Monday, August 23, 2010

Francell win the Grand Slam now

Never has a manager been so unimpressed by a group who had usually put twenty first-half points on his team. Warren Gatland last night blamed Wales for being the "architects of their own demise" and claimed that the French "never spread out us".

The Kiwi, however, was "proud" of his sides arrangement after the mangle as they in jeopardy to reprise the Millennium spectacle of a fortnight prior to opposite Scotland and once again overcome a clearly unfit deficit. "We were twenty points down, victims of the own intercepts, and we could have since it afar but I"m unapproachable of what we did in conditions of entrance back," he said.

"We were the architects of the own demise, however. France never unequivocally spread out us, never in jeopardy the line. They got dual intercepts and kicked 4 penalties but never unequivocally got in to the 22. There was usually one group perplexing to fool around rugby out there but we usually have to stop pulling the self-destruct button. We have a couple of things to work on to have certain we dont have vicious mistakes, but if we hadnt conceded soft tries in the initial half it was a diversion for us to win."

Gatland, however, doubts either Martin Johnsons Red Rose outfit can stop the French at the Stade de France in 3 weeks" time. "The French are the favourites now," he said. "With Italy afar and England at home, they contingency be. I"d suppose they"d win the Grand Slam, now, but they will know we lost it for ourselves here. They were out on their feet at the finish and will leave here very, really relieved."

In contrast, the Wales team-bus left for their Vale of Glamorgan bottom morose in the believe there would be no third Six Nations pretension in 6 years. The Millennium Stadium believed it was witnessing an additional thespian quip when Shane Williams used those enchanting sidesteps of his to cranky for a try in the last minute. But when Frederic Michalak kept his cool to flog the restart out of hold the compare was over. Williams had to be calm with scoring his 19th Six Nations try and violation Gareth Edwardss Welsh jot down in the process. Not that he ever would be content.

"Scoring tries similar to that is good but the usually thing that mattered was the result," pronounced the wing who was celebrating his 33rd birthday. "If they kicked the round behind to us at the finish we competence have had an additional extraordinary win. It was a bit of deja vu, the approach we"ve proposed the last 3 games. Its really frustrating, infrequently you get punished for perplexing to fool around rugby. We proposed definitely but those dual intercepts done it really formidable for us. Sometimes we try to fool around as well most and it was all catch-up in the second half again."

Marc Lièvremont, the French coach, certified his side could have lost it in a mad second-half that Wales "won" 20-6. "The spook of the Scottish diversion was appearing prior to us," pronounced Lièvremont after presiding over Frances third win in a row, the initial hat-trick in his reign. "It was implausible the disproportion in between the dual halves. My emotions are wish and relief. Yes, we are gay to have won 3 out of three. But that second half showed there is still copiousness of work left to do if we are to win the Grand Slam."

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