Originally Posted by Zippy
Interestingly the penalties conceded count was 11 to 14 in favour of ireland but the key was England played in Ireland's half and conceded them when out of range.
Put aside O'gara's terrible kicking performance (from hand as well as penalties) and it helped a lot but no question, the right team won.
Be interesting to see what French side arrive at twickenham. A French side embarrassed by the Italians and welsh cold be a very tough prospect for England. My mine is still on England but will be a hell of a game!
Sure enough,but how many times in the past have we Stupidly handed points to the opposition... Inside of our Half...and in front of the Posts!?... Too Bloody many!
French are always a Danger,IF! you let them get thier Gander up!! Lets just hope it's Waterloo #2...well maybe not thaaat Close!
When during the Battle Napoleon asked Marshall Ney why he could'nt advance past the famous 'Thin red line' ( Yep..rumour has it there MAY... have been a few Jock's there too!)
He said the English Infantry were like ''Iron stakes driven into the Ground!!''
A bit of that Spirit,and a Good Home Crowd will see em off!
Early days I know, but the Lions tour Down Under should be something to savour too!..When the Home Nations have finished trying to Cripple each Other!!