The Blues beat New Zealand in the group match in Perth

The Blues beat New Zealand in the group match in Perth

After being drawn into a very tough Group C group in the presence of New Zealand, reigning Series 7 champions, Olympic champions Fiji and Samoa, the Blues have made a big 'Perth' as ​​they enter the third stage of the global circuit, in Australia. Jerome Daret's men, who will be joined by Antoine Dupont in the next stages of the circuit in Vancouver and Los Angeles, actually beat New Zealand (33-17) significantly, especially with the performance of Theo Forner, author of three tries at the start. Of the match. Jordan Cifo and Pauline Riva also tried there.

France have not beaten New Zealand since 2019 and have gone on a ten-match winless streak over the country, which currently ranks fourth in the world rankings after the first two stages of the seventh series, in Dubai and Cape Town.

The French team did not shy away from another great performance, as it only then lost at Golden Point Stadium to Fiji (21-26). After three attempts, the Blues led 21-7 in the second half, but faltered in the second half (21-21 at the end of normal time), before conceding the fourth attempt that ended the match.

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