The French XV of France concluded the VI Nations Tournament with a success this weekend in Lyon, 33 to 31, thanks in particular to a penalty from Thomas Ramos at the last minute. The Blues, who had started the competition very badly, finished runner-up to Ireland, who retained their title.

“We had a hell of a tournament… literally and figuratively,” reported Fabien Galthié after the match, five months after his elimination in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.