France’s women XV players welcome Ireland to Toulouse on Saturday (3:15 pm) with the intention of playing after their first victory over Italy “More were releasedTo consolidate himself in his quest to win his first title at the Six Nations Tournament since 2018.
Having a fever in the first period against the Italians (final score 39-6), the Blues multiplied their estimates: forwards, loss of balls, problems with touch and touch … before setting the record straight from the locker room.
“I think it was a bit busy and stressful as it was the first match of the tournament. Some players who were not accustomed were embarrassed, and we were a little surprised. But we also had a great team ahead of us that increased our excitement“Analysis with Blue Manager AFP Annie Hayrod.
But this first match, which started out a bit confusing, ended in a better victory without giving up even a small effort, and finally “Maybe a blessing in disguiseSays the technician.
“We were restless in our conquest, which was new to us, because so far, as in contact, we had mastered the confrontation. And then in the game, because we did not offer a lot of alternatives, when everything was in storeSays Annie Hayroad.
“We need to grow a little more“, She underscores. There have been seven changes to the team facing the Irish at Ernest-Valen Stadium compared to the line-up against the Italian players.A little more mature“.
The Les Blues’ rivals, who lost to Wales last Saturday without qualifying for the World Cup in New Zealand (October 8 – November 12), are going through a complicated period: they “A little hard“, And the need to rebuild with a changed staff.
Out of 19 duels with Ireland in the tournament, the French women’s XV won 16, including 9 at home.
“But Ireland still remains a team with a lot of mind and desireThe trainer warns.
Despite trying for a bonus against Italy, young fullback Chloe Jacquet, who was on the substitute bench on Saturday, is well aware of this:They put a lot of pressure on us, so it is up to us to adapt, play fairly and get more freedom.“She is OK.
France XV will travel to Scotland on April 10, the third day of the tournament.
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