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Vincent the Star of the Night


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news on 10 Feb 2008 at 10:28
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France wing Vincent Clerc scored three first-half tries to help the holders to a 26-21 win over a resilient Ireland in their Six Nations match at the Stade de France on Saturday.Clerc, left out of the original starting lineup after scoring twice against Scotland last weekend, went over in the 14th and 18th minutes, with Ronan O’Gara opening Ireland’s account with a penalty in between.

This report courtesy of News24

Clerc completed his hat-trick shortly before halftime after a brisk move by Cedric Heymans put him through. Fullback Heymans burst through for one of his own in the 49th, before a spell of Irish pressure paid off with a penalty try nine minutes later.

Ireland, who trailed 19-6 at halftime, gained further ground through a David Wallace try but O’Gara missed the conversion. He made no mistake with a penalty that brought them to within five points of the hosts with five minutes to go but France held on for the win.



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  • Allez les Blue!

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.02.08 12:23:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • So that’s 5 tries in the first 2 games of the 6 Nations for Clerc…. & to think that Marc Lievremont originally planned to omit him from their opening game line-up!

    Clerc & Rougerie are class…loved the latter’s 50m run from his own 22, giving the Limeys a masterclass in sidestepping!

    Now can their neighbours give the Pommie bastards a tough time?

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.02.08 14:19:21 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Anyone spot the lovely reference in the title?

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.02.08 15:55:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • You nerd. Spot of american pie?

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.02.08 00:18:04 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • This world was never meant for one as witty as me

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.02.08 00:50:03 by robdylan Reply
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