La France battue de justesse en demi-finale par la Nouvelle-Zélande

France was narrowly defeated in the semi-finals by New Zealand

France’s fifteenth women’s national team narrowly failed (25-24) on Saturday at the gates of the Rugby World Cup final, during a very close match against New Zealand.

The end of a blues dream. The France XV women’s national team came close to qualifying for the first time in its history in the Rugby World Cup final, which it lost on Saturday 5 November in Auckland (25-24) from New Zealand, with a penalty missed by Caroline Drouin in the match. last minute.

The Black Ferns, world champions, will face England in the final next Saturday, triumphing over Canada (26-19) who will face France for the bronze.

The French, who qualified for the eighth time in the semi-finals of the World Cup, still failed at the gates of the final, in front of a team that had just been defeated four times in a row.

In this first match between the two nations on New Zealand soil, in a sparse Eden Park pitch, the suspense continued right to the end, with this penalty the Blues getting in the last minute, but the irreplaceable Caroline Drouin failing to pass.

“It was a match on the line, we are disappointed, we will have to absorb (…) We had a lot of heart throughout the competition, we showed it again today. (…) Next week we will move up to third place, “that’s what He confirmed it after meeting Captain Gael Hermit, at the TF1 mic.

With Agence France-Presse

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