Never so close to winning the second title in its history on the world circuit, the French rugby 7s team lost in the final against Argentina (33-21), Sunday in Vancouver.
The French rugby sevens team will have to wait before winning a second title on the world circuit. Eighteen years after their only success, at home at the expense of Fiji on the lawn of the Jean-Bouin stadium during the Paris tournament at the end of the season at the time, the Blues had the possibility Sunday evening in Vancouver to add a second line on their record in the Seven Series.
For that, it was necessary that the French, executioners of Australia in the semi-finals, take their revenge against this Argentinian team which had beaten them (21-12) during the group stage and to whom they had to their qualification for the quarter-finals. Indeed, without the success of the Argentines against South Africa, the Blues would not have gone beyond the group stage. And two victories later (France had beaten Great Britain in the quarterfinals before advancing to the final in favor of its success against the Wallabies), they therefore offered themselves a new opposition for the title against the Pumas.
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The Blues believed in it
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Two years ago in Hamilton, during the last presence of the Habs on the last step, the team trained by Jérôme Daret had already faced Argentina at the time. And unfortunately for the French, history repeated itself again, with a new defeat, moreover quite clear (33-21) against the second in the world ranking. The Blues were however equal (14-14 at the break) in the first half with the Argentines. They even took the lead at the start of the second half, before being overthrown by the Pumas, on tries from Tobias Wade and Agustin Fraga, both well helped by the involuntary boost from the Habs. The scarcity continues.