2019 Six Nations: Guilhem Guirado says France blown away by England’s first-half show | Different Sports activities


France was left reeling by England’s kick-chase tactic within the first half of their 44-Eight thrashing at Twickenham, based on Les Bleus captain Guilhem Guirado.

Elliot Daly’s grubber kick by for Jonny Might’s first attempt contained in the opening two minutes proved to be an indication of issues to return as England steadily uncovered the house behind France’s backs.

Might went over twice extra to say a hat-trick earlier than Henry Slade sealed a bonus level simply earlier than the interval, with Damian Penaud, the person England focused again and again, scoring France’s sole try.

England was 30-Eight up at halftime, which meant the sport was over even earlier than a penalty attempt to a rating from Owen Farrell within the second interval.

“We by no means managed the sport within the first half,” Guirado advised ITV.

“We took lots of strain within the kick-chase – 30-Eight within the first half…it’s totally laborious to return again.

“We did not have good ball and we by no means got here to interrupt the road.”

It has been 9 years since France had been final Six Nations champions and, after throwing away a 16-Zero result in be crushed by Wales within the opener of this 12 months’s event, the loss in “Le Crunch” nearly ended their title hopes for an additional 12 months.

“At present we now have not made our depth and we have to work laborious to return again for Scotland within the subsequent sport,” Guirado mentioned.

“It is robust however we have to work very laborious to return again.”

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