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Subject: Will British retain their title?
french stratege    10/13/2007 1:21:53 PM
Answer in 3 hours. I bet on the French "On the whole, it is going to be a trench war, that is absolutely certain," said France lock Jérôme Thion. h*tp://,21043,13175_2796725,00.html I can not agree more. Say your bet!
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french stratege       10/13/2007 1:22:37 PM
Hup Sorry...
It is English (sorry for Scotts, Irish and Welsh).
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Donkey       10/13/2007 2:54:24 PM
Will ENGLAND retain their title?  Would like to think so, but think that France will win by 11 points.
In the spirit of entente cordiale, may the winner of this game be crowned world champions, more important that the NH wins, even if it is the French!
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Council34c       10/13/2007 5:12:11 PM
Wilko 14, France 9
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french stratege       10/13/2007 7:17:41 PM
Congrats Englands (BTW I'm gutted).
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gf0012-aust       10/13/2007 7:59:55 PM
good game fellas.
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Lynstyne       10/14/2007 5:16:54 AM
good hard game well fought by both teams.
did not celebrate to long or loud as of around 150 people in the bar i think only about 6 were english every one else was french.
its gotta be south africa in the final, after all they gave us a proper drubing so the chance to even the score would be great
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french stratege       10/14/2007 11:42:43 AM
Awfull.We dd not play with enough strengh.Our forwards were not enough powerfull and we have done a bad game on line out, rucks and pass.Obvioulsy too exhausted still by last week match with All Blacks where our team did almost 200 tackles and twice of a normal match.
Bad luck at the beginning also with english try in the first 2 minutes.
The coach is responsible to have kept the same team while we had so much good players on the bench who were fresh and willling to do (Nallet, Bruno, Rougerie and so on...)
We lost for the same reason than All Blacks.Unable to broke english commited and very good defense and to make the break.Chabal fell 2 feets away from Brtidsh line to score a try.Missed energy to do the last feet.Then a droap and a penalty decided for the game.
We had a golden opportunity to win the cup after All Black game and we lost it.
Laporte failed and he has no excuse.
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Lynstyne       10/14/2007 3:16:38 PM
personally i reckon france had the edge in the line out. certainly at half time it looked like a french win was in the air.
i felt the french played well, its looking like just maybe england has found form just at the right time.
again sorry about the lack of capitals im still writing with one finger
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paul1970       10/16/2007 4:27:05 AM
it has all been defense.....
they have been great in last 2 games but they don't have much of an offensive flair threat and rely on their pack overpowering the opposition...
Wilkinson did not play that well at the weekend. he missed kicks that you count on him to get.
they are going to find it very hard to overpower SA and it could come down to the kicking game and SA's kicker is on form and that only if the defense still playing out of its skin.. Wilkinson needs to step back up to his peak if we are to be in with a chance.
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perfectgeneral    Close, but no cigar   10/20/2007 6:55:57 PM
England lose a low scoring final to South Africa.
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