“I enjoy playing the blues”

"I enjoy playing the blues"

Maintenance – The former Wallabies legend is in the spell of the game as he deploys a France XV.

David Campese (age 60, 101 caps), world champion with Australia in 1991, was one of the best players in the world. Impressive on the ground, the former winger is also far from tongue-in-cheek in his pocket. Ahead of Saturday’s shock clash against France’s XV in Saint-Denis (9pm, France 2), this lover of the oval ball opens up about Australian, French and world rugby.

On Saturday, one year from the World Cup (September 8-October 28, 2023), France face Australia. Is this a game you’ve been waiting for?
David Campese: true and false (laughter). If the French team plays at the level they enjoyed in the Six Nations tournament (Grand Slam and Victory, Editor’s Note), Australia will have a lot of catching up to do. Respect the blues.

“The goal is to be able to play randomly while respecting the instructions. That’s what the French do.

David Campese

Will 2023 finally be France’s year?
If the French are unscathed, they will be favourites. Of course South Africa (Title holder), Ireland and the Blacks will participate but if the France team plays…

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