Rugby: the feat of the Blues and the strength of the English team

The Autumn Nations Series will end next Saturday with a match between Samoans and Barbicans. But we can already discuss the admirable course of the French and English teams.

The French and English players won three out of three matches this season, which is enough to consider it a good game for the upcoming Six Nations tournament. Against the Tonga Islands, Australia and South Africa, English players were able to stay true to themselves despite teams that sometimes gave them a tough time. For his part, the Frenchman ended his season with a feat against the great All Blacks.

English team: A solid performance

The season began without much effort for the British, who won their first match against Tonga Islands in 69 to 3, taking eight attempts. Against Australia, England also dominated the match with great ease. 32 to 15 for an eighth consecutive win against the Wallabies. The little black spot on the board of this powerful and disciplined team is their No. 2, Jamie George, who walks off the field after a decisive action.

To complete this winning terset, England face South Africa at Twickenham Stadium this weekend. After being stripped of the gold medal by the Springboks at the previous World Cup, XV de la Rose took revenge in a chaotic match. With many errors, the English team allowed their opponents’ scores to climb, penalty after penalty. In the end, newcomer to the team, No. 22, Marcus Smith scored a last-minute penalty against the shorthand South African to help his side win. Hence, a solid performance for the English, but not breathtaking from one of the best teams in the world.

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The British had a very easy win against the Americans this weekend when they had not grounded their first team. He thus “nucleared” the United States with a score of 89 to 0 after two impressive victories against New Zealand and Canada.

French team extended, snatched victory against All Blacks

The French played their first game in front of an audience since February 2020 against Argentina’s Puma. 29 to 20, a complicated and messy match at which half Antoine Dupont expressed himself as saying that the blues “could have done better”. Follows a match against Georgia where XV of France outwitted their opponents. With a double from Mouwaca, who had already made his first attempt against Argentina, the French team was well out from 41 to 15. A resounding win despite an injury to Julian Marchand. Finally, the long-awaited game, which many say is historic, arrived last weekend.

At the Stade de France at 9 p.m. on Saturday, the French players began a spectacular match against the New Zealand giants, which they won 40 to 25. Such a score had not been scored since 1973 and the French had not defeated the All Blacks. Paris since 1998. The match was the occasion for brilliant actions such as a counter-attack from No. 10 Romain Entamac, who, at the start of his ambush, went on to nearly half of his field, the interception that led to the test of Damien Peynaud, or Man of the Fourth Test mauveka in three matches. The match was selected. Something to make coach Fabian Galthy proud and announce color for the next World Cup in France in 2023.

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The Frenchman has nothing to envy his male counterparts as they too thrashed New Zealand at the hands of this Saturday. 29 to 9 for Les Bleues, who didn’t stop imposing their game on the Black Ferns during the 80 minutes of the match, as a bonus, a brilliant double was scored by Marie-Aurelie Castell.

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