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Brunel is the right coach for Italy at this stage. Mallet was negative & just wanted them to play to their strengths which is fine but what Italy need is progress. I've seen signs of improved attack eg. Running straight & drawing your man but they still lack the confidence in their ability to do it consistantly . Give this man another 3 or 4 years & I think his attitude will gradually improve the Italians. It would be great for World Rugby to have teams like Italy & Argentina being serious contenders for the RWC.
And Parisse.... what a player he is. Easily the best number 8 in the world on form right now. I'm a Kiwi btw so It's hard for me to look past Kieran.
Posted 05:53 16th March 2012
Despite seeing his team easily seen off by a Welsh side ???
I think you need to see the game twice.
I would not bet against France this week end, Wales could have lost 2 games this championship, without major recriminations. In addition, they seem quite tired and monodimensional.
Posted 14:04 15th March 2012