Having reviewed the September footage of the Finnbelievable one during the opening weeks of his time in France, let’s look at how his highlights rated on our patented Finnsanity meter.
Game 1 – Toulon (away)
20 points, 2 tries, 2 conversions (yet only 67% kicking accuracy), 2 penalties, an interception, 3 missed touch finders and a potential try-saving tackle. This was classic Finn. My personal highlight was the no-look pass that almost resulted in the first try. This French rugby lark ain’t so bad. Now, back to the Finnmobile….
Game 2 – Clermont (home)
Ahh a game with yer olde da, Rugby Jesus himself. Wee Grieg is looking as grumpy as ever, but he has got that yellow mob flying. Poor Finn, set up a try for Vakatawa, but really it was all Laidlaw in the battle of the Scots. Really nothing to write home about because those big bullying forwards kept getting in the way of playtime for Mr Finn..
Game 3 – Agen Home
Wee 50 minutes, hundreds of convertions, cheeky offload for 2nd try and generally shunted the warpigs about the paddock with lots of control. Fair helps having Vakatawa in the team.. that boy is a beast. I mean he is no Huw Jones, but he ain’t all that far off. #LoveyouHuw
Game 4 – Not Selected
Decided to head over to Edinburgh. Bumped into the Beard of Scottish Rugby™ and watched all sorts of forward-based nonsense. Is Cockerill a French name? Nice to have some time off to practice some mad dance shuffles and come up with a pet name for Vakatawa.
Game 5 – Castres (home)
2nd minute.. on the half way line. Throws a dummy, sets the defence, then offloads to set Zebo free. Uncle Vaka scores (new pet name for the big man). 19th minute, throws a dummy, then offloads to set Zebo free. This time Simon decides to score. You would think the defence would learn? But no.. 70th minute, this time no dummy but a superb delay pass sets Zebo free. Simon says ‘Merci Finn’
So in classic Finntastic style we have sublime, ridiculous, and not much in the middle. Lets see how our Finnspirational leader gets on next time in ‘Virtual Finnsanity Part 2: is it still called the European Cup if you play on the mainland?’
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