On 8 March at the same venue, after defeating England and Wales, France’s XV gave up any hope of a Grand Slam in the 2020 tournament, losing 28–17. Recalling this bad memory, the corkscrew success this Saturday evening (15-22) is not one you really have to waste. Nevertheless, there were very few arguments in Scotland to make this Autumn Cup at a discount if we consider the package of Physicians due to contamination with Kovid-19. This draft match was faced by the Caledonian at Haggis, a success not clearly valid for its contents.
Therefore, we will throw a slight veil in the first period of this meeting, inspired by projections and evil motivations by the precision of Duncan Weir (four) Thomas Ramos (three penalty goals). Goal) and a drop-goal from Matthew Jalibert in the 24th to break the routine. Despite the lack of a crossing, Scotland were unable to improve on their five highlights (13th, 19th, 26th, 31st, 33rd), while France’s XV had harvested their 40th advance in their pack, Virimi Wakatawa Able to level without entering the round. The break thus came with a score that reflected this first half of the match: draw.
Other instructions were undoubtedly passed in the locker room of France’s XV because by a second period attack, a combination around Gayle Fikou allowed first-hand Vincent Rettez to pierce Scotland’s defense so that it would advance Ammi Vakatawa Saka ’round in foot of positions (42nd). With an easy change from Thomas Ramos, France led 12–19 but the Caledonians did not allow them to maintain the gap, with Duncan Wear adding a fifth goal (47th, 15–19). The second act got off to a good start, he was then out, allowing Thomas Ramos to present the scoreboard (61st, 15-22). And their emblem player, Stuart Hogg, the Scotch Scots for spoiling one last chance to hang a draw.
France’s XV had not won at Murrayfield since 2014.
Player: Virimi Vakatawa still pierces the screen
He crossed at the start of the match, then scored nearly twice: signing Gayle Fikou (9th) on the back of a low kick and then pick and go (40 + 2) in view of his pack. French center Virimi Vakatwa (age 28, 27 cap) finally found his way of testing (the tenth of his international career) in the 42nd, served at altitude by left-hander Vincent Rátez. Of all the hobos, the racingmen were undoubtedly the most decisive in this rough-and-tumble match.
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