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XV of France: "They have returned to a very English identity", Flament warns before the Crunch


The second line of the XV of France spoke about the displacement of the Blues on Saturday against the English.

The XV of France is wary of the XV of the Rose, its next opponent in the Tournament on Saturday at Twickenham, returned "

to a very English identity

" with its new coach, estimated the second line Thibaud Flament on Wednesday.

They returned to a very English identity, instilled by Borthwick, who embodies this style a little.

He was known for that with the Leicester Tigers, they already had this game identity. It's a team that really has its identity and plays on this game

, ”explained Flament a few days before the Crunch.

Steve Borthwick (43, 57 caps between 2001 and 2010) was appointed England coach in December to replace Australian Eddie Jones, who was fired after a disastrous 2022, punctuated by six defeats.

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It's a very dangerous team.

They have changed coach and staff.

They were a bit rough but the English are very good at reorganizing themselves and staying focused on simple, precise things that they do well.

They don't need a lot of time to get up to speed

," added the Toulousain (25, 14 caps). "

We worked a lot on their strategy: they use the game a lot on foot, they came back a little to what they were doing before, this game of pressure, of candles … We are preparing to defend our assaults there,

”added the winger of Lyon and the Blues Ethan Dumortier (21 years old, 3 sel.).

The French, who face England on Saturday during the 4th day of the Six Nations Tournament, dominated Italy (29-24) then fell in Ireland (32-19) before recovering in front of Scotland (32- 21).

The English, they were beaten from the start by Scotland (29-24) then chained two successes against Italy (31-14) and Wales (20-10).

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-03-08

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