Blues Grand Slam with 6 significant digits

Bruce’s victory over England on Saturday, March 19 (25-13) put an end to the long drought. When Bruce last conquered the Grand Slam, Nicolas Sarkozy was President of the Republic, and Girondins Bordeaux and Romannu Tamak were sixth in the Champions League quarterfinals in 2010. As you know, this feat is rare enough for us to get back to it in numbers.

11 starting players 5 times

Cyril Baille, Julien Marchand, Uini Atonio, Cameron Woki, Paul Willems, Anthony Geronchi, Gregory Alldritt, Antoine Dupont, Romain Ntamack, Gael Fickou and Melvin Jaminet play five tournament games have started. In addition, Jonathan Danti and Gavin Villiers (injured) and Damian Penaud (influenced by Covid-19) participated four times. It takes a lot of time to break such a spine.

Seven attempts were granted: Iron Defense

Thanks to the contribution of specialist Sean Edwards, 73 points including this French XV and seven tries are recognized, making it an iron curtain rather than the Magino line. Only Ireland (4 trials allowed, including 3 in Sandoni) is more airtight. Very sensitive to tackles (84% success), Bruce shined with scratch exercises and challenged many balls on the ground. The second phase of Cardiff (no points allowed) is this kind of model. Significant progress has been made compared to the previous two campaigns during the Gartier era (13 tests were collected in 2020 and 10 tests were collected in 2021).

0 cards accepted: Clearly ongoing discipline

Any coach will tell you: In rugby, discipline is the source of war. Bruce shows military rigor on this issue as no one received a few cards during the competition. of Comparison Significant progress has been made in the 2020 (1 red, 4 yellow) and 2021 (1 red, 3 yellow) vintages. With 47 penalties, it ranks second only to Italy (46).arrival Former international referee Jerome Garcés has been bearing fruit as a staff member for a year.

71% of exams enrolled by three-quarters

Behind the scenes, life is good. Throughout the tournament, three-quarters of France enjoyed the work of an unruly forward puck. Twelve of the 17 trials were scored by backline players. Winger Gabin Villière and Damian Penaud, icing on the cake, each jumped into the in-goal three times, achieving the highest total in a tournament with Irish James Lowe. in short, French talent strike.

64 Tackles: Indestructible Anthony Jelonch

Doubled. Flanker’s Anthony Geronch continues to cut his opponents with an average of 13 tackles per game with 64 tackles (third in total in the tournament). Its success rate is about 90%, which is eloquent. How is his playing time? He was replaced only once in Scotland and was used second only to Gers’ friend Gregory Alldritt (374 and 390 minutes). The roughest international rugby and huge for pack players. And to think that he might not have played without Charles Ollivon’s absence …

Anthony Jelonch & nbsp; will work on Irish Joey Carbery during the Six Nations Tournament in Stade de France on February 12, 2022.  (ADAM DAVY / MAXPPP)

92% of hits won: French roosters excel in the air

Unlike the Show of Force against the All Blacks, the ball carried within the goal rarely collapsed. However, in this tournament, the French touch played the role of the launch pad, which was the starting point of the test. With only six stray balls from 70 throws, Bruce reigned in the air. Lucky Cameron Woki’s second line, unstoppable in the cage, brought 24 balls into contact. Only Italy’s Federico Ruzza (28 takes) worked.