XV of France won for the first time in six years in Scotland (22–15), on Sunday during the Autumn Nations Cup in Edinburgh, eight months after their only defeat of 2020 (28–28). 17).
The French will play their last group match against Italy at Stade de France on Saturday, with the challenge of finishing first in their group to reach the finals of this unprecedented competition created by a health crisis.
The breakthrough is clustered due to a huge wave of coronovirus contamination last Sunday, in addition to being achieved on the green carpet (28–0) against Fiji.
The solution came from the center of Racing 92 Wakatawa, the author of the only test in the moist freshness of the Moorfield Stadium, to break through the stronghold of the XV du Chardon famous for its tireless defense.
Toulouse full-back Thomas Ramos, set up to replace Anthony Bothier, worked on foot (14 points) to get his stone into a building that XV of France has patiently built.
At Murrayfield, France chased a bad memory of the defeat (28–17) on the lawns of Exxon du Chardon on 8 March. This no-bonus setback not only ruined his dream of a Grand Slam, but also earned him a final victory in the Six Nations tournament.
It was XV de la Rose who snatched first place with the same number of points as the Blues (18) but had a better margin.
The French lost four at Murrayfield where they had not won during the tournament since 8 March 2014 (19–17).
“A Magnificent Year 2020”
Charles Olivan (captain of France’s XV after a 22–15 win against Scotland) spoke at the France 2’s microphone at the end of the meeting: “It’s just the win that counts, it’s acquired and it’s for everyone Does very well. We wanted to have a good game here. Done. We’ll enjoy it together after five weeks. It’s good to end with a win. It was a great year 2020. With this group everyone started the year. Must have signed in the beginning. It started in Nice, we ended up with just one win and we knew how to win. “
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