Six Nations: France coach Fabien Galthie hits out at ‘disrespectful’ Wyn Jones
France coach Fabien Galthie has hit back at Wales prop Wyn Jones’ proposal that the seeing scrum will”cheat” when the sides meet in Cardiff, stating the comments demonstrate a lack of respect for the whole country.
Jones did not hold back in his assessment of how France could approach their bid to land a first Six Nations triumph in the Welsh capital because 2010 and predicted the bunch will be”ill-disciplined”.
“We know they will hit and chase and cheat,” he said. “That’s something we are totally conscious of and something we have got to combat daily.
“They will look to push ancient, they’ll look to mess about at scrum time. That is something we have looked at. We’ll just concentrate on ourselves.”
Galthie said Jones’ remarks were not in keeping with the spirit of their Six Nations.
“it is too little regard for our scrum, too little respect for our team, too little admiration for French infantry but also for our country,” he told a media conference.
“This is the Six Nations tournament and at the Six Nations championship there is no space for these kind of remarks”
Former France hooker Raphael Ibanez, that serves as the national group’s director, added:”It is a rude and childish assault.
“We have points of reference, these would be the tournament referees with whom we work nicely, really intelligently.
“A coach or a opposing player are not our points of reference. Seeing them so afraid makes us grin.”