Safety-first France book place in final
The Rugby Paper|November 29, 2020
AN experimental France side ran in five tries against a dogged Italy in Paris to book their place in the Autumn Nations Cup final against England at Twickenham next weekend
JAMES HARRINGTON

They did it without Ntamack, Dupont, Vakatawa, or Fickou. There was no Ollivon, Alldritt, Marchand, or Le Roux. France blooded 11 debutants and named a starting pack with 13 caps between them.

Since the turn of the millennium, France have twice fielded sides with as little experience or less – notably in Argentina in July 2016, and against New Zealand at graveyard Eden Park in 2007. They lost both times.

Baptiste Serin, captain and France's most-capped player last night, had made his debut in that match in Argentina.

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