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Six nations: "There may be a danger that Scotland will get drunk", warns Richie Gray before facing France


The XV du Chardon “has its convictions”, insists the second line passed by Castres and Toulouse, before challenging the Blues on Sunday.

With two successes in two matches in the 2023 Six Nations Tournament, its best start in more than twenty years, Scotland "

has its convictions

", assured second line Richie Gray on Saturday on the eve of facing the Blues.

We have our beliefs.

It's been like that for a few years but it's transposed on the field, especially during the last two matches.

It will be a huge challenge on Sunday.

We have no doubt about the size of the challenge ahead of us

,” explained Richie.

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Playing at the Stade de France is always a privilege and we are still in the race to win the Tournament.

We are confident, we are only looking forward to going on the field and proving our worth

, ”added the second line (33 years old, 71 caps).

The XV du Chardon, winner of England (29-23) then Wales (35-7), is still in the race to win its first tournament since 1999. But a first success since it is disputed with six nations goes through a victory at the Stade de France on Sunday.

France is “a very technical team too and it will be a difficult, physical match”

We know it's a huge game.

There is perhaps a danger that we let ourselves be intoxicated, that we are too timid, but we know that we have a huge opportunity to seize.

We really want to show what we want

, ”assured the former Castres and Toulouse player.

France is a very good team.

They are the second nation in the world, they won the Tournament last season.

It's their first game at home this year, they're going to be looking forward to it.

Their fans are going to be behind them.

They're a very technical team as well and it's going to be a tough, physical game

,” Gray continued.

The XV of France, beaten by Ireland (32-19) after a sluggish success in front of Italy (29-24), receives Scotland on Sunday, on behalf of the 3rd day of the 2023 Tournament. was imposed 27-23 in its last match at the Stade de France, in March 2021.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-02-25

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