It is now Namibia which stands on the road to the French XV in this Rugby World Cup. For Fabien Galthié’s players, he is an opponent well within reach. The Namibians also suffered two scathing defeats against Italy and New Zealand in this World Cup. Obviously, seeing such scores, the XV of France also wants to strike very hard during this meeting at the Vélodrome.
A new slap for the Namibia facing XV of France ? So far, the big setbacks have been one after another for the Blues’ next opponents. Indeed, facing theItalythe Namibia was severely bowed (52-8). And facing the New Zealandit was even more important since the All Blacks had fun offensively to finish with an improved victory 71-3. It is now the turn of XV of France and obviously, we expect offensive fireworks fromAntoine Dupont and his teammates. And this is also what we hope for Thomas RamosFrench rear.
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“They took a lot of points in the first two games, we also want to score some”
At a press conference this Tuesday, Thomas Ramos announced the color for this meeting between the XV of France and the Namibia. « Above all, we want to have fun together, while respecting Namibia. They took a lot of points in the first two matches, we also want to score some too but that will require respecting our game, being patient. It is not by throwing balloons everywhere that we will succeed in crossing them. We all want to progress with our offensive system, we have set ourselves the goal of being good on our attack », he first blurted out, hoping that the XV of France will therefore score a lot of points.
“We are not in competition with the All Blacks on this subject”
Will the objective then be to do better than what the New Zealand in front of the Namibia ? Not necessarily. “ We are not in competition with the All Blacks on this subject. We faced them in the opening match and we are happy to have beaten them. Against Namibia, they did good things that we can build on, and that’s good for them. We focus on our team: we want to be good everywhere, but above all to have fun offensively, and collectively “, has followed Thomas Ramos. See you this Thursday evening to attend this meeting between the XV of France and the Namibia.