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Monthly Archives: October 2011

New Zealand can handle pressure this time around

Tweet IF SOMEONE had told me a few weeks ago that France would be in the World Cup final I would have said: ‘No chance’. They lost to Tonga in the pool stage and they probably should have gone out, … Continue reading

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So France face the All Blacks…

Tweet So France face the All Blacks in the final of the 2011 RWC having been mauled by them weeks earlier. A team with a coach set to tear them apart in the press has mirrored the unfancied England in … Continue reading

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France Reunited

Tweet It seemed to me that England were over-confident from the start on Saturday. They seemed to think they were already in the semi-final. They felt there big challenge was to come. They were not ready for the game that … Continue reading

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England v France QF too close to call

Tweet With England and France locking horns in Auckland this Saturday, Metro asked Kyran Bracken, part of the World Cup-winning squad of 2003, and former French captain Serge Betsen where the quarter-final will decided. Serge Betsen: England have been our … Continue reading

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Battle of the Breakdown

Tweet The last games of the group stages have shown us aspects of back row play that could be crucial in winning the tournament. Ireland and Wales now look as much the form teams now as anyone and their back … Continue reading

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9 is a Magic Number

Tweet There is no doubt the role of the number 9 has changed over the years. No longer are they expected to be pass masters but now need to be fast and agile with speed of thought. So who is … Continue reading

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