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Galthie’s France ‘the group to beat’ at Rugby Planet Cup


Mar 18, 2023

Les Bleus start out their campaign by hosting New Zealand on September eight and have tasted defeat on their personal turf on just one particular occasion considering that Galthie took more than in December 2019.

Former Test captain Galthie has overseen impressive victories more than the likes of New Zealand, Australia and Planet Cup title holders South Africa more than the previous 18 months.

“I hope that teams are scared of us now,” Galthie told reporters soon after a 41-28 win against Wales in the Six Nations.

“We’re definitely the group to beat.

“We do have an impressive victory ratio. We’ve only lost after right here, against Scotland,” he added.

France ended this year’s Six Nations in second location behind Grand Slam winners Ireland.

They lost in the Irish capital in round 3 just before victories more than Scotland, England and Wales soon after sluggishly beating Italy in their opening game.

Galthie has been defeated just 3 occasions in the Six Nations considering that replacing Jacques Brunel soon after the 2019 Planet Cup.

“We began the Six Nations in a lacklustre way, we did as properly as we could,” Galthie, who turns 54 on Monday, stated.

“4 victories from 5 in 4 Six Nations, we have a achievement price of 80% in the Six Nations.

“So it really is pretty optimistic, if we have to do a purely factual round-up of items,” he added.

‘10,000 years’

Complete-back Thomas Ramos ended the Six Nations as the tournament’s leading scorer on 84 points, which comprised 3 tries, 18 conversions, ten penalties and a drop-purpose.

Considering the fact that Galthie took more than, France have beaten tv audience records and sold out stadiums across the nation as Les Bleus eye a very first Webb Ellis trophy soon after 3 lost finals and a quarter-final defeat in 2019.

“It is much better that there is enthusiasm than the opposite,” 27-year-old Ramos stated.

“I never assume it scares us.

“I assume we’re beginning to attain a maturity which suggests we handle to deal with stress.

“The enthusiasm will support us be much better than the prior Planet Cup, for instance,” he added.

Ramos was one particular of nine Toulouse players in the matchday squad for the win more than Wales and the French giants are nevertheless in the hunt for a record extending 22nd league title and sixth Champions Cup crown.

France will play Scotland twice, Fiji and Australia in pre-Planet Cup warm-up matches in August.

“I will have a tiny week of vacation, which will do some great,” Ramos stated.

“There is a season to finish, what ever the case with our clubs, you have anything to finish.

“Us with Toulouse, we’re nevertheless in it in two huge competitions.

“The Planet Cup will arrive rapidly, the preparation is at the start out of July so it really is like it really is virtually tomorrow.

“The finish of the season will really feel like ten,000 years,” he added.

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