On November 8, more than three weeks after the failure of the XV of France in the quarter-finals of "his" World Cup at home, Fabien Galthié (finally) took the floor to return to the cruel elimination against the Springboks. In essence, even if he admitted to being responsible for the failure, the coach of Les Bleus said that he had not made a mistake and that, if he had to do it again, he would do the same thing, arguing very favourable data on the match against the future world champions and taking refuge behind his excellent record of 80% victories at the head of Les Bleus since the beginning of 2020.
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An argument that, on or off the scene in the industry, has raised the hackles of a lot of people, including consultants Richard Dourthe ("He takes people for idiots") or Denis Charvet ("I can't stand him anymore"). In more polite terms, but well-argued and no less biting, our consultant during the World Cup, Pierre Berbizier, also expressed his frustration.
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