IT TOOK only 80 minutes but Philippe Saint-André once more finds himself with the world on his shoulders. Two victories from their first two matches in this Six Nations went some way towards banishing memories of France’s disastrous 2013 but their capitulation against Wales on Friday has exposed the failings of this French side.
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THERE IS a lot of love in the air. Not the kind of sickly sweet love, where champagne with strawberries is a must and a handmade card has to be presented on top of the Eiffel or Blackpool Tower while Frankie Goes to Hollywood blares out from a boombox circa ’92. Just lovely love for all things nice.
Posted 1 year ago
PHILIPPE SAINT-ANDRE has kept faith with his fumbling French side for the visit of Wales to the Stade de France on Saturday evening. Instead of bringing down the guillotine on the heads of players following their stunning defeat to Italy on Sunday the French coach has made just unenforced change. Mathieu Bastareaud replaces Florian Fritz in the centre, the big man’s first start for France since he played against England in the 2010 Six Nations.
Posted 2 years ago
FRANCE COACH Philippe Saint-Andre has dropped half-backs Morgan Parra and Francois Trinh-Duc to the bench for their RBS 6 Nations game against England on Sunday.
Toulouse fly-half Lionel Beauxis comes in for Trinh-Duc while former Leicester scrum-half Julien Dupuy, who now plays for Stade Francais, will don the No 9 jersey at Stade de France.
Neither Beauxis nor Dupuy have started a…