Thierry Dusautoir Responds To Reports That France Are Now Coaching Themselves


French reports emerged last night that Philippe Saint-André had been axed and that the French players were now coaching themselves. But at today’s press conference, captain Thierry Dusatoir was quick to dismiss these rumours and reports as false.

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I don’t understand what everyone is talking about.

We prepare for this game as a team and all the boys, coaches and manager are working together.

The L’Obs article claimed that some of the French players have already resigned themselves to a beating on Saturday against the All Blacks and that, although Saint-André was a great player, he lacks leadership for the role of head coach.

However, after Dusatoir quickly dismissed all these rumours he defiantly declared that:

It’s a team ready to play New Zealand.