France defeated Wales (53-0) at the opening of the sixth Nations Tournament, which featured two pools of three teams and one final. Interview with Montpellier winger Carolyn Bozard, who made three attempts against the Welsh.
With your teammates, you’re fully entered this sixth tournament …
For a tournament start, it’s a good idea to place what we have prepared throughout the week. We know there are still things to change, and we know the axis of our progress towards victory over the Irish on April 17th.
How do you survive this time of health crisis that prompts you to prepare specifically?
We endure it. This is special, but you can not complain about what’s going on in the world. We are able to continue our sports training. We each added a health bubble to the house and then placed a new bubble in the isolated Maison du Handball in Cretaceous. We went out in groups of four for training. We had a week of five joint training sessions in preparation for the match against Wales.
Against Welsh, you register a hat trick. Has this ever happened in your career with Les Blues?
No, never. Treble is rare and unique. In both of my attempts, I was going to roll the ball. It’s beautiful, but it’s just the reward for the awesome collective work that allowed me to score while it was going on.
What is your remaining schedule before facing Ireland on April 17?
We are in the health bubble until the end of the tournament. We stay in Marcos until the beginning of May. We continue to prepare by wearing masks in normal areas and training every day in more traditional situations.
No time for the next game?
It’s too long, but we have more time to prepare for it. Since Monday evening, we have already turned to the Irish for the match against Welsh. We will be watching Ireland’s match against Wales on Saturday, as well as England in Italy. If we beat Ireland, we will play the final against the English on April 24.
How do you split this new format competition with three pools?
This is completely different. We pretend to be playing a leg, a half, a final. The idea is to go to the next game thinking it will be the last match of the match. We don’t usually meet in two of the five countries, but we are already happy to be able to play this tournament.
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