Win over New Zealand gives France hope for Six Nations title - Fabien Galthie

France head coach Fabien Galthie
France head coach Fabien Galthie
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France head coach Fabien Galthie believes the win over New Zealand during the Autumn Nations series will provide a huge confidence for the Les Bleus as they head into the Six Nations tournament.

Having defeated Argentina and Georgia, France headed into the clash against the All Blacks with confidence and it was evident as Peato Mauvaka scored a double while Romain Ntamack and Damian Penaud also scored a try apiece as they went on to win the encounter with a 40-25 margin.

It was also the first win for France against the New Zealand since 2009 and Galthie believes it will give them belief of winning the upcoming Six Nations campaign after having last clinched the title in 2010.

“This match against the All Blacks counts as one of the big victories. It gave us hope,” he told AFP.

“Right now, we’re in a position to win a title and we wish, we want to win. It’s not an aim.

“We’ll give ourselves the means to do so. But then you have to play the matches.”

Galthie is set to name his Six Nations squad a week ahead of their training camp which will be based near Marseille.

France will kick-start their Six Nations 2022 campaign with a clash against Italy to be played in Paris on 6th February.


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