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ITALY v FRANCE Six Nations. Feb 6, 2021

  • 06-02-2021 1:30pm
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    Subscribers Posts: 36,269 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Teams

    Italy: Jacopo Trulla, Luca Sperandio, Marco Zanon, Juan Ignacio Brex, Montanna Ioane, Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney, Cherif Traorè, Luca Bigi (c), Marco Riccioni, Marco Lazzaroni, David Sisi, Sebastian Negri, Johan Meyer, Michele Lamaro

    Replacements: Gianmarco Lucchesi, Danilo Fischetti, Giosué Zilocchi, Niccolò Cannone, Federico Ruzza, Maxime Mbandà, Guglielmo Palazzani, Carlo Canna

    France
    : Brice Dulin, Teddy Thomas, Arthur Vincent, Gaël Fickou, Gabin Villière, Matthieu Jalibert, Antoine Dupont, Cyril Baille, Julien Marchand, Mohamed Haouas, Bernard Le Roux, Paul Willemse, Dylan Cretin, Charles Ollivon (c), Grégory Alldritt

    Replacements: Pierre Bourgarit, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Dorian Aldegheri, Romain Taofifenua, Anthony Jelonch, Baptiste Serin, Louis Carbonel, Damian Penaud

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    2021Six Nations Opener

    Italy taking the french route and going hard for youth in this years competition, with the youngest average squad.

    With a most probably 0 from 5 incoming for italy.. what are their goals?
    To simply develop youth is top, but if they ship record scores again they the cries for their removal from the competition will sound out louder.
    Minozzi is a big miss

    France, well, we always knew that if they sorted their defence and "unfrenched" their attitude they would be a serious team... and they have show that in the last 18 months. Fantastic young talent in the squad, and more importantly, fantastic depth of talent too.

    will france give us their usual slow start to the competiton or will they come out all guns blazing.

    Bookies have this at -24 .... something tells me the italians might just sneak a few scores which might make that spread a little optimistic.

    Im saying a routine enough 5 pointer for france to win 15 - 38


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,683 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Looking forward to seeing a bit more of Garbisi and Jalibert.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,475 ✭✭✭ Jump_In_Jack


    Build-up just starting now on TV3 / Virgin Media One


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭ UAEguy2020


    Really excited about the Italy side and think they do pose a big threat going forward, I still think France will have too much class and will win by 20 points.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    This is worth watching just because of Dupont and Jailibert and Garbisi as well actually.

    Plus it's the start of Sixmas! Bring it on


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 294 ✭✭ Scratchly


    Nice break by Italy but there was a bit of a Jersey tug in there.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 294 ✭✭ Scratchly


    Then Italy immediately forget how to tackle and turn to ****.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    That looked very very easy


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Nice rugby from France


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,605 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990


    This will be an interesting opener for this year's tournament. If Italy win against France with a squad contained with very little experience. It will be a mind blowing moment to the beginning of this championship. I would say Italy will have something in them to go up against the French in this match. It's has a big potential to begin their campaign with a win. But France have tons of experience in them to win big against the other teams when they induce their own flair from inside them. And France have given first blood under the posts with a try in under 7 minutes. If they continue to score like that in this match; it could be quite a long period for Italy to recover their chances to win this match on home soil. I would say France will win it by 20.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,191 ✭✭✭ swiwi_


    Nice opening try from Cretin. Not a stupid selection after all.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,793 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    Really good clear, vocal reffing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    This is great to watch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Good stuff from Italy there.

    Garbisi is a lovely player.


  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ TomsOnTheRoof


    Really good clear, vocal reffing.

    Carley is excellent to be fair. The penalty he gave against Italy might have been a bit harsh but he's been really good so far.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 618 ✭✭✭ Arduach


    The accent on this commentator always does my head in.

    post=pooust

    Italy don't deserve to be 7 down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ TomsOnTheRoof


    Garbisi's passing and decision making letting him down at times. Great prospect though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,375 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Arduach wrote: »
    The accent on this commentator always does my head in.

    post=pooust

    Italy don't deserve to be 7 down.

    Their defence for the France try was poor and the loss of possession in the French 22 was through their own errors. The score is probably reflective of the game. But Italy aren't far off making this a game. For now.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Pity Italy are missing Polledri and Minozzi...arguably their two best players.

    They'll probably still lose this by 20 points, but based on the first 25 minutes they've definitely developed the attacking game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 515 ✭✭✭ mogwai81


    Arduach wrote: »
    The accent on this commentator always does my head in.

    post=pooust

    Italy don't deserve to be 7 down.

    I think he’s the commentator for the schools rugby too! Very hard to listen to! Great match though!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,793 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    Ouch.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭ UAEguy2020


    This is going how I taught it would, generally speaking France wouldn’t be exceptional but when it came to key moments France would be able to score tries an Italy wouldn’t.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Delightful from Dupont...although where was the Italian cover?

    Still quality execution from Dupont.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 618 ✭✭✭ Arduach


    That's the difference there. Two attacks in the 22 and 2 tries France.

    2 similar positions and nothing for Italy. Coughing up easily penalties too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,605 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990


    France are just powering ahead with 2 tries & 2 conversions within a few minutes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Ha ha unbelievable. Two assists from Dupont in a row.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 618 ✭✭✭ Arduach


    The old points difference... going to be difficult for us to win the 6N if both ourselves and France are level on 4 wins ;):D


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    I could watch that pop from Dupont all day long


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    It's great watching two teams attacking like this but France are just much better at it.

    Could get very ugly now.


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


    Italy taking 3 points earlier felt like the white flag being waved. Penalties are worthless against this French team.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,865 ✭✭✭ clsmooth


    Venjur wrote: »
    Ha ha unbelievable. Two assists from Dupont in a row.

    He drove back one of the Italians 10m a few phases before the turnover that lead to the try. Unbelievable


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