XV of France (F): winning return for the Blue against South Africa (46-3)

the essential The French women largely dominated the South Africans on Saturday 6 November in Vannes, scoring 7 tries during this first meeting of the autumn tour. They now have a date with the New Zealand women …

The XV of France female, with a rejuvenated team, showed itself without mercy with South Africa (46 – 3) for its return on Saturday to Vannes during a warm-up lap before a perilous double duel against New Zealand, reigning world champion.

After this great success of 7 tries for nothing, the Bleues will host the Black Ferns next Saturday in Pau and then on 19 in Castres for two prestigious matches which will allow them to compete. gauge less than a year before the World Cup, organized in New Zealand from October 8 to 10 November 2022.

Before their reunion at the Rabine stadium, the French had not played since 30 April and a very frustrating defeat to England (17 – 12), their bête noire, at the Stadium of Villeneuve-d’Ascq. That evening, a failure of the lighting, shortly after the hour of play, had ruined the hopes of reversal of situation of the “Hungry”, their nickname.

Only two of the holders lined up on Saturday had meanwhile donned the blue jersey but at seven during an Olympic campaign during the summer in Tokyo completed with the silver medal around the neck: the young center Chloé Jacquet (19 years), who honored her first selection at fifteen at Vannes, and the opening half Caroline Drouin.

The N. from Stade Rennes left before the hour mark after scoring nine points in front of the poles and missing two conversions. Failures without consequences for her team, ultra-domineering in front of overwhelmed South Africans, that the French will find in their group during the World Cup on October 8 in Auckland.

The female Boks, thirteenth in the world ranking (France 4th), do not play in the same court as their male counterparts, winners of the World Cup 2019, the third in their history .

The difference in level was also felt from the start of the meeting. The Bleues were already leading 22 – 0 with three tries registered, including a double from the third row center Emeline Gros, before the half hour mark.

The second Safi Ndiaye line, like a steamroller, also flattened twice, just before the break and then back from the locker room.

Caroline Boujard hit the nail on the head as the last quarter of an hour approached by sowing panic in the South African defense, on her right wing.

The three-quarter Mélissande Llorens, 17 years, closed the offensive festival with a try for his first cape, before the Boks avoid a dotted zero.

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