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yep Toulon played crap against Biarritz and thats the way it goes some times. Leinster are top of the tree at the moment. But it's not so long ago I went to see them play Toulouse (In France) and they were played off the park. Every dog has his day and Leinster with the likes of BOD, Kearney and O'brien are enjoying theirs at the moment. Fair play they deserve it. But the game is more important than fanatical club loyalties, football is the tribal game, rugby is more shared and appreciated, long may it stay so.
Posted 12:30 23rd May 2012
I would however like Leinster to Draw Toulon just for their fans who were great last Friday, full brass band in the crowd, people singing and dancing around. One thing Toulon does right is supporters.
As for Bones7, Leinster fans can afford to be confident, smug etc etc because Leinster have played by far the best attacking and defensive rugby in Europe for 2 seasons in a row now. When another team begins to outshine Leinster like Toulouse, Claremont (whom I expect to take the reigns next) I would expect Leinster fans to be very noble. You are taring Leinster fans with a single brush here - most Leinster fans with any sense or knowledge of club history realise that this is the crest of a wave that will probably break up in a few years, we all remember the years when Leinster struggled to do anything well meanwhile Toulouse, Wasps, Munster and Leicester played the best rugby in Europe.
Posted 11:23 23rd May 2012
in all fairness pierredelot1, there wasn't as much as a sniff of "open attacking rugby" from Toulon in the Amlin final on Friday last, that was the most boring, dire game of rugby I have ever watched. There was 1 line break from either side in 80 minutes and endless arial ping pong. yes, "open attacking rugby", good one!
Posted 11:14 23rd May 2012
Well said pierredelot1! If anything I would love to see Leinster get knocked down a peg, their fans seem far too smug for my liking! I like what Toulon are doing, the players they sign are obviously world class and they play exciting rugby. For a team of 'mercenaries' they seem to pull together very well. Can't fault any player who wants to earn a load of money playing good rugby with great players on the south coast of France.
Posted 09:40 23rd May 2012
Ah shut up leinster_goy. The guy has chosen to put his money into the beautiful game and all he gets is crap from people like you. He could have put it into football but he didn't so be thankful. Not only that but they play open attacking rugby which can be great to watch. If it wasn't for people like Boudjellal rugby in France would be a lot worse off. Ireland is a small rugby playing nation and relies on provinces to support the major teams and ultimately Ireland itself and they have been very succesful at that. But such a system wouldn't work in France so back off and stop moaning about it. If they get drawn next season lets see what happens. Leinster and Ireland have a tour to NZ to worry about, thats what puts money in their coffers.
Posted 09:12 23rd May 2012
would absolutely love Leinster to get toulon in next season's heineken pools so we can give their mercenaries and journeymen a bloody good hiding. then boudjellal can roll his chequebook into a cylinder and insert it you-know-where (there you go PR, i've censored it for you)
Posted 15:10 22nd May 2012
|All times are local|
|Saturday , May 11|
|Castres 25 - 12 Montpellier|
|Friday , May 10|
|Stade Francais 19 - 16 Racing Metro Paris|
|Toulouse 33 - 19 Racing Metro Paris|
|Saturday , May 4|
|Biarritz 52 - 17 Stade Francais|
|Clermont Auvergne 67 - 3 Bordeaux-Begles|
|Mont de Marsan 33 - 36 Bayonne|
|Toulon 43 - 21 Agen|
|Racing Metro Paris 29 - 28 Castres|
|Montpellier 50 - 22 Perpignan|
|Toulouse 57 - 7 Grenoble|
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