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France: French rugby team gets final training run ahead of Wales clash02:25

France: French rugby team gets final training run ahead of Wales clash

France, Marcoussis
January 31, 2019 at 18:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

France's national rugby team held the traditional pre-match Captain's Run on Thursday at their training centre of Marcoussis, one day ahead of their opening Six Nations match against Wales.

The Captain's Run is the final training session before a match and is traditionally led by the team's captain. The French captain Guilhem Guirado led the session, under the supervision of France's head coach Jacques Brunel and the head of the French Rugby Federation Bernard Laporte.

After the Captain's Run, Guirado said in an interview that "of course you have to win the tournament, but we must remain humble, modest even if we showed beautiful things during the month of November."

"Here I estimate and I hope to have a little more regularity and consistency in our performance. But at the end I hope that this test will allow us to win," he added.

For the first time in several years France are not one of the favourites to win the Six Nations tournament but will nevertheless hope for a good start in their clash against Wales in Paris on Friday evening.

France: French rugby team gets final training run ahead of Wales clash02:25
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France's national rugby team held the traditional pre-match Captain's Run on Thursday at their training centre of Marcoussis, one day ahead of their opening Six Nations match against Wales.

The Captain's Run is the final training session before a match and is traditionally led by the team's captain. The French captain Guilhem Guirado led the session, under the supervision of France's head coach Jacques Brunel and the head of the French Rugby Federation Bernard Laporte.

After the Captain's Run, Guirado said in an interview that "of course you have to win the tournament, but we must remain humble, modest even if we showed beautiful things during the month of November."

"Here I estimate and I hope to have a little more regularity and consistency in our performance. But at the end I hope that this test will allow us to win," he added.

For the first time in several years France are not one of the favourites to win the Six Nations tournament but will nevertheless hope for a good start in their clash against Wales in Paris on Friday evening.

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