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View Poll Results: Who will win?
Ireland 17 50.00%
England 11 32.35%
Scotland 2 5.88%
Wales 0 0%
France 2 5.88%
Italy 2 5.88%
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Old 31-01-2018, 03:37 PM
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Joe Schmidt needs to make sure the fucking bus gets there on time and doesn't get lost on the way to the stadium again!
Best joexcuse eva
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Old 31-01-2018, 03:56 PM
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He still owes me an apology, I had to go into work on Monday and listen to all the Scots on their high horse.
Fuckers were almost caught too even though they were given a 27 point head start.
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Old 31-01-2018, 03:56 PM
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At least in Paris the Eiffel Tower aids navigation.
In light of the Ulster player shenanigans, no further references to Eiffel Tower are allowed until the case is over.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:29 AM
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French Team announced.
Rookie out half.

Big call.

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France (v Ireland): 15 Geoffrey Palis, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Remi Lamerat, 12 Henry Chavancy, 11 Virimi Vakatawa, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Maxime Machenaud; 8 Kevin Gourdon, 7 Yacouba Camara, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 4 Arthur Iturria, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado (cap), 1 Jefferson Poirot

Replacements: 16 Adrien Pelissie, 17 Dany Priso, 18 Cedate Gomes Sa, 19 Paul Gabrillagues, 20 Marco Tauleigne, 21 Antoine Dupont, 22 Anthony Belleau, 23 Benjamin Fall
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:39 AM
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2018 version is out:

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Old 01-02-2018, 10:48 AM
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I would never consider myself an expert in Rugby or anywhere near it but it never ceases to amaze me how a different France team seems to turn up every year. That team to me is unrecognisable from last couple of years. It's always chopping and changing.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:55 AM
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Yep, while in itself its very much a Brunel team, big pack, solid centers it's always a conveyor belt of new faces. I think that backrow is slightly unbalanced, Gourdon at 8 isn't that unusual but I think he plays much better at flanker. Seriously underrated as a player though.


Thornley has given his potential lineup:

R Kearney; K Earls, R Henshaw, B Aki, J Stockdale; J Sexton, C Murray; C Healy, R Best (capt), T Furlong; James Ryan, I Henderson; P O’Mahony, J van der Flier, CJ Stander.

Replacements: S Cronin, J McGrath, John Ryan, D Toner, D Leavy, K Marmion, J Carbery, F McFadden.

Toner either starts or is dropped, he's not a bench option. Carberry straight back in, McFadded there again. I despair. I think he'll start Toner, given Vahaamahina starts for France.
I'm still struggling to see what justifies the furore over Ryan in the second row.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:56 AM
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Surely rory best would be better off saving his energy and focusing on the game rather than attending a court case supporting rape suspects?
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:25 AM
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Surely rory best would be better off saving his energy and focusing on the game rather than attending a court case supporting rape suspects?
Maybe someone told him to stop and not attend, but he found it hard to say no.
Sure you'd sympathise with that right?
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:33 AM
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Maybe someone told him to stop and not attend, but he found it hard to say no.
Sure you'd sympathise with that right?
ha ha
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