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France vs Ireland Buildup Thread [MOD WARNING IN OP]

  • 29-01-2018 4:26pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


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    MOD WARNING: No discussion of the Paddy Jackson/Stuart Olding case in this thread, even if only somewhat related.

    This thread is for discussion of the match/build up to the match only.

    Who will win? 91 votes

    Máire Treasa
    0%
    Isabelle Ithurburu
    47%
    dreginionapaulCrowdedHouseVenjurSpudmonkeyfguinanFreudianSlippersZzippypudzey101funnynameTimothy BryceScrubsfanChrisSanjuronot yetwillitDGRulzDoeshedareJoe ExoticclintondalyC0N0R 43 votes
    Paul K*mmage
    52%
    dubaljoseywhalesTeferi2smiggyirishbucsfansydthebeatCIARAN_BOYLEscott1974irishgroverno.8thomond2006pipelasergreendomerrlloydSubpopulusjack01986Squidgy BlackmmouseDoylershow.gareth 48 votes


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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Paul K*mmage
    News from the French camp today is Guirado and Poirot aren't training due to gastroenteritis. No known camp casualties for Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,781 ✭✭✭ heebusjeebus


    The same fixture 2 years ago:



    We definitely have a better team this year and had some terrible luck with injuries and head on head knocks in 2016.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,046 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    Isabelle Ithurburu
    News from the French camp today is Guirado and Poirot aren't training due to gastroenteritis. No known camp casualties for Ireland.

    RWC '95 repeat?

    Would Ireland stoop as low as food poisoning?

    Would James Lowe being on the catering staff count as food poisoning?


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Paul K*mmage
    Disclaimer: I think Ireland will win but I am obliged to vote Isabelle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,229 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    If recent form is any indicator this should be a comfortable win for Ireland. France are are stuck in a rut and losing to teams we beat with relative ease. Although that was a few months ago when they had a different head coach and a different squad of players. There's an element of the unknown about them this time around that makes them harder to analyse, but I'd still say Ireland to win by 7 at least. We've a strong squad that knows the game plan inside out. Lots of young players there but they've been integrated successfully. Just compare that to France with their new head coach and half a squad of new or relatively inexperienced players to the test side.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,587 ✭✭✭✭ stephen_n


    I think we will win, not sure at what point it becomes comfortable though. I reckon a 7-10 point margin, a fired up performance from France, but too much control from us. I can’t see us losing the game but I don’t see us scoring a lot either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,968 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Hoping for an irish win but Reckon the french will come out flying and Paris is a hard place to win

    We need to keep our heads, last year we went over to Scotland and we though all we had to do was turn up but we left with our tails between our legs


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,343 ✭✭✭✭ mfceiling


    Best opening post ever.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,229 ✭✭✭✭ Clegg


    A few French players have suffered a bout of gastroenteritis in training camp.Their captain Guilhelm Guirado and loosehead Jefferson Poirot (he'll get to the bottom of the outbreak) haven't trained due illness. Doumayrou didn't train due to a thigh problem.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    Paul K*mmage
    I forgot about Isabelle. France could win this.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Paul K*mmage


    When Isabelle is on the sideline, look what happens.

    Thankfully she doesn't work for France Télevisions. The Irish team could never survive in that atmosphere!


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Paul K*mmage
    I'm NOT obsessed.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,360 NollagShona


    Isabelle Ithurburu
    Off to Paris Wednesday!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Paul K*mmage
    I'm NOT obsessed.
    Never occurred to me that you were. Until this post of course. :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Paul K*mmage
    Off to Paris Wednesday!!
    Thursday morning for me. Back Monday night :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭ CJay1


    Eh...is this not just totally sexist?? Or am I missing something? Don't consider myself to be too PC either..


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,241 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Paul K*mmage
    CJay1 wrote: »
    Eh...is this not just totally sexist?? Or am I missing something? Don't consider myself to be too PC either..

    What are you talking about?
    Paul Kimmage is a good looking bloke...


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,226 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Isabelle Ithurburu
    CJay1 wrote: »
    Eh...is this not just totally sexist?? Or am I missing something? Don't consider myself to be too PC either..

    Excuse me, do you mind not interrupting our 'people holding inanimate object' picture competition.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,082 ✭✭✭ ionadnapokot


    Just watching last years game 25 mins in
    France completely dominated Ireland
    Scrum
    Line-out
    Tackle

    Lamerat in beast mode. He had a try disallowed on 17min. Surprise surprise Ireland were exposed out wide from a cross field kick. Kearney swept across and completely missed Huget. Fickou then knocked on.

    27 min Irish line-out maul.Sexton loop (David Knox tm). 5yrd scrum x2. Henshaw crash ball. Murray try.

    Ireland then pummel France for the rest of the half.

    Halftime: 7-6

    I can see the 1st half on Saturday going something like the above. I hope!


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Paul K*mmage
    CJay1 wrote: »
    Eh...is this not just totally sexist?? Or am I missing something? Don't consider myself to be too PC either..

    Quite the opposite in fact. I was growing tired of all the buildup posts containing pictures of men so....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,578 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    Paul K*mmage
    Been following these lads for a while. This preview is particularly good. Ireland are most likely than any other team to score from a turnover.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Paul K*mmage
    I do like this bit in the Indo's report on French injuries/illnesses:

    "Out-half Matthieu Jalibert had a scare after colliding with Virimi Vakatawa."

    :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Paul K*mmage
    Midi Olymique's probable XV:

    Poirot, Guirado, Slimani, Iturria, Vahaamahina, Camara, Macalou, Gourdon;
    Machenaud, Jalibert, Vakawata, Lamerat, Doumayrou, Thomas, Palis

    I've never seen Jalibert play but this is quite the debut if true. He only turned 19 in November.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,711 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    Midi Olymique's probable XV:

    Poirot, Guirado, Slimani, Iturria, Vahaamahina, Camara, Macalou, Gourdon;
    Machenaud, Jalibert, Vakawata, Lamerat, Doumayrou, Thomas, Palis

    Pretty decent side.

    Sorry wait am I allowed say that or am I going to be shouted down by a wall of bluster now?

    I've never seen Jalibert play but this is quite the debut if true. He only turned 19 in November.

    He has to be a target for our backrow and centres if he plays.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,587 ✭✭✭✭ stephen_n


    Been following these lads for a while. This preview is particularly good. Ireland are most likely than any other team to score from a turnover.


    Some interesting stuff in that alright. Never would have thought of us as a counter attacking team. It’s interesting to see how little Sexton kicks too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,511 ✭✭✭✭ FreudianSlippers


    Isabelle Ithurburu
    Disclaimer: I think Ireland will win but I am obliged to vote Isabelle.
    I know... I was so torn!


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Paul K*mmage
    Mods, please ban:

    Hippo, maddness, stephen_n, Trojan, zambrotta11


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Paul K*mmage
    Mods, please ban:

    Hippo, maddness, stephen_n, Trojan, zambrotta11
    At least they voted. It looks like IBF has abstained which is a much more insidious revolt. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,587 ✭✭✭✭ stephen_n


    Mods, please ban:

    Hippo, maddness, stephen_n, Trojan, zambrotta11

    Had to save you from claims of sexism ;) where’s your national pride, vote Irish :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,711 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    That video above is very interesting, will keep an eye on their stuff. One thing that really stood out to me is how much longer it takes Ireland when in possession to score than England or Wales. Ties in fairly well with the way we tend to play in the 6N which is basically try to run over the other team, e.g. when you look at how much possession we had against the likes of Wales last season with no tries scored.

    Another interesting point is that everything about Italy's lineout (winning their own ball, attacking off their own ball, defending the other team's ball) is absolutely awful and it's hugely costly for them. Wonder if that's a coaching issue or what.


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