France go head to head with the England Rugby Team at Twickenham Stoop on Saturday with the opportunity of throwing the championship race for the Six Nations wide open as they look to live up to their reputation of being the most unpredictable team in European rugby. Having started their own campaign in the Six Nations with surprise defeats at the hands of Wales and Italy, the French side went from being one of the top sides in the competition to being flops in a matter of just eight days.
In what is the worst possible start to a Six Nations campaign for the French side, the national team coach has urged the players to put an end to their inconsistent run and get some focus back into their game. However, it wouldn’t be a peculiar event for the French team to come away with a victory from Twickenham with a victory and dent the hopes of a Grand Slam title for the England Rugby Team. Philip Saint-Andre, the head coach of the French team has stated that the team is going through one of its difficult phases and it needs to come out of its slumber and get some hard ground underneath its feet.
The England team will perhaps have been as surprised as any other after witnessing the meltdown of the French side, with Stuart Lancaster, the England Rugby Team boss labeling them as arguably the team to beat in the tournament.
But with Lancaster wary of the French side’s inconsistency, he will hope that his side comes through in the end as they keep their hopes of securing a title alive and not let a repeat of last year’s meltdown of their own affect the psychology of the team as they take on their enemies from across the Channel.