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Galthie’s France ‘the crew to beat’ at Rugby World Cup


Mar 18, 2023

Les Bleus begin their marketing campaign by internet hosting New Zealand on September 8 and have tasted defeat on their very own turf on only one event since Galthie took over in December 2019.

Former Take a look at captain Galthie has overseen spectacular victories over the likes of New Zealand, Australia and World Cup title holders South Africa over the previous 18 months.

“I hope that groups are fearful of us now,” Galthie informed reporters after a 41-28 win in opposition to Wales within the Six Nations.

“We’re definitely the crew to beat.

“We do have a powerful victory ratio. We have solely misplaced as soon as right here, in opposition to Scotland,” he added.

France ended this 12 months’s Six Nations in second place behind Grand Slam winners Eire.

They misplaced within the Irish capital in spherical three earlier than victories over Scotland, England and Wales after sluggishly beating Italy of their opening recreation.

Galthie has been defeated simply 3 times within the Six Nations since changing Jacques Brunel after the 2019 World Cup.

“We began the Six Nations in a lacklustre means, we did in addition to we might,” Galthie, who turns 54 on Monday, mentioned.

“4 victories from 5 in 4 Six Nations, now we have a hit charge of 80% within the Six Nations.

“So it’s extremely optimistic, if now we have to do a purely factual round-up of issues,” he added.

‘10,000 years’

Full-back Thomas Ramos ended the Six Nations because the event’s prime scorer on 84 factors, which comprised three tries, 18 conversions, 10 penalties and a drop-goal.

Since Galthie took over, France have crushed tv viewers information and offered out stadiums throughout the nation as Les Bleus eye a primary Webb Ellis trophy after three misplaced finals and a quarter-final defeat in 2019.

“It is higher that there is enthusiasm than the alternative,” 27-year-old Ramos mentioned.

“I do not assume it scares us.

“I feel we’re beginning to attain a maturity which implies we handle to take care of stress.

“The passion will assist us be higher than the earlier World Cup, for instance,” he added.

Ramos was one in every of 9 Toulouse gamers within the matchday squad for the win over Wales and the French giants are nonetheless within the hunt for a report extending twenty second league title and sixth Champions Cup crown.

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

“I am going to have somewhat week of vacation, which can do some good,” Ramos mentioned.

“There is a season to complete, regardless of the case with our golf equipment, you will have one thing to complete.

“Us with Toulouse, we’re nonetheless in it in two large competitions.

“The World Cup will arrive shortly, the preparation is firstly of July so it is prefer it’s virtually tomorrow.

“The tip of the season will really feel like 10,000 years,” he added.