Rugby Union – France feel 'backs to the wall' after Ireland defeat

Rugby Union - France feel 'backs to the wall' after Ireland defeat– French captain Thierry Dusautoir said his side must quickly “recharge” for their World Cup final against New Zealand which will be held at a venue holding bad memories for the defending champions. Ireland’s 24-9 win over France in a bruising encounter at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday consigned Les Bleus to face the All Blacks in their first sudden-death match next weekend. “We will talk about the things that didn’t work, especially the rucks which were catastrophic, and concentrate on the (next) match,” said scrum half Sebastien Tillous-Borde.

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