Mediocre start from England…

By all accounts it wasn’t a good match, and they are vulnerable against ‘real’ opposition, but are they ripe for a thrashing? It could be just the pre-tournament hype telling again (although reliance on ‘old talent’ like Catt and Dallaglio tells its own story). Bryn Palmer has Olli Barkley standing head and shoulders above the rest. Today’s matches continue the minnow theme Wales v Canada in Nantes, 13:00; South Africa v Samoa in Paris, 15:00; and Scotland v Portugal in St Etienne, 17:00; Ireland v Namibia in Bordeaux, 19:00.

  • merrie

    Mick: I note the rugger links on the left of the home page. Maybe you should also include Cotton Traders. It was founded by two rugby players (international level) and they have an exclusive line on Guinness rugby shirts and a free bag with all the flags/logos of the countries playing in the world cup if you buy £25 or more thingies…

    http://www.cottontraders.co.uk

    Also it has good cotton ordinary clothes.

    🙂

  • abucs

    Teams like the US can be difficult.
    I think it was a decent win without being brilliant. They have a few more games before their bigger tests.

  • Intelligence Insider

    Hard to see anyone beating a Southern Hemisphere side going on performance so far.

  • Dewi

    “Hard to see anyone beating a Southern Hemisphere side going on performance so far.”

    What do you mean ? Ireland already have ! Lol ! But get your point – Aussies looked particularly well balanced – We’ve got them in Cardiff on Saturday and I’ve got tickets !!! Hwre !!

  • merrie

    Dewi

    I have a feeling that the Aussies won’t get anywhere near the same score against Wales that they did against Japan, maybe even get beaten.

    This will be a match worth watching, if you like Rugby.

  • No Dozer

    It looks like the northern teams are not going to count against the Aussies and All Blacks if the first games are anything to go by.

    Looking forward to the England v South Africa game. It should be a cracker and hopefully England will raise their game and maybe we can get a result.

  • Fraggle

    “they are vulnerable against ‘real’ opposition, but are they ripe for a thrashing?”

    I hesitate to gloat out of fear of what RSA could do to Ireland based on the Namibia display.