The wonder of rugby ;-)
Really enjoyable game - loads of running and tries. Good performance by both sides but France just edged it.
Well, it's not going to be a boring tournament then. It will be interesting to see if things settle down a bit next week- if the French can get their defence working they'll be a hard act to beat.
Great opening weekend and good to see England kick off with a win. They need to play a lot better though to win their next 3 games and get that 2nd place. France looked fantastic and Scotland were great too. Both are going to be tough to play.
I was disappointed for Italy, they would have deserved their win against Ireland, but experience under pressure paid off for Ireland. I don't think Ireland are going to be threatening anyone in the tournament though.
Bring on next weekend
I agree with you about Italy, think they panicked a bit at the end. It would have been such a great result for them but I'm sure it won't be long before they claim a scalp against one of the big three. Hope it's not against France this year though
With more composure, Italy could've landed a last-play drop goal to win; they went too early from too deep...
Noone looked desperately convincing, except France who always have one appalling game per tournament; this could be very interesting...
On Saturday we have:
England v. ItalyScotland v. Wales
and then on Sunday:
Ireland v. France
I'm predicting wins for England and Scotland. Head says Ireland, heart says France.
What do the rest of you think?
Draw between Scotland/Wales
Probably what FB said.
It will be interesting to see if the French enjoy as much of an advantage in the scrum as last week.
Oh poor old Scotland Even I could have scored against 13 Welsh players*
How did France win that?
Expect they will be steamrollered by England in 2 weeks time
It was against the run of play generally, but Ireland gave away too many penalties. I take back what I said about Ireland not troubling anyone though - they looked good today, except for the penalties of course. Tournament is wide open.
Sorry, Lirish Suspect your match against England could still decide the Championship at the end though
So almost all teams played differently from how they played last week. Scotland, Italy and France were worse, Ireland and Wales were better. England were consistent and look ominous.
Supporting France is never straightforward...
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