England have been dreadful all year, and then suddenly they put in that kind of effort with a man down. Ford was awesomeI tend to have nothing more than a passing interest in rugby, and from what I can understand, this is one of England's most shambolic preparations ahead of a World Cup in some time. Yet somehow, we're beating Argentina. I don't know if that's a damming reflection on Argentina, or credit to England.
Hoping Italy upsets them and they don’t make it out of the poolsSaw a bit of France today. OK, indifferent opposition, but they are a team, the ball-carrier has options and supporting runners, so they are able to move the ball at pace: how rugby is supposed to be played. Dupont is a hell of player; I've long thought so.
Libbock's kicking was poor, but so was Ireland's line out in the first half. Epic contest, now the boys have a well deserved week off before they face a desperate Scotland.The Saffies would have won if they'd made their kicks. I thought they were slightly the better team, but the Irish are very good at the breakdown.