Make sure the keys, one of its big weak spots, show realism, a vibrant chorus and do not shorten like in June in New Zealand: XV. France has a well-identified area of South Africa at a time of confrontation on Saturday in Stade de France.
Defense: ironing in the winter
It was one of the great satisfaction of the Six Nations Tournament last winter, the debut of Jacques Bruneel as a coach. The French defense then took water in New Zealand (52-11, 26-13, 49-14). "We have to find our aggressiveness and mobility of the tournament we did not have during the tour," says Geoffrey Doumayrou.
In the All Blacks Blues, "they've done a lot of tests on lost balloons and transition phases," Rochelaise said. "We must not hurry: try to find a balance in one or two times of the game and get them back under pressure. Be smart, let's throw and redraw the line," he says.
"Everyone must react at the same time in the same way," said Brunel, who chose a few centers in this sector (Bastareaud-Doumayrou). The front triangle Medard-Thomas-Penaud, which should be filled with air balloons, will be particularly at risk. Brunel realizes this: he partially justified the possession of Penau with his lightness below the balloons higher than Gael Fical.
It touches: it can only do better
Defeated by his best fighters, Yacouba Camara, wounded, the French list lags behind other great nations: 76.6% success alone is throwing this year, far from Welsh (93.3) or Irish (92.7).
"In New Zealand, we have come against the best organization in the world, we have had a little stress and we have relieved this stress that has not helped us," reminds Candidate Kélian Galletier.
According to French Montpellier, French "has found a mistake in touching" Boks and it has to be easy to do well: "It's not the number of combinations that balloons can offer, I even think it's the opposite, better to have the best time, the best relationship between heel and rider. "
Rather than the different combinations, "it is our ability to speed up our rivals", which will allow Blues to improve, believes in the third order. "Ireland, decides to be able to choose, but after it goes fast, it is necessary to distinguish decision-making and action."
Captain Yoanna Maestri will make the right choice. And Guilhem Guirado (76% success) and Camille Chat – which is "heel" Achilles (70%) – to ensure their feast. Blues also hopes to count, in particular, the drawbacks of Arthur Iturria's contribution, partly titrated for its "quality in the air," according to Brunel.
"Being patient" to make concrete
The second test, which was lost to the ruling world champions (26-13), clearly illustrated: "we will go through the first curtain, but we can not score," replies Antor Dupont's half-time. "It's obvious we're losing too many balloons in the end zone, we're not powerful enough," Galletier adds.
Solution? "Being patient in the brand zone, which is not necessarily French, it is difficult to multiply the time of the game, keeping the ball very long," Dupont estimates. The patience to use "the choice of play and rhythm", Toulousain specifies, "especially on slower balloons: he is not subject to silly pressure by pulling the balloon if he is not ready to play behind."
In crazy moments, crazy players learned at their own expense with a drop of Jonathan Sexton, who crucified them during the opening of the tournament (15-13): "Big teams, including Ireland, are able to keep the ball 20, 30 phases of the game and try to score it's really strategic intelligence, clarity and exchange, "Galletier sums up.