The French women's XV were beaten by Canada 29-20 on Friday in Auckland, New Zealand, and ended their campaign on a bad note at the WXV, a new international tournament.
Although they started well - they led (10-7) at half-time - the Blue fell for the second consecutive time in this competition (in three matches), after a surprising defeat against Australia last week (29 -20).
And this despite the fact that in their first match they managed to beat New Zealand, the reigning world champion, and that they largely won their duel against the Canadians (36-0) during the match for third place. of the World Cup almost a year ago.
Pauline Bourdon-Sansus, who made a good start against the Australians, scored the first try for the French.
But while they were leading 10-0, the Blues then let the Canadians take off, first with a try from Emily Tuttosi before the break (35th, 10-7) then two goals from Krissy Scurfield and Tuttosi at return from the locker room (19-10, tries in the 43rd and 51st).
The French were then temporarily at 14, after the yellow card received by Nassira Konde before half-time.
On the return initiated by Marine Ménager (57th, 17-19), the Canadians responded with a new try (66th) and a penalty scored at the end of the match (75th), which sealed their success (29-20).
The French XV could not, even in the event of victory, mathematically not win the first edition of the WXV, promised to England or New Zealand, who will face each other later on Saturday.
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