Barring a calamity this France v Argentina game highlights perfectly why we (England) will beat them both.
France, although extremely dangerous lack the intensity to last 60 minutes let alone 80 and that's not good enough against the better sides.
Argentina imo are the poorer of the two teams even if they do end up coming back to beat France but have disciplinary issues and lack a cutting edge in attack against a fit and well drilled defence. They're only getting through now because France are falling apart.
Post by DeesideStokie on Sept 21, 2019 13:12:06 GMT
I'm away on my hols till Wednesday so haven't seen any of the games but it sounds like some good games today. Aussies win as expected, France scrape through, and Kiwis make a statement to the rest of the teams.
Tomorrow's games, should be straightforward wins for Italy to beat Namibia, Ireland to beat Scotland, and of course England to comfortably beat Tonga - Tonga lost 92-7 v NZ in their final warm up game !
Mate of mines out their. Weird, you can drink on the streets, but not smoke. They have strange little enclosures that you have to smoke in. If they think that drinking is less antisocial than smoking, they have never seen a Brit after a gallon.
Stand outs for me were Kruis and Joseph and then Genge and Sinkler from the bench. Can't say anyone else impressed me enough to force their way into the team for Argentina. Ford was great but started against Tonga so didn't include him.
Thought Cokanisinga and the other winger were quiet considering they scored 3 tries between them.
Get Mako Vunipola and Nowell back in contention then we won't be far off.
M. Vunipola George Sinkler Kruis Itoje Underhill Curry B. Vunipola Youngs Ford May Farrell Tuilagi Nowell Daly