Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard
Just watched Italy-Wales on the DVR from Saturday. Wales has a great team. What happened with the France game on Sunday?
We layed an egg.
The setup for the tournament was perfect where our last game in Wales would have been for the grand slam (either Wales or us). Wales is arguably playing the best rugby the past 2 years in Europe, and has a serious beef with the French after losing by 1 point in the semis in the World Cup this year in a game where they should have won while playing a man down for about an hour. Then we went on and lost by 1 point in a final we should have won
Anyways, we fell behind early against England who's in full rebuilding mode after a few turnovers. We were down by double digits, stormed back in the 2nd half and fell short 24-22 after a last second drop goal died a few inches short. Still, we're way too inconsistent. We did the same thing against Ireland: started slowly, fell behind early and had to fight back in the 2nd half.
Now we shat the bed, the build up for the Wales game won't be as great. Should still be a good game to watch. Plus Wales will be playing FTW.