- Aug 11, 2011
Completely bizarre. Five players out of position in the starting line up. No 8's/6's/15's in the squad. It's like a whole squad of second rows and centres.
I think their new coaching ethos is to try and wean out the mental weaknesses that have plagued them for years. That self destruct button they have if the pre match meal wasnt upto scratch or whatever. They've always had talent, and flair. But this new found discipline and defensive nous has stepped them up several notches.That confirms for me that France are the real deal.
Great match for the neutral but overall the right result, (even though I lost money on it).
Grand slam for France? At home against Ireland, I wouldn't bet against it. And, yes, the future looks good for them. One the other hand, it is France we're talking about!