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To think that Wales actually won today...

(23 Posts)
fridascruffs Sat 15-Oct-11 12:23:26

...if there's any justice. daffodil

choccyp1g Sat 15-Oct-11 12:24:11

They got the only try, and France's scorer has a Welsh name.

fridascruffs Sat 15-Oct-11 13:54:10

...and the referee is French

neverbeenproudertobewelsh Sat 15-Oct-11 13:54:48

Agree 100% daffodil

fridascruffs Sat 15-Oct-11 13:55:14

daffodildaffodildaffodildaffodil and daffodil to the ref.

holidaysoon Sat 15-Oct-11 14:02:45


really doesn't feel like the best team won
(plus the french scored no tries) plus they didn't play well and the Welsh have been hot

I thought that about the ref too (his name sounds French) but isn't he Irish?

MrsPresley Sat 15-Oct-11 14:11:44


The ref was Alain Rolland and he's Irish

blondie74 Sat 15-Oct-11 14:16:57

Irish but with a French father. It's the inconsistencies in refereeing that is so gutting. If you are going to apply the red card for that, do it for everyone in every match. There were lots of examples of similar tackles getting a yellow card or a penalty.

The Welsh should have won anyway but Hook and Stephen Jones had poor games which ultimately cost them a deserved place in the final.

France will get steamrollered by whoever wins the other semi.

fridascruffs Sat 15-Oct-11 14:50:38

They will. Kiwis/ Wallabies vs coqs - no contest.

chimchar Sat 15-Oct-11 14:53:41


<sobs> daffodil

holidaysoon Sat 15-Oct-11 14:54:16

wow Mrs Presley super sluth
I did wonder about the name when he refed another match (can't remember which)

shame about all the missed kicks, it was too painful to watch the poor guys in the line outs

Andrewofgg Sat 15-Oct-11 14:55:08

Wales won. And the sun is going to rise in the West tomorrow. You think whatever floats your boat, OP!

MrsPresley Sat 15-Oct-11 14:59:59


Not really a supersleuth it was on the BBC news website blush

TopazMortmain Sat 15-Oct-11 15:01:12


limitedperiodonly Sat 15-Oct-11 15:01:23

It was very sad and I'm English.

I wasn't sad when England crashed out because they behaved with contempt and didn't play well.

Have a daffodil

TunaTiebacks Sat 15-Oct-11 15:01:33


TartyMcFarty Sat 15-Oct-11 15:03:32

YANBU daffodil

BloodandSCRUMatron Sat 15-Oct-11 15:11:51

yanbu op

crap ref and poor kicking cost them dearly.


lassylass Sat 15-Oct-11 15:36:44

Well done Wales. Should have taken your chances though as the French had a poor game.

HerRoyalNotness Sat 15-Oct-11 15:37:16

The scoreboard disagrees and that is all that matters. I doubt France will take the cup home.

MothInMyKecks Sat 15-Oct-11 15:41:30

The French didn't offer anything to that game, and the Ref killed it with poor judgement. He's meant to be one of the best rugby Ref's in the world and may be looking at a penalty fine for a shit-poor decision. It cost one of the brightest teams in the tournament the best shot at winning. True, Hook and Jones had good shots at collecting some vital scores, but 1 man down, they were up against it.

And showed true courage.

Gutted doesn't even begin to describe it. It's a flat day in the Moth household sad

fridascruffs Sat 15-Oct-11 15:47:26

Thanks LPO. I might progress to a wine later on. sad They were great though, and yes, it's a pity about the kicks.

MothInMyKecks Sat 15-Oct-11 15:56:48

I'm proud of our little nation though - the team have been amazing ambassadors and have won the hearts of many other nations. My welsh flag is still waving.
Thanks for the post fridascruffs. I'm glad you've put the Welsh on MN today daffodil

And thanks MN for the very fitting emoticon daffodil

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