Final words, Italy up next
Wallabies vs France | That’s it for today’s blog action; try to forget about it. Although a rusty version and short on playing time, Australia played some nice football against one of the top two sides in the world. Additionally, there were a few appropriate individual performances.
The Wallabies are still a team that is far from the steady, precise play of the top three teams in the world. Next week, they travel to Florence to take on Italy, and after that, they travel to Ireland to take on another elite squad. Tom Decent will keep providing you with excellent coverage. Have you seen the conversation he had with Taniela Tupou? Not to be overlooked.
Tonight in Paris, the big guy put on a solid performance. I’m glad we have him. Tupou, exactly. Not Good. The Prince of Coogee, however, also functions well.
I’m off. We appreciate you joining us on the exhilarating Wallaby fan journey.
report about a game
Here is Tom’s match report from Paris as he is now speaking with the teams. And a spicy perspective from Iain Payten, another of our esteemed rugby writers.
“You can’t even let them smell at them”
After the game, Wallabies coach Dave Rennie appeared dejected.
It’s difficult to lose so late in the play, but I’m proud of the spirit and perseverance,” Rennie remarked. “We had to defend quite a bit tonight, and I think we did it for a big portion of the game. In the final 10 minutes, we simply needed to hold the field position a little bit better.
“We spilled a little bit of the pill at breakdown, which impacted us since they were stronger in that region and had an impact on our continuity. We had somewhat less ball than they did, yet our territory and penalty totals were very comparable.
They are a positive side, and you shouldn’t smell them. It’s difficult to lose that way.