“I think England will crush France”

“I think England will crush France”

Will Greenwood against Dimitri Yachvili’s XV de France (left) in September 2003. Panoramic

INTERVIEW – Before the “Crunch”, Saturday against the XV of France, the center of the England team world champion in 2003 confided in Figaro.

Before the “Crunch”, Saturday at Twickenham (5:45 p.m.) against the XV of France, Will Greenwood shows his confidence. The former three-quarter center of England (50 years old, 55 caps) and the British Lions, legend of English rugby and world champion in 2003 alongside Jonny Wilkinson, draws up for Le Figaro a first assessment of the Tournament for the XV of the Rose. He also evokes the shock against the Blues and proclaims his admiration for Gaël Fickou.

THE FIGARO – How do you judge the three performances of England in this Tournament?
Will Greenwood: Gradually the team is improving after a very disappointing start, although the French public has seen how strong Scotland can be. Facing the XV du Chardon at home (loss 23-29), England missed chances and defended averagely. The XV de la Rose lost a very important first match. They improved against Italy, without being very authoritarian either and without displaying any real confidence. But then, against…

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