Yes, I was watching this game, although switching back and forth between Ospreys V Leinster, so I missed a couple of scores. I should have stuck with the U20s game as the skill level was much higher, OK there was a storm blowing in The Knoll, and for a long time I thought Leinster were going to lose their first game of the season. I should have recorded it instead.Anybody get to watch England/Ireland Under 20's? Wonderful game won by a brilliant side that will win the Grand Slam I'm sure and be a force in the Under 20 World Cup this year. The losing side made something like 220 tackles; it was brutal but extremely skilful too. Well worth a watch if you can find it.
Indeed. Hopefully we can get out of Twickenham without any serious casualties. I won't hold my breathThis is the best French team in a decade, they've finally got their stuff together, Galthie and Shaun Edwards have made a massive difference in their approach and defence. France are favourites for the Grand Slam, I'm not looking forward to Ireland's visit to Paris next month. Paris in the spring time, hopefully not like the 80s or 90s watching from behind the sofa
I generally agree with you re Wales. There's a clear change in styles with Pivac in charge. Wales are playing a more expansive game now, we all love to win and Gatland made Wales a winning team exceeding the sum of its parts and must be respected for that but in many cases it was about defence at the expense of attack. Clearly defence has weakened a bit but we are attacking more. If I had paid £50 to watch yesterday I have felt that I got pretty good value in terms of entertainment in a game that Wales could easily have won and that wasn't always the case watching Gatland's Wales.I was surprised how passive Wales were in the 1st half... seemed to have lost the bite that an Edwards defence gave them and still haven’t clicked into the new coaching teams supposed more attacking aims... it’s early days though to assess a change in playing style.
shame the weather is going to be poor again today... and still can’t understand where Jones is heading with current selections... we’ve got plenty of No. 8’s and wingers to choose from without playing people out of position...
... and I agree with Del.... gawd help us with Daly once the Irish started peppering him with high balls, perhaps they’ll let him use a basket to catch the ball with