Even if the victory this Saturday in Japan was sluggish, the coach of the XV of France Fabien Galthié said he was satisfied with this Summer Tour.
The season of the XV of France ended on Saturday with a laborious 15-20 victory in Japan, but it remains a tenth success in a row for the Blues, whose team was heavily reworked for this Summer Tour in Asia, and coach Fabien Galthié did not want to be choosy. “The objective with this team was to win the three games we had on the program (including that of the British Barbarians against England on June 19 at Twickenham, editor’s note). He has been reached. It was important for us, the staff. If we take young players in development, we had to succeed in bringing them to this level of performance and that is why the objective was achieved “, confided the coach, according to comments relayed by The Team.
Galthié: “A lot of positive things in the second half”
Regarding this Saturday’s match, Fabien Galthié is happy to see that his team was able to react after being behind. “It was a very difficult match as everyone could see, with a comeback at half-time where we were trailing by 8 points. It was also the first time this season that we were trailing before the break and conceding a try just before the break. It’s a young team and it’s interesting to see how they would react. And then in the second half there is +13, so she was able to react, score, she created strong moments to concretize but she did not do it. Now you know that for us the important thing was to win the match. There are a lot of positive things in the second half that allowed us to win this game. The 2021-22 season is now over for the XV of France. See you now in November for matches against Australia, South Africa and Japan.