Galthie’s France ‘building’ for World Cup after All Blacks win

France’s spectacular victory over New Zealand on Saturday put down a marker for the hosts’ potential on the subsequent Rugby World Cup.

The perimeters will meet once more on September 8, 2023, within the event’s opening recreation, additionally on the Stade de France.

The win marked former skipper Fabien Galthie’s 20th recreation in cost after he took over following the final World Cup, a contest Les Bleus have but to win.

“The squad imagine in themselves in a collective method. They don’t get labored up about issues. It’s vital to say that,” Galthie instructed reporters after the document success.

“This victory gained’t change us, we gained’t take ourselves for another person.

“It belongs to us. The group is constructing. It’s a passage, a step, our 20th match on our journey,” he added.

Galthie appointed scrum-half Antoine Dupont as captain for the three-match sequence with common skipper Charles Ollivon out with a severe knee damage.

Dupont’s aspect beat Argentina and Georgia earlier this month.

After main the All Blacks by 18 factors on the break they have been pinned again to 2 factors with 20 minutes left in Paris on the weekend.

“It’s an vital step in our journey, to have the ability to play in opposition to one of the best international locations. To have the ability to have an indicator and to point out we’ve the standard.

“We will construct on this recreation. We have been fearful and perhaps it may have turned the opposite method. We managed to remain calm and put our recreation in place.

“There’s loads of positives that we are able to use to construct on,” he added.

Factors to enhance

In early November Galthie spoke concerning the should be in video games till the closing moments after dropping fixtures, together with to Australia and Scotland this yr, within the dying minutes.

He additionally handed debuts to lock Thibaud Flament, scrum-half Maxime Lucu and winger Matthis Lebel.

After experimenting with common fly-half Romain Ntamack at centre and in-form Matthieu Jalibert within the stand-off function in opposition to the Pumas and the Lelos Galthie reverted to kind for the All Blacks victory.

“The constructing of the sequence, how we managed the squad, we had 42 gamers, we noticed loads of gamers, competitors, we began to get sturdy coordinations,” the spectacle-wearing 52-year-old mentioned.

“It allowed us, no matter occurred, to be in a recreation on the finish. There wasn’t one match the place we weren’t ready to win.

“The satisfaction is confirmed resulting from competitors. Collectively the group are current,” he added.

Les Bleus’ subsequent fixture are within the 2022 Six Nations with Italy travelling to the French capital in early February.

Galthie challenged his squad to maintain consistency in a marketing campaign which additionally contains welcoming Eire and England to the Stade de France.

“There are factors to enhance,” Galthie mentioned.

“We’ve to keep up this degree of efficiency. It would present {that a} group is there, a group that counts.”

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