XV of France: the pride of Galthié despite the defeat, "the players were grandiose"

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Fabien Galthié praised the behavior of his players and the progress of the group’s neophytes after the defeat (30-33) of the France team in Brisbane, against Australia.

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The XV of France lost (30-33) its third and last match in Australia, against the Wallabies reduced to fourteen after only five minutes. After losing the first match (23-21) on July 7, the Blues recovered (28-26) six days later but they could not win their first victorious tour in Australia since 1972. What feed immense regrets. Fabien Galthié, the coach, smiling and relaxed, however preferred to emphasize and retain the progress seen during these three summer tests. “This France group has been exemplary from start to finish during these four weeks,” he said alongside Anthony Jelonch “very happy despite the defeat”.

Galthié: “An incredible experience”

While he was promised beatings with a shovel, the French team, deprived of tired executives, again showed remarkable courage in the face of much more experienced Australians. Young players have emerged at the highest level, like the “nugget” Jaminet, still very inspired in Brisbane. France took the match by the right end, as in the two previous meetings, and scored remarkable tries, in particular this action concluded 80 meters further after a nice exchange between Couilloud and Thomas on the small side.

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“We already felt for two tests that the team was starting to build, we felt that the team was gaining strength, said Fabien Galthié. It’s a match where we were more consistent at times. Maybe on the game in front of the defense we were better than in previous matches. It’s an incredible experience that we have just lived with this brand new team, all under construction, with three matches to play until the last action. The first feeling is to congratulate the players, because they were great, all in their own way. “

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