Well done to Exeter and hard luck to Wasps in tough game played in horrible weather.
Agreed - and Australia and NZ should tour to Samoa, Tonga and Fiji regularly. Even if it doesn't make money, which is an excuse I have heard.Agree 100% with Georgia and Fiji in the autumn tests it will only benefit them. I would also like to see all the Tier 1 countries organise A teams up against the other Tier 2 countries.
Russell showed last week in the European final why he is nowhere near good enough to tour with The Lions. He almost singlehandedly gave Exeter the trophy. He’s just too loose and his decision making deficiencies more than abate his attacking prowessI quite enjoyed the game last night. At least Finn is back. Georgia were poor so that result is nothing really to cheer about but it was nice to international rugby back. Cant really see a win against Wales based on that but then again no one gave us a chance against France.
The anthems were pretty funny though. Without the crowd they just came across as a crap audition for X Factor. You could see the dread on some of the players faces as the camera and microphone approached.
That is the way Racing want him to playRussell showed last week in the European final why he is nowhere near good enough to tour with The Lions. He almost singlehandedly gave Exeter the trophy. He’s just too loose and his decision making deficiencies more than abate his attacking prowess
It's a great style of Rugby to watch. It's certainly more entertaining than the Exeter route 1 all-day, everyday, even if ultimately Exeter were more successful with it.That is the way Racing want him to play
You should raise that with Laurent Travers and Mike Prendergast and Jacky Lorenzetti, he who turned down Itoje who demanded 1m euros instead of playing in the Championship, doesn't seem to mind either, .I’d suggest a change in tactics then. They should have beat Exeter
Well that was because Russell was to blame. I get there’s a requirement to play an expansive game but there’s a time and a place for that. That’s why Fiji don’t win more. They run it from some daft positions and it goes spectacular wrong on occasions. That where Russell comes up short. He doesn’t seem to understand when the best time to run it or put it in the stands is. It’s not in dispute that he’s got that ability to produce something from nothing in the style of Carlos Spencer or Quade Cooper but I don’t think his move selection thought process is there.Makes a change for you to blame a player rather than the ref