April 14, 2024

France-South Africa: Ramos speaks his mind

Everything was in place for the French national team to win their first-ever world title. On home soil, Fabien Galthié’s men looked well on their way after an opening match win over New Zealand (27-13). But a month later, everything fell apart. Faced with South Africa, Les Bleus lost by a single point in the quarter-finals (28-29). It was a real blow for Antoine Dupont and his te…

Everything was in place for the French national team to win their first-ever world title. On home soil, Fabien Galthié’s men looked well on their way after an opening match win over New Zealand (27-13). But a month later, everything fell apart. Faced with South Africa, Les Bleus lost by a single point in the quarter-finals (28-29). It was a real blow for Antoine Dupont and his team-mates, and a memory that is hard to shake off. Thomas Ramos spoke about it again.

On Thursday, the Stade Toulousain full-back couldn’t escape a question about his team’s performance.by Cheslin Kolbe. For me, it’s an event that happens in the match. It’s not to take a weight off my shoulders, but for me we don’t lose the game on that transformation.

I inevitably have responsibilities

And the Tricolor international continues with his analysis of Les Bleus’ defeat by the Boks. We lost (the match) in the first half, when we gave them points too easily. (The media) talked a lot about refereeing, but I say it as a rugby player, if you don’t give them nineteen points, the refereeing at the end of the match, maybe we don’t talk about it. But Thomas Ramos did not want to shirk his responsibility. We have