Victorious over Italy last Sunday, the French continued against Ireland on Saturday.
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Serious against Italy at the opening of the Six Nations Tournament (39-6), last Sunday in Grenoble, the Blue confirmed against Ireland (40-5), Saturday April 2 in Toulouse. Widely favorites, the French held their rank, taking the lead in the third minute with a penalty from Caroline Drouin, never to let go of the match. A great performance unfortunately concluded with a yellow card addressed to Emilie Boulard after the siren.
The main objective of the offensive bonus was quickly achieved with four tries in the first period. Mélissande Llorens, for her first start (11th), Laure Sansus (23rd), Audrey Forlani (30th) and Clara Joyeux (37th) went to flatten the ball in the Irish in-goal during a half-time dominated by the head and shoulders by the French (26-0).
At home, Laure Sansus, elected woman of the match, even offered herself a double as soon as she returned from the locker room (47th). The Irish reduced the mark (55th), thus avoiding the zero point, but that did not seem to disturb Annick Hayraud’s players who went back to the front, scoring a sixth try through Emilie Boulard .
A convincing and reassuring performance after the imperfections of the match against Italy. The French will travel to Scotland next Sunday to try to string together a third victory in as many matches.