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Slightly OT - French team from 20 years ago
AlecW (IP Logged)
21 February, 2018 08:33
How many of today's lot would get into this team? One? Two?

FB Jean-Luc Sadourny
14 David Venditti
13 Thomas Castaignede
12 Stephane Glas
11 Emile Ntamack
10 Alain Penaud
9 Fabien Galthie

1 Christian Califano
2 Marc dal Maso
3 Franck Tournaire
4 Olivier Merle
5 Hugues Miorin
6 Abdelatif Benazzi (c)
7 Olivier Magne
8 Fabien Pelous

Replacements
16 Jean-Louis Jordana
17 Philippe Carbonneau
18 Richard Castel
19 Laurent Leflamand
20 Christophe Lamaison
21 Raphael Ibanez

 
Re: Slightly OT - French team from 20 years ago
AlecW (IP Logged)
21 February, 2018 08:47
And I can fairly confidently say that NONE of the 2017 lot would get into this 1977 side, especially that forward pack!

15 Jean-Michel Aguirre
14 Jean-Francois Gourdon
13 Roland Bertranne
12 Francois Sangalli
11 Jean-Luc Averous
10 Jean-Pierre Romeu
9 Jacques Fouroux (c)
1 Gerard Cholley
2 Alain Paco
3 Robert Paparemborde
4 Jean-Francois Imbernon
5 Michel Palmie
6 Jean-Pierre Rives
7 Jean-Claude Skrela
8 Jean-Pierre Bastiat

 
Re: Slightly OT - French team from 20 years ago
lambsrugby (IP Logged)
21 February, 2018 15:51
On the contrary I can't see any of the French 1977 pack making it into the 2017/18 contingent.

In fact the huge 8 of today would destroy them at each and every set piece - a plentiful supply of body bags required to carry them to the nearest infirmary.

Such is the increase in strength, power and technique.

 
Re: Slightly OT - French team from 20 years ago
FrTed (IP Logged)
22 February, 2018 08:03
You know little of Robert Papaemborde then....

 
Re: Slightly OT - French team from 20 years ago
Saz's old man (IP Logged)
22 February, 2018 09:13
Or Gerard Cholley, was he not also a boxer??

 
Re: Slightly OT - French team from 20 years ago
Shawshank (IP Logged)
22 February, 2018 09:40
For the 1977 team (and assuming a 'time-traveller' increase in bulk/muscle over the last 40 years) I think Alec is right - the only forward who would stand a chance to get in would be Picamoles.

For the 1987 team probably only Teddy Thomas and arguably Machenaud would get in.

 
Re: Slightly OT - French team from 20 years ago
22 February, 2018 13:33
More depressing thought is that that is the team from 20 years ago - I'm getting old

 
Re: Slightly OT - French team from 20 years ago
AlecW (IP Logged)
22 February, 2018 19:55
SiS - yup... but nostalgia is a wonderful thing...!

 
Re: Slightly OT - French team from 20 years ago
LI Bohemian (IP Logged)
22 February, 2018 22:26
Ah yes I remember nostalgia, once


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