Saint-Denis – suffocated. Fabian Galti’s Blues, who hung out for 40 minutes, completed their mission by winning the first Test of the fall against Argentina on Saturday (29-20).
The first international attempt by Neophyte Thibaut Flement (49th), his fourth professional attempt, and the experiment of Pieto Mouwaka (71st) allowed the Poomas to remove the dull or sometimes hard-working XV of France for the fourth time. Ranked.
Earlier, Melvin Jaminette, author of 19 points (5 penalties, 2 conversions), kept the Blues out of the water.
The back of Perpignan, the “nugget” of the Australian summer tour, is the Blues’ best director of 2021 with 60 points from four games.
The reason is that Puma, who has suffered six consecutive defeats in the rugby championship, has struggled with his teammates Antoine Dupont.
If not brilliant, the new French captain led his Blues to their 38th victory, the 96th in history, the 2000th to the 31st, and the thirteenth victory of the Galti-era Poomas.
Finally, the French coach, his predecessors Guy Knows (52-8 against Samoa), Philippe Saint-Andre (33-6 against Australia), Marc Liveremond (12-6 ahead of Argentina) or Jean-Claude Scrola (22) -15 against All Blacks), Won the first game of a real fall tour.
However, he may not smile as his people struggle to set up their game.
When confronted by the South Americans, they certainly fell to a bone, and the Puma had an incredible fight with the French less than usual.
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Not all strategic changes, including the Romain Ntamack-Matthieu Jalibert Association, are explained. Julian Marchand received no more than an unnecessary yellow card for colliding with Marcos Kramer (27th).
This is the seventh time the Blues have surpassed Galti, after Gregory Aldrit (27-23) against Wales in February 2020, Franസ്ois Cross (28-17) against Scotland in March 2020 and Anthony Butier (35-27) against Ireland. Bernard Le Rooks (15-13) against Ireland in October 2020 and February 2021, Mohamed Howas (32-30) against Wales in March 2021 and Baptiste Serin (23-27) against Scotland in March 2021.
Add two red cards to Howas and Willemsey.
Ntamack and Jalibert, they spent a complicated evening, for example, opposing Pablo Matera in an attempt by Tomas Cubelli (21st).
After 54 minutes, the head was lowered, looked bad, and after a beautiful performance, Toulouse was released (2 penalties conceded, one failed tackle).
Substitutes, these “finishers” who are a favorite of the Blues staff, made a difference and often brought percussion and innovation to a team that borrowed (lost 10 balls, conceded 13 penalties).
In front of nearly 50,000 supporters in attendance at Stade de France, the first since February 9, 2020 and the 35-22 win over Italy, the Blues were rough for a long time, but won after a tough match.
636 days, or 1 year, 8 months, 26 days later, after the end of the 2019 World Cup, the French team won the 10th home match. At the end of the 2021 Six Nations tournament, Scotland (27-23) were the only team to win at Stade de France. Something to confirm – a little – a little before the XXL shock, in two weeks, against All Blacks.
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