After falling last week in the last play of the match by 23-21, France pulled itself together and scored its first win in 31 years on Australian soil. Europeans won 28-26 before the Wallabies at AAMI Park in Melbourne and celebrated.
After the meeting, Fabien Galthié, coach of the winning team, spoke at a press conference about the performance of his team and their strength when defending: “Defense is the structure and backbone of a team. A team that defends is a team united. We live as we defend and today was a new example after the good performance achieved in the first game. “
To this, the Frenchman added that “we could be opportunistic, structured. We had weak moments, but we always returned to the game. We tried to be sharp when they weren’t expecting it and the important thing was to play as equals until the end and play with our weapons. This is what the players did admirably … I am proud of the behavior of the players“.
Finally, the Head Coach made reference to the replacement with respect to the first test against Australia. “We included five players who gave us a clean and jerk, but for the composition of the team in the last game we will wait.”