Romain Poite

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On his Heineken Cup performance, would not be at all surprised if 'zis fella - providing he maintains that level - is in the shout for a semi or even final, providing Les Blues aren't involved.

Top performance in a cracking match.
 

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Interesting comparison with Clancy who talked and talked and talked.
I like his style.
 

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One word to describe his performance.

Outstanding!
 

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a very good day at the office for M. Poite - a balanced, effective performance.
 

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I also thought he was very good, especially at scrum time.

Watch out teams who try pulling the con job in the scrum, because this guy is having none of it. (Salesi Ma'afu, Benn Alexander & Al Baxter take note).
 

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M Poite is my new referee crush.

he was wunnerful *swoon*
 

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I thought he was great. A couple of my fellow Ulster supporters don't like him because of the Northampton quarter final but they only see the game from one eye. A top ref and someone I look up to.
 

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The only thing I'd say (and it's hugely hypocritical as my french is HORRIBLE) is that he needs to work on his English to get right to the top of the pile. He's improved it hugely, but sometimes he still struggles to find exactly the right word when needed to calm down a situation or get his point across.

Agree he was excellent on Saturday though.
 

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The only thing I'd say (and it's hugely hypocritical as my french is HORRIBLE) is that he needs to work on his English to get right to the top of the pile. He's improved it hugely, but sometimes he still struggles to find exactly the right word when needed to calm down a situation or get his point across.

He still sounds like a refugee from Allo, Allo.
 

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The only thing I'd say (and it's hugely hypocritical as my french is HORRIBLE) is that he needs to work on his English to get right to the top of the pile. He's improved it hugely, but sometimes he still struggles to find exactly the right word when needed to calm down a situation or get his point across.

Agree he was excellent on Saturday though.

Has anyone ever understood a word you ever said? :wink:
 

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Has anyone ever understood a word you ever said? :wink:

If they don't understand, they won't realise I'm talking bollocks. Cunning tactic.
 

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The only thing I'd say (and it's hugely hypocritical as my french is HORRIBLE) is that he needs to work on his English to get right to the top of the pile. He's improved it hugely, but sometimes he still struggles to find exactly the right word when needed to calm down a situation or get his point across.

Agree he was excellent on Saturday though.

If that's the worst part of his game I think he would take it.
I will be honest I was not the biggest fan of his although the Eng 6N game he did changed my mind and so far (20 minutes into the final) he has backed that up with another good performance.
 

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If that's the worst part of his game I think he would take it.
I will be honest I was not the biggest fan of his although the Eng 6N game he did changed my mind and so far (20 minutes into the final) he has backed that up with another good performance.

I know Aus is a bit behind the times, but even in backwards Switzerland (stuck in the 70s/80s) we had the H Cup final last Saturday....
 
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