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Ah come on Frank, so the French are dirty cheaters, boo hoo :). But if we're obliged to fall back on national stereotypes, that last-minute drop goal was... the luck of the Irish. Wonderful, but entirely undeserved. It was always clear to me that the first team to score a try would win the match... Spectacular defense by both teams, who will be very hard to beat in the remaining games.

I'm overjoyed to have a competitive French team, it's been a while! Yeah the 19 year old was too green... other than that, great selection. I'm not going to complain about them giving away too many penalties, because, you know... they're French.

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by eurogreen on Thu Feb 8th, 2018 at 09:35:31 AM EST
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B/S! Ireland had 70% of possession and territory and it was only because the ref didn't penalise France for slowing down their ruck ball illegally that they didn't score tries. Fair dues to France for scoring a very good try against the run of play when Ireland got nervous towards the end, but there are very few teams that could keep possession for 42 phases and then score a 45 Metre drop goal at the end. No luck involved. Just a lot of hard work and sheer class!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Feb 8th, 2018 at 01:30:24 PM EST
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