The “in-form team of the minute” is France, with the Australian captain in awe

The "in-form team of the minute" is France, with the Australian captain in awe

Captain James Slipper fears France’s XV will face his Australian teammates this Saturday.

Australia’s XV captain James Slipper said on the eve of the Wallabies’ Test match at the Stade de France that he was “scared of the Blue Army.”Team in the shape of the moment».

«A confident team. They haven’t lost in a long time. We know what awaits us“, he said during the captain’s traditional training session on the lawn of Saint-Denis. France won their last 10 matches, winning their first Grand Slam since 2010 at the last Six Nations tournament.

A streak that will allow him to move into second place behind Ireland in the world rankings after briefly taking the lead this summer. Fabian Galthy’s men’s last defeat dates back to July 2021, precisely against Australia, and their performances have been up and down for several months.

«Everyone knows we have been less consistent this year. This will be one of the keys for usSlipper said. The 33-year-old left-back, who will celebrate his 125th selection on Saturday, believes his French counterpart Cyril Baile “Will be ready“, he only played 34 minutes last weekend in the season opener.

«When it’s time to defend your country’s colors, it doesn’t matter how many minutes you have on your feet. Adrenaline, emotion and the pride of playing for the national team drives youAustralian captain said.

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