6 Nations 2024 – Christophe Urios on French XV: ‘I stopped watching the game at half-time’

On the sidelines of his side’s win against Lyon this Saturday, the Clermontois manager returned to the France XV’s defeat against Ireland. Christophe Urios admits he couldn’t watch this match until the end as the Blues found themselves in trouble…

Day after XV defeat of France against Ireland was played the fourteenth day of the championship. A failure that left its mark and that inevitably caused talk in the backwaters Top 14. The evening ended much better for Christophe Urios than Fabien Galthié the day before. After he had he got such an important win against LyonThe Clermontois could take a deep breath. Therefore, the ASM manager appeared at the post-match press conference with a smile on his face.

He also needs to get over the World Cup setback

If Christophe Urios rather dwelled on his team’s victory, he also focused on the difficulties of the French team at the start of this tournament. 6 Nations Tournament : “I stopped watching the match at half time because I understood that it was going to be difficult for the French XV. And he wasn’t wrong, it was hard. The French have had all the problems in the world with this Clover XV and for the Clermont manager it can also be explained by a few changes in the squad: “This team changed a lot of things, especially in terms of personnel, and then they ran into a well-established, established Ireland team at a very, very high level.”.

In addition to the new technicians that now surround the coach, Christophe Urios admits: “I was struck by the difference in physical effort, I really found ourselves overwhelmed. But we have to give this team some time. I think they also need to overcome the failure at the World Cup.’. After crashing out in the quarter-finals of the World Cup and disappointing against Ireland, the France XV must now get going again in Scotland. See you this Saturday, February 10 at 3:15 p.m.

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