May the cat eat you, and may the devil eat the cat

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usTalk about your bloody clichés. Was that game of rugby ever a game of two halves?

My first half commentary could be summarised as “fucking, french fuckers, and fucking stupid silly mistakes”, or to reduce that even further: FUCK!”

Lets look at the score timeline:

  • 3 min.s and the french score a try 5-0
  • 7 min.s and another french try. Converted. 12-0
  • 18 min.s and guess what? Another French try. Also converted. 19-0
  • 28 min.s sees Ireland’s first score. A penalty. 19-3
  • 30 min.s and France erase Ireland’s score with a penalty of their own. 22-3
  • 38 min.s, and a huge error by Murphy sees France get in for yet another try. Once more converted. 29-3
  • Half time, and we are all thinking of turning the telly off, cause this is just humiliating.

  • 45. min.s and France continue on their Try scoring ways. Converted. 36-3
  • 48 min.s and a block down from an O’Gara kick sees France’s SIXTH try 43-3
  • 58 min.s sees us score our first try. Converted. Not much a reason for celebration as the score is still 43-10
  • 61 min.s – Another Irish try. converted. 43-17
  • 67 min.s and O’Callaghan makes it three for Ireland. Converted. 43-24
  • 70 min.s and why the hell didn’t we play like this in first half; A converted try makes it 43-31

And that was the final score. 43-31. 6 tries to 4. Can you imagine, ten tries in the one game!

So did France take their foot off the pedal and allow Ireland back into the game? Or did Ireland’s work in the first half wear the French down enough so that they just weren’t capable of maintaining that level of defence in the second half.

Here’s hoping, against all reality, that Italy beat England.

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6 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    Oh, rugby blah blah blah… All's I can focus on is the fact that not TWO posts ago, you assured me that you never use the word fuck on your site. I'm afraid I've opened a can of worms and will have to send you buckets of money.

  2. anne says:

    Beautiful game on both sides, though, just not at the same time. I think in the second half, the French were just thinking "och, we're fine, let's rest". Morons.
    Fantastic come-back by Ireland. So fantastic, in fact, that I was this close to cheering them on.

  3. Fence says:

    Kelly, you must be hallucinating. There is no fuck in the above post. None. At all.

    Anne, I'll just say that I agree the French team are morons and leave it at that will I ;)
    Italy gave Engalnd a good game too. Reckon it'll be between them and Scotland in the battle to avoid the wooden spoon.

  4. Kelly says:

    Shall I just put these buckets away then?

  5. Fence says:

    Oh no. I'll take the buckets of money off your hands. Just in case they overflow and casue damage.

  6. Kelly says:

    Money in my hands ALWAYS causes damage, so you're welcome to it. Do you want it in shekels, or rupees?