Friendly: France beat Italy one month before the World Cup finals in New Zealand

Friendly: France beat Italy one month before the World Cup finals in New Zealand

Women’s 15th France, who dominated Italy but did not shine last Saturday in Nice (21-0), fell on Friday 9 September (26-19) to the same opponents, a result more than troubling unless it is a month of World Cup . In New Zealand (October 8 – November 12).

It’s the Italians’ first win over the Tricolors since March 17, 2019 and a success (31-12) in Padua in the VI Nations Championship.

Les Bleues, in their last warm-up match before Women’s Rugby World Cupfirst dominated the match before being promoted by the Italians to score, then reacted but to no avail.

Defeat tainted ahead of Sunday’s announcement of a 32-man squad who will head to Auckland on September 22.

\ ud83c \ udfc9 What a surprise in this test match in Italy!

\ ud83c \ uddeb \ ud83c \ uddf7 The French lost 26-19 to the most daring and decisive Italians

\ ud83c \ udf0f Les Bleues will play the Rugby World Cup in October in New Zealand

– francetvsport (@francetvsport) September 9, 2022

Renovated from XV

In this second meeting with Italy, the sixth country in the world, coach and coach Thomas Darrac made five changes, ultimately throwing an unprecedented joint made up of young opener Lina Queroy and veteran half Pauline Bourdon. In the absence of Gaëlle Hermet, injured in the knee, the prostitute Agathe Sochat took on the role of captain.

In the first two French attempts, Madoussou Fall (8), in effect and between publications, and Romane Ménager (30) for her fiftieth choice, the Italians responded, without admiration, with the prostitute Melissa Bitoni (35), the appointed captain in the absence of Manuela Forlan, who was affected in The cruciate ligaments of the right knee at the end of the meeting in Nice, then by the middle Michela Celeri before the break (12-14, 38).

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Lee Blue came back to score

Returning from the dressing room, and continuing their momentum, the Italians scored a third attempt from full-back Vitoria Ostuni Minutsi, taking advantage of the advantage for the first time (19-14, 45).

The reaction finally, thanks to the excellent entry of Jesse Tremoliere, the French managed to equalize, thanks to their winger Melisande Lorenz (19-19, 68), before the referee awarded a penalty kick (75th place), the win, to Italy.

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