New Zealand: 9th September - 23rd October
Same France team.
Yachvili to be splatted.
Well, at least they've all played together once before!
I'm surprised ML isn't starting some of his bigger players, Palisson looks tiny compared to some of the Welsh players.
So are all you Irish, English and Scottish fans backing Wales now? Can I tempt any of you to support France?
I would guess that any otherwise non-partisan Irish and Scottish fans would either be supporting Wales or simply hoping for a great match, and then supporting whoever gets to the final.
The English haven't realised the competition is still on for another week and a half.
I''d like to see a northern hemisphere team win, be it Wales or Fr. Up to now Wales have played better rugby than France so they look a better bet than France.
An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walked into a bar. The Welshman was still in NZ
I'll be supporting Wales
An Irishman and a Scotsman walked into a bar. The Englishman was already there, having commenced the imbibing of intoxicating beverages the previous night.
I reckon most English will be supporting the Welsh
still reckon the Kiwi's will win it
good effort on your predictions buddha - Pocock's a beast - if Zimbabwe could keep hold of their players we would have a semi decent team by now
News on Priestland isn't good, but at least it gives Gatland an opportunity to put Hooky in at 10 without ruffling any feathers. I'm sure Rhys will be fine for the Final.
AB's will miss McCaw and give Aus a superb opportunity. Hmm, wind-up?
I am so looking forward to Saturday!
An Irishman and a Scotsman walked into a bar to find the Englishman already in the drink.
An Irishman and a Scotsman walked into a bar, having left the Englishman in his room harassing the staff.
An Irishman and a Scotsman walked into a bar to tell the Englishman his chariot had come to carry him home...
Same XV except Hook in at 10. It's not the most pleasant way to happen for Priestland, but I stand by my comments that Hook should be in there against France. He is far more worrying when running at you. Can he release the guys outside him as well as Rhys? I'm sure Warren's had him practising moves with Jamie Roberts all week (except Tuesday). I hope that those guys who are going into the game carrying little niggles are properly fit. We have second row, back row and centre cover, but three wings and the utility full back are all on the pitch. It'll be interesting if George North pulls up for any reason.
France's weakness remains that 9-10 combo, and Yachvili is carrying a niggle too. The nature of his knock does mean he probably won't be quite as quick on his feet as he was previously. Certainly if he hands kicking duties to Parra then he doesn't trust his own leg. That could be interesting.
Now I just have to figure out how I'm getting to the stadium. Bad enough I've got to be in town on Sunday morning too!
2 days to go!
Looks like I'll be the only one supporting the French
fat buddha wrote (see)
for distraught English rugby fans - the RFU has set up a helpline. call 0845 101010 - that's 0845 won nothing won nothing won nothing. shame about Priestland but Hook will do a good job
I'm all for a good mocking! especially the English! however, they have actually won the world cup............ and as of yet the welsh haven't ....
So where is everyone watching this tomorrow? Pub, home, Millennium Stadium?
I'll be at home with coffee and toast. I'll have scared the cat off my lap by about 5 mins. in by shouting at the TV
Good luck to all 4 teams and ALLEZ LES BLEUS!!!
Apparently there will be more people watching it in the Millennium than in Eden Park!
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