France believe the 38-18 victory over Tonga was prefect preparation for what awaits them when they play South Africa.
Morgan Parra guided a listless France to a 38-18 victory over Tonga in an ill-tempered one-off Test match in Le Havre on Saturday.
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has vowed to rid his side of the bitter taste of defeat when they host Tonga in Le Havre on Saturday.
France will be out to erase the memory of one of their most embarrassing defeats when they face Tonga in Le Havre on Saturday.
Wing Sofiane Guitoune and centre Gael Fickou will start a Test match for France for the first time, against Tonga in Le Havre on Saturday.
South African-born loose forward Antonie Claassen is one of seven players cut from the France squad ahead of the weekend’s game against Tonga.
France have called up Frederic Michalak and Fulgence Ouedraogo for next weekend’s Test against Tonga.
London Wasps have signed prop Taione Vea and William Helu following their involvement in the recent Pacific Nations Cup with Tonga.
Constraints of the international calendar are to blame for the All Blacks' absence of Test matches against neighbouring Pacific Island teams.
Fiji won the Pacific Nations Cup for the first time with a 34-21 victory over Tonga on the final day of the five-team tournament on Sunday.
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