The manager of the France team was the guest of Franceinfo Sunday morning.
“The players have erased ten years of frustration”, said proudly Raphaël Ibañez, manager of the France team, Sunday February 23 on Franceinfo. He reacted to the victory the day before, the Blues against Wales 27 to 23. “We felt more than a selection, that's what I think symbolizes this victory against the Welsh”, said Raphaël Ibañez.
“We said to the players: in the space of 80 minutes, in a match with so much courage and consistency, you erased ten years of frustration”, continues Raphaël Ibañez while the Blues had not won at the Millennium Stadium, the legendary Welsh stadium in Cardiff, for a decade. It was in 2010, also the date of the last grand slam carried out by the XV of France in the Six Nations Tournament, that is to say finish the tournament without losing a single match.
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Through these fine results, Raphaël Ibañez does not forget the Top 14 clubs, which for some of them played without their executives this weekend. A relationship that has experienced ups and downs in recent years. “There is an obvious link that is being created with Top 14 clubs. It allows us to train 42 players, to train them at high intensity.” In previous years, the France team coach could only select 31 players.
“This team is embodying something”, repeats the manager of the XV of France.