Richard Ferguson

EOYT: France v Australia


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :In the news, Wallabies on 27 Nov 2010 at 19:00
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Both sides are coming off unconvincing wins last week, with France failing to score a try against Argentina, but they’ll be happy they’ve broken their duck against the Pumas. Although Australia beat Italy 32-14, there were enough recurring concerns for them to again be worried heading into this fixture.

The main talking point among the French changes has been the inclusion of flank Fulgence Ouedraogo. Ouedraogo is in a similar mould to captain Thierry Dusautoir as a scavenging flank, but a major part of their role of ‘hunting’ Quade Cooper will be running down his channel along with the third member of the loose forward triumvirate, Sebastien Chabal.

Cooper said he was happy with his defence versus Italy, but they’re one of the most uncreative teams in world rugby (that includes the Springboks), and his technique will again be scrutinised this week. Les Bleus have some dangerous running midfielders in Yannick Jauzion and Aurelien Rougerie, while Damien Traille also doesn’t mind taking the ball on the advantage line. Cooper’s aptitude for Test rugby will get another severe examination.

The other weakness the Australians possess is their scrum and tight five in general. France will have studied the Wallabies’ loss to England a fortnight ago, and won’t stray from the blueprint. The French pack will again dominate, and the question will be whether they produce a fluid performance behind the set-piece for the first time this season.

Robbie Deans has already complained about refs having pre-conceived ideas about their scrum, but their performances have done nothing to warrant his rant. The Aussies have been weak here, and it’s hurt them, with Deans’s complaint showing how worried he is.

Teams:
France: 15 Jerome Porical, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Aurelien Rougerie, 12 Yannick Jauzion, 11 Alexis Palisson, 10 Damien Traille, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Sebastien Chabal, 7 Fulgence Ouedraogo, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (captain), 5 Jérôme Thion, 4 Julien Pierre, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 William Servat, 1 Thomas Domingo.

Replacements: 16 Guilhem Guirado, 17 Jerome Schuster, 18 Romain Millo-Chluski, 19 Julien Bonnaire, 20 Dimitri Yachvili, 21 Fabrice Estebanez, 22 Marc Andreu.

Australia: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 James O’Connor, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 David Pocock, 6 Rocky Elsom (captain), 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 James Slipper.

Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Benn Robinson, 18 Mark Chisholm, 19 Scott Higginbotham, 20 Luke Burgess, 21 Matt Giteau, 22 Lachie Turner.

Date: Saturday, November 27
Venue: Stade de France, Paris
Kick-off: 20.45 (19.45 GMT)
Weather: Light snow expected in the evening, with a low of -1°C and high of 3°C.
Referee: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Carlo Damasco (Italy)
TMO: Hugh Watkins (Wales)



35 Comments

  • Right, last big game of the international season..

    30 minutes to kick off..

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.11.10 21:15:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : and i hope u enjoy it will be leaving u soon and when hubby gets back i’m off 2 bed

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.11.10 21:26:03 by chaz Reply

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  • Go Aus got u by 12 :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.11.10 21:28:32 by chaz Reply

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  • And we have kick off..

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.11.10 21:53:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • France 0 – 7 Aus

    5 minutes

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.11.10 21:56:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • France 3 – 7 Aus

    8 minutes

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.11.10 22:03:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • France 3 – 10 Aus

    14 minutes

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.11.10 22:04:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • France 6 – 10 Aus

    19 minutes

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.11.10 22:10:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • France 6 – 13 Aus

    24 minutes

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.11.10 22:14:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • France 13 – 13 Aus

    30 minutes

    Penalty try from a scrum and yellow card for Aus$

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.11.10 22:22:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Humdinger match…

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.11.10 22:31:52 by Charlie Reply

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  • France 13 – 13 Aus

    HALF TIME

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.11.10 22:33:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • France 16 – 13 Aus

    42 minutes

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.11.10 22:46:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • France 16 – 27 Aus

    53 minutes

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.11.10 23:00:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 16/29 to Aus

    59 minutes

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.11.10 23:06:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 16 – 30 to Aus.

    63 minutes

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.11.10 23:11:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 16 – 37 to Aus

    65 minutes

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.11.10 23:16:02 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 16 – 47 Aus

    74 minutes

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.11.10 23:20:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Australia dominating the second half of this game!

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.11.10 23:22:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • France 16 – 54 Aus

    75 minutes

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.11.10 23:23:57 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • France 16 – 59 Aus

    78 minutes..

    Turning into a white wash after a close first half!

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.11.10 23:26:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • France 16 – 59 Aus

    FULL TIME

    After being 13-13 at half time. What a resultb

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.11.10 23:28:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ryan O Connor became the second youngest player to get to 100 points in international rugby.

    He then probably scored another 20 odd points!

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.11.10 23:30:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • well there is no thread 4 this game IRL / ARG

    so here its is

    IRL 19 / 3 ARG
    49 min

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.11.10 17:38:41 by chaz Reply

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  • i’ve got the Irish by 5 well at least i’ll get a wp so far :???: i need spot on to get 1st in one of my pools so chaz can be 1st and then hope 4 honners :lol:

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.11.10 17:45:30 by chaz Reply

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  • IRL 19 / 6 ARG

    60 MIN

  • Comment 26, posted at 28.11.10 17:49:52 by chaz Reply

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  • Come on IRL Chaz need’s 8 more points :lol: ;-)

  • Comment 27, posted at 28.11.10 17:54:21 by chaz Reply

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  • So far the MP is 13 for Chaz :oops:

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.11.10 17:55:45 by chaz Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) : i gathered u went to bed very late oh my i c that ur P Star is very near good luck i’ve still got some time to go hope i’ll hv it before my 1st year with SW is up :lol: :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 29, posted at 28.11.10 17:58:18 by chaz Reply

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  • IRL 22 / 6 ARG

    67 min

  • Comment 30, posted at 28.11.10 17:59:06 by chaz Reply

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  • still 6 mins to go and the score is

    IRL 22 / 9 ARG

    73 min

  • Comment 31, posted at 28.11.10 18:07:40 by chaz Reply

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  • ARG need’s a try and converted :lol:

  • Comment 32, posted at 28.11.10 18:12:40 by chaz Reply

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  • Try IRL going TMO

    no try :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 28.11.10 18:16:28 by chaz Reply

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  • Well at the end its just a sloppy ball from both sides really

  • Comment 34, posted at 28.11.10 18:17:42 by chaz Reply

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  • Now i don’t know tv ref say no try and now its a try WTF maybe i just missed sth :oops:

    Final Score

    IRL 29 / 9 ARG

    41 min

  • Comment 35, posted at 28.11.10 18:20:42 by chaz Reply

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