ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Thursday Feb 17, 2022

WATCH: Viral video of ferocious French defence in huge Six Nations clash

France displayed some furious defence in their clash with Ireland.

ADVERTISEMENT

France and Ireland competed in a titanic Six Nations battle at the Stade de France last Saturday. Many fans believed that this game would or could potentially decide the championship.

Going to Paris was never going to be an easy task for Ireland. World Player of the Year, Antoine Dupont scored the opening try of the game which was converted by full back Melvyn Jaminet. Jaminet then added another penalty a few minutes later to give France an early 10-0 lead. Ireland needed a response and that is exactly what was delivered. Off the subsequent kickoff following the Jaminet penalty, Mack Hansen scored. Joey Carbery put the kickoff deep inside the french half, but not far enough that Ireland couldn’t contest. Hansen at full tilt, wins the ball and doesn’t break stride. Hansen was completely uncontested in the air by fullback Jaminet and Hansen scored in the corner for his first international try. Carbery converted from out wide to get Ireland back in it leaving the score at 10-7 only 8 minutes into the game.

France built themselves into a half time lead of 19-7 However, Ireland clawed their way back with a valiant second half comeback. The game finished 30-24 in favour of the home side with Ireland coming away with a losing bonus point.

Defence
France’s defence was brilliant throughout the game. It is clear that the French squad are really buying into former Wales and British and Irish Lions coach Shaun Edwards defence system. Many occasions when Ireland had the ball in decent attacking opportunities, were they turned over by courageous French defenders trying to win the ball back.


The video below shows just how ferocious this french defence was. Although Ireland didn’t lose the ball on the occasion showed in the video, however their attack was subsequently put under massive pressure. This one instance of counter rucking from the french, made the gain-line win on the next phase much more difficult from Ireland having been driven backwards. The play for France unfortunately ended in a penalty to Ireland but you have to admire the beautiful counter rucking from France.

One comment on the video said “French defensive attitude is phenomenal. They want to win the ball back at every opportunity and don’t give the attacking side a chance to set up an attacking ruck.” This perfectly sums up the French defensive strategy they employed versus Ireland.

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Morgan Parra Blasts SA Clubs

  • 35 WEEKS AGO

    French ProD2 Prop Score Try

  • 39 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: 12 minute highlight reel of Antoine...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Quick Thinking Etzebeth Scores Thrilling Try To Keep Sharks Alive In London

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Carlin Isles scores cracking tries in return to sevens rugby

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Chaotic try in classic footage shows just how unpredictable a rugby ball can be

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Jamie George Proves To Be The Ultimate Footballer In Sarries Win

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Lyon Loosehead Hamza Kaabeche Caught In Prop’s Worst Nightmare

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 0 HOUR AGO

    Leicester Tigers And Springbok Number Eight In Hot Water For Sickening Ankle Roll

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Controversy Brewing Following Lack Of TMO intervention In ‘Dangerous’ Toulouse Tackle

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Toulouse demonstrate power with spine tingling hits

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Ugly Club Rugby Incident Caught On Camera

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    The Rarest Of Sights As Tuilagi Left Flattened By Giant Toulouse Secondrow

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Almost 35,000 have now signed petition to reverse new grassroots tackle laws

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    RFU introduce maximum of waist high tackling in amateur rugby

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Big players omitted in Borthwick's new squad and Jones finds a new job - The fallout

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Chaotic try in classic footage shows just how unpredictable a rugby ball can be

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Stormers finish off magical tries in the URC

View All

Funnies

  • 0 HOUR AGO

    Australian Broadcasters Slammed For ‘Pathetic’ Attack On International Referee

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    “I’m Too Old” Referee Substituted In Bizarre Incident

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Bad day for referee Adam Leal as he takes a battering and then gets called by the wrong name

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Tommy Bowe with almighty blunder

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Wild Acrobatics On Show As Toulouse Thump Clermont

View All

Amateur

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Josh Bassett signs for new premiership team after short stay at Harlequins

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Exeter fly half to depart for France

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Former England player switches to Scotland

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Exeter Chiefs to lose yet another player

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Big players omitted in Borthwick's new squad and Jones finds a new job - The fallout

View All