France coach Fabien Galthie performs down tense Eire scrape in Dublin as Les Bleus goal Six Nations title after selecting up two wins from two video games
- France picked up their second Six Nations win through a 15-13 triumph in Eire
- Charles Ollivon and Damien Pernaud scored tries for Les Bleus on Sunday
- France coach Fabien Galthie insists the victory is just a stepping stone
- Les Bleus haven’t gained the Six Nations trophy in over a decade
France claimed their first win in Dublin in a decade by beating Eire, however coach Fabien Galthie mentioned the achievement was nothing greater than a stepping stone to a higher purpose.
Les Bleus, again within the Six Nations combine since Galthie took over final yr, scored a strive by Charles Ollivon on their first incursion and defended stoutly in a tense finale to grab their second win in two video games on this yr’s championship.
France, who host the 2023 World Cup, prime the standings with 9 factors, forward of Wales on factors distinction. England are in third place on six factors.
Fabien Galthie insisted France’s 15-13 win in Eire was nothing greater than a ‘stepping stone’
Galthie’s facet snatched their second win in two video games on the Aviva Stadium on Sunday
‘We had been ready to win the sport, we gained the sport. It was our goal, that’s it,’ mentioned Galthie, who has led France to 9 victories in 11 video games. ‘We have now plenty of ambition for all our video games.
‘Every recreation will not be a purpose in itself, we’ve got larger targets. I believe the group will proceed to enhance.’
France suffered within the rucks and struggled within the lineouts within the first half however by no means panicked and punished Eire on their first foray, a collection of offloads resulting in a medical strive by Ollivon earlier than Damian Penaud added one other after the break.
Charles Ollivon scored considered one of France’s tries to maintain their Six Nations title desires alive
‘When we’ve got a possibility we convert it, though we may have carried out higher on that entrance,’ mentioned centre Gael Fickou, a veteran with 60 caps in a comparatively inexperienced facet.
Captain Ollivon, who praised his group’s capability to repair their lineout issues, mentioned: ‘It was a ferocious battle. We’re completely satisfied and proud. It was a conflict from the primary to the eightieth minute.’
France, who need to win the Six Nations for the primary time since 2010, will host Scotland in Paris in two weeks’ time.