Rugby: France on the Right Track – Rugby

Rugby: France on the Right Track - Rugby

The omnipresent captain of France, Charles Olivan, stopped the attack of the giant Irish striker Tadg Bayern. Photo: dpa

Heidelberg. (CPB) After the second day of the six-nation tournament of major European rugby teams, only France and Wales can expect a Grand Slam. The French, who started with a 50:10 win in Italy, defended their championship lead with a hard-fought 13:15 (3:10) win in Ireland on Sunday. At Dublin’s spectator-less Aviva Stadium, Equip Tricolor celebrated its first win in ten years after an exciting fighting game; It was the 101st International Rugby match between Green and Blue, played at eleven degrees Celsius like a spring.

Crossler prefers to pay two euros in the phrase pig, but this is indeed true: even in rugby, an aggressively oriented team like “XV de France” can only play as energetically as the opponent allows. And the Irish, the 2018 Grand Slam winners, but were defeated in Wales in the first game 16:21, showed a very good defensive performance and – without their injured playwright Jonathan Sexton – were always dangerous in attack.

France, who suffered a time penalty for second-line colossus Bernard le Roux for tripping from the 24th minute, scored two tries by the 27-year-old captain Charles Olivan (RC Toulon) and the 24-year-old. Three-quarters of Damien Penaud from Clermont- Ferrand. Bordeaux kick specialist Matthew Jalibert (22) scored with a lift and penalty kick and was unsuccessful once in the left post. The Irish were successful in just one attempt, with a penalty goal by Billy Burns (26 / Ulster) in place of the minor roster Keller (23) Leinster, Sexton, and his successor Ross Byron (25 / Leister) leading with success and a penalty. achieved. Ireland’s English coach Andy Farrell (45) congratulated his colleague Fabian Galthey for the victory.

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Owen (29), the son of world champion and defending champion England captain Farrell, contributed eleven points to the Rose team’s 41:18 (20: 8) home win against Italy on Saturday. The English were oblivious to the opening 6:11 defeat against Scotland and left-arm Anthony Watson (2 / Bath), right-winger Johnny, after a blistering start at Twickenham by second-line striker Johnny Hill (Exeter). May (Leicester)), flanker Jack Willis (Watts RFC London) and goalkeeper Elliot Daly (Sarkens RFC London).

Italy were born in Melbourne outside Montana Iyane (26) after a three-minute effort and a second try by Tommy Allen in the 66th minute. Paolo Garbisi scored with two penalties, Allen with one point.

Scotland had to make it home with a 24:25 (17: 8) victory over England following a home win against Wales and a rough game by Gander Fagerson of Glasgow Warriors with 14 players in the 54th minute. The Player of the Day was 20-year-old right winger Luis Rees-Zammit, born in Penarth and a professional at Gloucester RFC, England with two attempts. Liam Williams and Wynn Jones (both LaNelli) scored two other tries for Wales. Leah Halfpenny (Laanelli) and Callum Sheedy (Bristol) had an average success rate of five points to five points.

Table after second match: 1. France 9 points / + 42 game points; 2. Wales 9 / + 6; 3. England 6; 4. Scotland 5; 5. Ireland 2; 6. Italy 0.

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