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Eight months after the loss to the same team, France’s XV won against Scotland (22-15) on Sunday in Edinburgh during the Autumn Nation.
Scotland, known for its relentless defense of bowing, was resolved by the center of the racing 92 Wakatawa, the author of the only Test in the damp freshness of Murrayfield Stadium.
Toulouse full-back Thomas Ramos, who was set up to replace the injured Anthony Bothier, worked on foot (14 points) to bring his stone into a building which XV of France has patiently built.
The French will play their last group match against Stade de France against first place Italy in order to reach the final spot on Saturday. But it will be with the team afresh. The usual France group has reached the limit of three match sheets accepted by the clubs.
“It’s good to end it with a win. It was a great year 2020,” Captain Charles Olivan said on France 2’s microphone.
With this win, the Blues are in for the first moment but the cancellation of the match between Fiji and Scotland next weekend should allow Scotland to climb to almost 10 points from France before the duel against Italy.
Since the beginning of the autumn, Olivon and his colleagues have therefore achieved a flawless feat, with three successes on the ground, in preparation against Wales (38-21), Ireland (35-27) in the six-nation tournament During and so Scotland where they fell from their walk last winter.
Dream of a grand slam in the tournament Evaporated before the chanting of the XV du Chardon (28–17)) is. The Blues had won their first three matches against England, Italy and Wales.
But threats had stopped this beautiful system. Physical glitches for hooker Camille Chat during warm-up, quick yellow card for third-line François Croce, nuisance after eight minutes for opener Romain Ntamack and red card before break for right column Mohamed Hawes, Jamie Ritchie’s face. Convicted of a punch in …
This time, there is no such inconvenience, but a French team that developed without opener Romain Ntamack was injured, and were started by more than 50% (eight changes) compared to their last match against Ireland With XV.
Coach Fabian Galthy wanted to reward the general replacement, before splitting from his general team.
But it is an undisputed holder, Wakatawa, who offered a breakthrough after the game’s only try, after a tight first period (12-12), marked by Ramos’ success in front of the poles and a fine axle by Matthew Jalibert. , Who replaced Ntamack.
Hog miss penalty
After a good combination from Scream, Wakatawa defended Scotland captain Stuart Hogg. He had failed a few inches from the end zone at the end of the first period.
After 50 minutes of play, Cyril Ballet, Julian Marchand and Hauas’ first first-line re-entry of the composition led to the usual “finishers” Jean-Baptiste Grosse, Chat and Dimba Bumba breathing in after a bitter battle with the Scottish Pack Gave the permission to. .
But the Blues continued to suffer until the end. However, he held on to destroy the impact of Scotland’s touch, five minutes from the end, 5 meters from the in-goal. Ramos had the opportunity to push it out of his reach, but at 54 meters, conceded his first failure in front of the posts.
In the dying moments, the Hogs missed a penalty that could give their team a try and get tied. Rescued!
Private grand slam After his defeat in Edinburgh last March, France bounced back in Scotland’s favor, preventing them from signing for a sixth straight win and matching their personal best set for the last time in 1990.
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