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This Saturday afternoon, at 2 p.m., Les Bleues will face England in the final of the Six Nations tournament. The French players dream of obtaining their first Grand Slam for five years, but will have the difficult task of defeating the English, against them they have not won for eleven meetings.
It’s final day for the XV of France. The French players face England this Saturday afternoon at Twickenham. The kick-off will be given at 2 p.m. Les Bleues can dream of their first Grand Slam in five years.
Less than six months after a cruel defeat in the semi-finals of the World Cup, the French have rebuilt themselves. Exit coach Thomas Darracq, make way for the Ortiz-Mignot duo. Four matches and four victories later, Les Bleues are only one step away from the Grand Slam.
“We really hate to be there”
“The team will give everything until the end, until the 80th, to get this trophy, this Grand Slam”, assures the new captain Audrey Forlani. “We’re really looking forward to it now.”
And the challenge promises to be daunting against the English, winners of the last four Six Nations tournaments. They remain above all on eleven victories against the Blue. English women who, in addition, will be worn by the public of Twickenham, with more than 50,000 people, unheard of for a women’s rugby match.
A craze for women’s rugby that is confirmed
“It’s a very special event because playing in front of more than 50,000 people, nobody has ever experienced it and there will be a lot of excitement in this stadium. It’s going to be a great celebration for women’s rugby and for the ‘Future,’ rejoices Audrey Forlani.
The XV of France, which still dreams of repeating the feat of the boys, winners 53 to 10 of the English here at Twickenham a little over a month ago.