France v England (spoilers)

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nathan_rugby wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 6:51 am
fozzie58 wrote: Sat Jun 29, 2024 6:58 pm Can’t help but feel this is a little pointless no coverage and what will be learnt from yet another beating of France ?
Who else could we play mid season?

The way I see it is that it’s a game against the French or nothing for mid season.
Lancashire Vs Yorkshire every year would be good. Make it almost like a trial match for England. Even playing the exiles would be better
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I thought it would be a good opportunity for Wigan TV to get a captive audience ???
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nathan_rugby wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 6:51 am
fozzie58 wrote: Sat Jun 29, 2024 6:58 pm Can’t help but feel this is a little pointless no coverage and what will be learnt from yet another beating of France ?
Who else could we play mid season?

The way I see it is that it’s a game against the French or nothing for mid season.
It's good for the French to test themselves at least, and give us a clear indication that one French team at the elite level is not enough to develop enough French talent to bring their national team to the required level. We need to support Toulouse or whoever to enable them to develop to SL standards.
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Blackpool_Pie wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 11:34 am
nathan_rugby wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 6:51 am
fozzie58 wrote: Sat Jun 29, 2024 6:58 pm Can’t help but feel this is a little pointless no coverage and what will be learnt from yet another beating of France ?
Who else could we play mid season?

The way I see it is that it’s a game against the French or nothing for mid season.
Lancashire Vs Yorkshire every year would be good. Make it almost like a trial match for England. Even playing the exiles would be better
Lanca v yorks were rubbish games and very poorly supported.
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Re: France v England (spoilers)

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Mike wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 3:46 pm
Blackpool_Pie wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 11:34 am
nathan_rugby wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 6:51 am

Who else could we play mid season?

The way I see it is that it’s a game against the French or nothing for mid season.

Lancashire Vs Yorkshire every year would be good. Make it almost like a trial match for England. Even playing the exiles would be better
Lanca v yorks were rubbish games and very poorly supported.
The last one in 2003 attracted a crowd of 8.2k. Not a great crowd, granted, but it was live on Sky and way over double the attendance from yesterday.

With a bit of marketing it could definitely be worth doing.
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I’m currently in Toulouse after watching the game, Toulouse Rugby Union Team were celebrating winning there domestic league after hammering Bordeaux 59-3 at the same time the match kicked off so any chance of supporters getting a rugby fix was massively diminished.
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Re: France v England (spoilers)

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nathan_rugby wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 6:51 am
fozzie58 wrote: Sat Jun 29, 2024 6:58 pm Can’t help but feel this is a little pointless no coverage and what will be learnt from yet another beating of France ?
Who else could we play mid season?

The way I see it is that it’s a game against the French or nothing for mid season.
You’ve answered your own question really,simply don’t have a mid season game you learn nothing from it other than how to count the score this game is meaningless for the prep for Samoa and god forbid the Aussies so why bother just have a camp
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Re: France v England (spoilers)

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Mike wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 3:45 pm
nathan_rugby wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 6:51 am
fozzie58 wrote: Sat Jun 29, 2024 6:58 pm Can’t help but feel this is a little pointless no coverage and what will be learnt from yet another beating of France ?
Who else could we play mid season?

The way I see it is that it’s a game against the French or nothing for mid season.
It's good for the French to test themselves at least, and give us a clear indication that one French team at the elite level is not enough to develop enough French talent to bring their national team to the required level. We need to support Toulouse or whoever to enable them to develop to SL standards.
You’ve hit the nail on the head there Mike.
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Blackpool_Pie wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 11:34 am
nathan_rugby wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 6:51 am
fozzie58 wrote: Sat Jun 29, 2024 6:58 pm Can’t help but feel this is a little pointless no coverage and what will be learnt from yet another beating of France ?
Who else could we play mid season?

The way I see it is that it’s a game against the French or nothing for mid season.
Lancashire Vs Yorkshire every year would be good. Make it almost like a trial match for England. Even playing the exiles would be better
Lancs v Yorks would not really work from an England point of view as you would have the team split on either side and the point of these kind of games is to find the best 'fit' for the team, not just have a run out against each other, Exiles would be better if not the French
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Re: France v England (spoilers)

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Exiles would be a better contest than the French, for sure. But it'd be another chance for Field and French to risk injury!
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