Les Bleus must be bold

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:22
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: While there was understandable frustration from France following their failure to win at Twickenham in the opening round of the Six Nations, prop Cyril Baille insists they must have faith in their game plan.

Les Bleus lost 16-19 to England, narrowly losing out after Ben Te'o's late try, and will now turn their attention to Scotland who travel to Paris on Sunday.

Baille was appearing in his first Six Nations clash, having made his international debut in November, and was part of a strong French pack that caused England problems.

And although the result was disappointing - following similarly narrow losses to Australia and New Zealand in November - Baille is confident France can build on the performance.

"We need continuity," he said.

"We can't go back to square one and start again. We have to use the last game as a reference point to kick on.

"Talking about Twickenham doesn't hold us back: we had a good game and lost by three points.

"There are some good things and we can build on them. Like for example, our ability to make ground when we had the ball."

Meanwhile back row forward Damien Chouly explained that Les Bleus had moved on from last weekend and were ready for the Scots.

"We're not going to look back at Twickenham until Friday," he said.

"We've looked back individually and collectively on the video on Monday.

"That's good, now we know what we need to work on and correct."

France have not lost to Scotland in Paris since 1999, but they did lose to the Scots at BT Murrayfield in last year's Championship, their first defeat in meetings between the sides in a decade.

Source: @SixNationsRugby

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