills at full back.

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Post by Griff on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 7:29 pm

Maj, Halfpenny has a number of excellent skills for a fullback. Perhaps 4 out of 5 skills needed for a good modern fullback. He has (perhaps not so good currently) been extremely good under the high ball; he has always been a great last line of defense, perhaps sometimes putting himself in harms way a bit too much; his positional awareness is also very good when anticipating a kick through or a punt down field. He always seems to be in the right place at the right time. He's also very good at finishing close range tries. As in, he can beat a man at close range and squeeze in down the wing very well. He's got a decent boot too. The one skill he seems to lack is the ability to attack from deep as players like Hogg, L Williams, Beale, all NZ fullbacks, etc. can do. Some say it's the game plan but others in the Welsh team seem to do it so I'm not sure.

So he's got lots of top notch skills for a fullback, IMO. Just not all skills. Other world international FBs have the attacking but perhaps not the defence. Very few are awesome at all FB roles. I'd personally prefer Liam W as I prefer a more rangy runner. But he's there for more than just kicking goals. Sadly though some of the above and his goal kicking are a little off this season so that's more reason for Liam at FB for me.

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Post by Gwlad on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 7:49 pm

majesticimperialman wrote:Regarding the argument L williams Full Back. 

Halfpenny on the wing.

I have thought for a long time, the only reason Halfpenny is in the team is purly for his goal kicking.  It as nothing to do with his skills at full back.

I dont think any thought has gone into that at all which is hardly surprising.

You clearly know nothing about why else he brings to the FB role and are purely on the Liam at 15 bandwagon


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Post by majesticimperialman on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 8:05 pm

Gwlad wrote:
majesticimperialman wrote:Regarding the argument L williams Full Back. 

Halfpenny on the wing.

I have thought for a long time, the only reason Halfpenny is in the team is purly for his goal kicking.  It as nothing to do with his skills at full back.

I dont think any thought has gone into that at all which is hardly surprising.

You clearly know nothing about why else he brings to the FB role and are purely on the Liam at 15 bandwagon


If you say so.

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Post by Geen sport voor watjes on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 9:00 pm

This game is possibly the most predictable of the weekend. France will own possession for about 30 mins and bash away ineffectually at the welsh defence not scoring any tries. Possibly two penalties to go 6-0 up. They will then turnover the ball circa 30-35 mins whereupon Tupuric will run the length of the field offloading to Webb to score under the posts. Halffarthing will tack on a penalty just before halftime (after some brainfart from a French forward). In the second half France will get another penalty early doors to bring it back to one point. Whereupon Wales will then score three more tries in the last 20 mins to win 31-9. Simples

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Post by munkian on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 8:24 am

majesticimperialman wrote:
Gwlad wrote:
majesticimperialman wrote:Regarding the argument L williams Full Back. 

Halfpenny on the wing.

I have thought for a long time, the only reason Halfpenny is in the team is purly for his goal kicking.  It as nothing to do with his skills at full back.

I dont think any thought has gone into that at all which is hardly surprising.

You clearly know nothing about why else he brings to the FB role and are purely on the Liam at 15 bandwagon


If you say so.

His positioning is impeccable and he's one of the best defensive FB's on the planet - laughably better than Brown.

He's lost a little confidence in the air and yes, I wish he was more creative in attack and stuck a little less to the gameplan but I to say hes just there for point kicking illustrates that a) You lack even the most basic rugby knowledge or b) you are a WUM.

Im going with a little of both.
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Post by RiscaGame on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 12:31 pm

I'd definitely lean a lot more to option A.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 12:41 pm

It'll be nice for Owens to get his 50th cap on the back of a win against France this Saturday. I can't wait.

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Post by Dontheman2 on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 1:22 pm

Geen- love the way you roll the bp in there. Nice!

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Post by munkian on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 1:31 pm

It will be an attritional battle but I think if our defense holds out then our fitness will win it.

Ideally we'll get a few points ahead at some point and their heads will go down.

We need much better discipline than we had against Ireland though.
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Post by Scottrf on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 6:14 pm

Interesting stat - Picamoles has carried for 302 metres, 54% of that over the gain line!

A few of the FBs have similar metres but 33% or less over the gain line.
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Post by wayne on Sat 18 Mar 2017, 12:00 pm

Congratulations to AWJ, on becoming the first Welsh player to start 100 Internationals for his country, and also well done to Ken Owens on winning his 50th cap. Do us proud today lads.

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Post by RiscaGame on Sat 18 Mar 2017, 12:43 pm

Fair play to both. They've both had good tournaments, particularly Ken who has now gone from possible Lions tourist to possible test starter over the past few weeks.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 18 Mar 2017, 12:47 pm

Yeah I wrote Ken off before the tournament but fair play to the bloke for proving me wrong. He's been very good and I agree that he could be a lions starter if he continues this playing form.

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Post by eirebilly on Sat 18 Mar 2017, 2:39 pm

This has all the makings of a very tight game. Have to favour Wales today.
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Post by eirebilly on Sat 18 Mar 2017, 2:51 pm

We may be lucky, Jiffy sounds like he is loosing his voice Very Happy
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Post by eirebilly on Sat 18 Mar 2017, 2:51 pm

Beautiful try clap
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Post by Heaf on Sat 18 Mar 2017, 2:52 pm

eirebilly wrote:We may be lucky, Jiffy sounds like he is loosing his voice Very Happy
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Post by lostinwales on Sat 18 Mar 2017, 2:53 pm

Who is this team in blue and what did they do with France?

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Post by Heaf on Sat 18 Mar 2017, 2:53 pm

Maybe this is their day to finally get it all together ... early doors mind

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Post by tigertattie on Sat 18 Mar 2017, 3:01 pm

I really hope jiffy snogs John inverdales face off. The thought of both of them with no voice is the stuff of dreams
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Post by tigertattie on Sat 18 Mar 2017, 3:07 pm

Wow. That's one eyed. What about the one at the other end?
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