Rugby: France's XV starts preparation for the World Cup with a big win against Scotland
The Blues have largely won against Scotland (32-3), in their first match of preparation for the Rugby World Cup, Saturday at the Allianz Riviera in Nice.
Successful launch. The XV of France started his preparation for the World Cup in Japan (from September 20 to November 2) by a large victory against Scotland (32-3), Saturday at the Allianz Riviera in Nice.
The Blues, whose coaching has been strengthened since the Six Nations Tournament by Fabien Galthié, have scored five tries, including three in the first half, which immediately delighted the audience of the Allianz Riviera and widened a gap prohibitive to the break (20-3).
Raka hits the entrance
The first try was scored in the second minute by Alivereti Raka. The winger of Fijian origin wasted no time in opening his meter, from his first selection, after a pass from Wesley Fofana, himself served by Camille Lopez for a test stamped Clermont.
On the second try, Maxime Médard concluded in the corner a surplus played well by Lopez, while the third is a worn ball concluded by Grégory Alldritt.
But the most beautiful is certainly the fourth, scored after the break.
After a recovery ball, Lopez served on a step François Cros, author, after a breakthrough, a pass after contact for Antoine Dupont, Medard offering himself a double.
The fifth is due more to the individual talent of Damian Penaud, who slalomed 30 meters in the Scottish defense before sending scorer Dupont.
Defense and camp exits
The game appetite of the Blues, who have rarely hesitated to play handball recovery, was pleased to see.
Their progress in two sectors that had been sinning during the last tournament: defense and camp outings, are also noteworthy.
If the Scots have not been frankly threatening, the XV of France has managed not to cash test, including resistance to a great offensive in the last ten minutes.