The XV of France rushes towards the “final”

Winners Sunday in Scotland (15-22); rugby players have taken a big step forward to compete for first place in the Nations Cup.

This trip to Edinburgh had two interests for the France team united in the same goal: victory. First to take a small revenge on a team from Scotland, the only nation to have dominated Fabien Galthié’s men in 2020. It was during the 4th day of the Six Nations Tournament on March 4 (28-17). .

And he had to win at Murrayfield to give himself a prospect of final success in this first edition of the Nations Cup. The XV of France consolidates its first place in group B before welcoming Italy next Saturday. The winner of the two pools will compete to determine the final first place of the competition.

Charles Ollivon and his teammates completed the mission by winning 22-15 and scoring the only try of the game, signed Virimi Vakatawa at the start of the second half.

The center of Racing, served by Rattez author of a breakthrough in the lines of the Chardon, flattened in force (42nd, 12-17). Apart from that, the scorers stood out: Duncan Weir from the Scots (15 points), and Thomas Ramos (14 pts) on the French side without forgetting the drop passed by Matthieu Jalibert (24th).

The Scots will regret not having found the touch after the siren (80th +2), Hogg’s kick ending in dead ball. So much the better for the men of Galthié who allow France to regain victory in Scotland. A first for 6 years.