Sunday, 13 February 2011

6 Nations 2011 - Round 2, in a word...

ENGLAND - patchy

ITALY - chaotic

SCOTLAND - shambolic

WALES - improved

IRELAND - gutsy

FRANCE - French!

7 comments:

RedYeti said...

I don't recall any particularly bad 'patches' for England... Aside from the first period, before Ashton scored, when we messed up a few chances and gave away a couple of pointless penalties. And France were not 'French!', they played poorly and didn't deserve to win that game. That said, neither did Ireland; they lost the game, France didn't win it. Mistake after mistake after mistake...

Nursedude said...

It looks like it's going to come down to England-France at Twickenham...

Total Flanker said...

Actually I thought France were very French insofar as they lived up to the old cliche that you never know which France might turn up.

Steve said...

I think it is harsh to call England patchy. The blew Italy away in the first half and naturally eased off the gas a little in the second half. Of course there is always room for improvement but I thought it was a very accomplished performanace for Johnson's men against a potentially frustrating Italian defence.

Total Flanker said...

18 penalties conceded by England is my reason for calling their performance patchy...they'll know they can't afford to be so sloppy in a fortnight.

rugbydad said...

Fully agree Flanker. Keep giving penalties away like that and our Gallic cousins will punish us, and we will deserve it. Whilst it was great to see the tries going in a sense of proportion needs to be retained. This was only Italy after all.

RedYeti said...

I actually liked how England didn't let the game dissolve into a Sevens game and kept their structure and went through the phases properly most of the time. And I'd blame the second half easing off on the fact that we emptied our bench...