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Post by LondonTiger on Thu 30 Jan 2020, 1:04 pm

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Sunday 2nd February 15:00 - France (a)
BBC Sport

Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant 1: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant 2: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)


Recent Form

France:
20th October 2019: Wales - Lost 19-20
6th Ocober 2019: Tonga - Won 23-21
2nd October 2019: USA - Won 33-9
21st September 2019: Argentina - Won 23-21
30th August 2019: Italy - Won 47-19



England
2nd November 2019: South Africa - Lost 12-32
26th October 2019: New Zealand: Won 19:7
19th October 2019: Australia - won 40-16
5th October 2019: Argentina - Won 39-10
26th September 2019: USA - Won 45-7


Head to Head

Matches Played - 90
Wins - England 49, France 34
Draws - 7
Tries - England 165, France 143



Teams

France:
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Bouthier; Thomas, Vakatawa, Fickou, Penaud; Ntamack, Dupont; Baille, Marchand, Haouas, Le Roux, Willemse, Cros, Ollivon (c), Alldritt

Reps: Mauvaka, Poirot, Bamba, Palu, Woki, Serin, Jalibert, Rattez


England
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Furbank; May, Tuilagi, Farrell (capt), Daly; Ford, B Youngs; Marler, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Ewels, Lawes, Underhill, Curry.

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Genge, Stuart, Kruis, Ludlam, Heinz, Devoto, Joseph


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Post by Duty281 on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:22 pm

Good try for France. That’ll be the game and they’ll be strong favourites for the title now.

Owens needs to take a tougher line on those antics. Both sides lost control.

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Post by Dirtydave on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:23 pm

Again, on first instinct I thought a Frenchman flew in there to cause the disruption...

No replay!

I am seriously concerned come world cup time

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Post by majesticimperialman on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:24 pm

The way this game is going, England.Scotland, Italy for the wooden spoon

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Post by RDW on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:25 pm

miltonkeynesengland wrote:I cant work out Englands tactics..it looks like people who've never met...not helped by Youngs habitual stopping to have a think at the back of the ruck

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Post by miltonkeynesengland on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:25 pm

Go May

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:26 pm

May is just class ain't he.

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Post by Heaf on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:26 pm

From what I could see the French 8 did something to an England player on the ground ...

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Post by Duty281 on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:26 pm

First time May gets a bit of space, he does that.

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Post by RDW on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:26 pm

I know France have a long history of self destructions but this would surely rank as the worst if they somehow lost this.

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Post by formerly known as Sam on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:26 pm

No 7&1/2 wrote:Ah well game over. Youngs again being terrible.

Some people will blame him irrelevant of what her actually does.

He's played pretty well and is no where close to the worst performer for England. Farrell has looked like a Championship player so will be ready for next season. Joseph impotent. Furbank out of his depth and that's just the backs.

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Post by Dirtydave on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:27 pm

What a try from May...

A piece of magic amongst a dross performance, similar to some Shane Williams moments!

Is that the catalyst? Or is it too little too late? 3 score game

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:27 pm

But seriously youngs has been terrible.

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Post by miltonkeynesengland on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:28 pm

How is Youngs still on the park?? And more importantly..why??

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Post by Heaf on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:28 pm

At least not nilled ...

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:28 pm

Bar the slight snipe to pass to may.

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Post by formerly known as Sam on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:28 pm

No 7&1/2 wrote:But seriously youngs has been terrible.

I know disgraceful that he picks and draws three defenders on the blindside leaving May one on one for the chip, chase and score. Absolutely terrible.

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Post by quinsforever on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:28 pm

formerly known as Sam wrote:
No 7&1/2 wrote:Ah well game over. Youngs again being terrible.

Some people will blame him irrelevant of what her actually does.

He's played pretty well and is no where close to the worst performer for England. Farrell has looked like a Championship player so will be ready for next season. Joseph impotent. Furbank out of his depth and that's just the backs.
unfortunately, everything starts with the slow and erratic distribution from youngs.

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Post by Dirtydave on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:29 pm

How anyone can defend Youngs is beyond me!!

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:29 pm

Sam hes been really bad. I assume you're a tigers fan?

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Post by miltonkeynesengland on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:30 pm

To be fair it was a good snipe...but it does not make up for the previous minutes

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:30 pm

Scrum looks great. Youngs bringing back his crisp world cup passing straight to the ball boy.

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Post by TightHEAD on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:31 pm

Netball pass into touch from Young's. Wtf?
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Post by Gooseberry on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:31 pm

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Post by majesticimperialman on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:31 pm

Ben Young as to go, he is well past his sell by date.

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Post by formerly known as Sam on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:31 pm

quinsforever wrote:
formerly known as Sam wrote:
No 7&1/2 wrote:Ah well game over. Youngs again being terrible.

Some people will blame him irrelevant of what her actually does.

He's played pretty well and is no where close to the worst performer for England. Farrell has looked like a Championship player so will be ready for next season. Joseph impotent. Furbank out of his depth and that's just the backs.
unfortunately, everything starts with the slow and erratic distribution from youngs.

Hard to play quick when your forwards go backwards and knock the ball on when you go forwards. Of the starting pack none have played well enough to be guaranteed a start next weekend. After Sinckler's performance I wonder if we'll see Cole back.

That pass to touch was poor but probably a sign of frustration. Options haven't been there.

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Post by Duty281 on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:32 pm

Does Youngs want to be a basketball player now?

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Post by Gooseberry on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:32 pm

Dirtydave wrote:How anyone can defend Youngs is beyond me!!

France seem to be doing a pretty good job of defending him

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Post by Dirtydave on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:32 pm

How bad are the England 9 options to maintain a poor form 9...

There are very few 6N 9's I would replace with Youngs, including backups, and I have been a defender of his previously

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Post by tigertattie on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:32 pm

TightHEAD wrote:Netball pass into touch from Young's. Wtf?

Was quite special.

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Post by quinsforever on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:32 pm

formerly known as Sam wrote:
quinsforever wrote:
formerly known as Sam wrote:
No 7&1/2 wrote:Ah well game over. Youngs again being terrible.

Some people will blame him irrelevant of what her actually does.

He's played pretty well and is no where close to the worst performer for England. Farrell has looked like a Championship player so will be ready for next season. Joseph impotent. Furbank out of his depth and that's just the backs.
unfortunately, everything starts with the slow and erratic distribution from youngs.

Hard to play quick when your forwards go backwards and knock the ball on when you go forwards. Of the starting pack none have played well enough to be guaranteed a start next weekend. After Sinckler's performance I wonder if we'll see Cole back.

That pass to touch was poor but probably a sign of frustration. Options haven't been there.
are you related to ben youngs?

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Post by blindsided on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:33 pm

France have been very good.
England have been very bad.
Paul O'Connell has been bloody excellent. He is by far the best pundit and brilliant to listen to!

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Post by Guest on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:33 pm

Dirtydave wrote:How anyone can defend Youngs is beyond me!!

It's very hard to play well behind a beaten pack, which England are in the loose. He's not playing badly but he seems to be a scapeboat for many.

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Post by tigertattie on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:33 pm

The question is:

Is this poor England performance and good France performance a result of Brexit?
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Post by RDW on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:34 pm

I think this game has reinforced what literally everyone has been saying - Curry is not an international 8.

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Post by miltonkeynesengland on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:34 pm

Fckk me May

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Post by tigertattie on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:34 pm

Johnny May though
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Post by No 7&1/2 on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:35 pm

Get in line MK.

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Post by Dirtydave on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:35 pm

Someone just mentioned Paul O Connell...

And I have to agree 100%! Very refreshing, very insightful!!!

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Post by Duty281 on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:35 pm

Amazing try.

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Post by lostinwales on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:35 pm

That is what a 'world class' wing looks like

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Post by lostinwales on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:37 pm

tigertattie wrote:The question is:

Is this poor England performance and good France performance a result of Brexit?

No. Brexit may be a massive clusterfeck but not everything that goes wrong is due to it

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:38 pm

Ludlam has made a big impact from the bench.

Are we allowed to call Dombrandt up if he wasnt initially included?

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Post by Dirtydave on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:38 pm

England just upping the tempo...

Can they possibly do it?!?!

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Post by formerly known as Sam on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:38 pm

quinsforever wrote:
formerly known as Sam wrote:
quinsforever wrote:
formerly known as Sam wrote:
No 7&1/2 wrote:Ah well game over. Youngs again being terrible.

Some people will blame him irrelevant of what her actually does.

He's played pretty well and is no where close to the worst performer for England. Farrell has looked like a Championship player so will be ready for next season. Joseph impotent. Furbank out of his depth and that's just the backs.
unfortunately, everything starts with the slow and erratic distribution from youngs.

Hard to play quick when your forwards go backwards and knock the ball on when you go forwards. Of the starting pack none have played well enough to be guaranteed a start next weekend. After Sinckler's performance I wonder if we'll see Cole back.

That pass to touch was poor but probably a sign of frustration. Options haven't been there.
are you related to ben youngs?

No I'm a Tigers fan who's used to watching him actually play badly. If you think he's slow today you could measure the timing of his pass by the change of ice age at Welford Road.

The only difference we've seen today is the changes to the pack. Putting on an actual backrow and reverting to the Saracens second row has been massive. A bit of Gengey aggression always helps too.

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Post by lostinwales on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:38 pm

Is a very good French performance vs what seems a very lethargic England. We really miss the 'go to' grunt provided by Billy. Losing Tuilagi so early did not help at all.

And some days the bounce of the ball is against you

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Post by Heaf on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:43 pm

The 7 points from the suspect try hasn't helped either ...

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:43 pm

Both teams look knackered.

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Post by formerly known as Sam on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:43 pm

Heinz slower service than Youngs (considerably so). Waiting for the disparaging remarks...

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Post by Gooseberry on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:45 pm

Just wait till May gets his nose broken then you can all leave off Youngs and blame him for everything instead

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Post by Gooseberry on Sun 02 Feb 2020, 4:45 pm

No 7&1/2 wrote:Ludlam has made a big impact from the bench.

Are we allowed to call Dombrandt up if he wasnt initially included?

During the game? No.
During the tournament...yes

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