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Most beautiful test of the year: the French women's and men's teams awarded by World Rugby


The international body has appointed the test of Damian Penaud against Scotland and that of Emilie Boulard against Wales, during the Tourn

It was the last match of the Tournament, on March 26, a bad memory for the beaten Blues (27-23) at the Stade de France and finishing second in the competition behind Wales. But a flash in the grayness of this Sunday afternoon in the middle of an empty enclosure due to the closed doors imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, remained engraved in our memories. To the point that it has been awarded. At the very start of the second half, in the 46th minute, when the Blues lead in front of the Scots (13-10), Brice Dulin receives a candle and makes a volley stop 15 meters from his goal line. The tricolor back raises on about twenty meters, finds Romain Ntamack launched which pierces open field, relayed by Arthur Vincent tackled in the center of the field. On the following grouping,Antoine Dupont alerts Virimi Vakatawa who infiltrates between two defenders and a chistera of the right arm passes to Damian Penaud. The winger gives a little kick to follow for himself. He is the first on the ball, extends his foot and slumps in the in-goal. A royal test of more than 80 meters for a XV of France in full recovery.

Les Bleues did just as well.

On April 3 in Vannes, during their first match in a revamped competition where they will reach the final, beaten by the English (10-6), they pulverize the Welsh (53-0).

Two minutes from the end of the match, on a game reversal, back Emile Boulard finds himself at the end of the line on the left wing, hooks inside, eliminates an opponent, gives Maëlle Filopon who extends the action, and passes to Camille Imart who has arisen inside.

The latter, just before being tackled, serves Emilie Boulard who followed on the left wing and dives into the in-goal.


Source: leparis

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