For their first test-match of the autumn tour, the Blues have made the race in the lead but eventually lose 26-29 against the Springboks.
Even when one has been experimenting with it for a while, the experience of defeat remains cruel. Especially the latter in date. The XV of France thought well hold his first victory in five games, but South Africa showered Saturday, November 10 the Stade de France in the last second on a test of the pillar Dyantyi. The Springboks won 29-26 in a game where they never made it.
In the first half, the Blues dominate but do not concretize in the image of winger Teddy Thomas. Scorers are efficient on both sides (9-9). Captain Guilhem Guirado is going show the way and pulls out for to mark in corner (37e). The French led in the lead at the break (16-9).
Dyantyi crucifies the Blues
After the break, Mathieu Bastareaud enjoys a ball released by winger Nksosi for inscribe a second try (43e). Unfortunately, Sebastien Vahaamahina gives the Springboks courtesy on the dismissal and Nkosi redeems himself for plant the test of hope for visitors (44e).
Impérial vis-a-vis the poles, the striker Pollard adds six points to the foot and brings back his team to a point after the hour of play. Baptiste Serin restores four points ahead to the Blues on penalty (26-22). The XV of France suffers but Arthur Ituria and Maxime Médard twice save the homeland and deprive the Boks of the test. But nobody will arrive at stop the South African pack on the last action, Dyantyi stands out for crucify Blues.
The French will try to rebuild a health and morale against Argentina next Saturday at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq.