France wins on the wire towards Scotland | EUROtoday

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LThe French can take a breath. Per week after the slap obtained at dwelling towards Ireland (17-38), the XV of France gained towards Scotland (16-20), this Saturday, February 10, in Edinburgh. A victory got here right down to the wire on this second day of the Six Nations event, whereas a last Scottish strive was invalidated within the last minutes of the match.

Trailing at half-time (13-10), the Tricolores scored two tries – the primary by Gaël Fickou (31e) and the opposite by Louis Bielle-Biarrey (70e). For this second match, France needed to evaluate the composition of its staff. Thus, Fabien Galthié positioned Cameron Woki within the second line, taking the place of Paul Willemse, expelled in Marseille and suspended. Ditto for Louis Bielle-Biarrey on the wing, who succeeds Yoram Moefana.

Hiccups and Antoine Dupont absent

At the microphone of France 2, the captain of the Blues, Grégory Alldritt, assures that this success “will remain engraved” regardless of some hiccups throughout this final match, which the participant acknowledges: “Everything was not excellent, it is rather difficult to win right here. […] We will stay very humble. » As a reminder, the French staff is penalized by the absence of its quantity 9, Antoine Dupont, who left to coach in rugby sevens with a view to the Olympic Games.

The Chardon XV however arrived comparatively assured, after a primary victory in its final match towards Wales (27-26). Gregor Townsend's staff was actually the primary (and solely) to defeat the French XV within the 2020 Six Nations event. It can also be the nation which has overwhelmed the Blues most frequently since that 12 months.