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French Rugby President opens up on Fabien Galthie's position

REACTION: Fabien Galthie’s position as France head coach is “absolutely not in danger”, French Rugby Federation President Florian Grill said on Monday.


Les Bleus have won just once so far this tournament, a narrow win at Scotland, sandwiched between a humbling at home to Ireland and Sunday’s 13-13 draw with the Azzurri in Lille.

Galthie’s out-of-form outfit still seem to be suffering after October’s World Cup quarterfinal defeat to South Africa in Paris.

“I’m a manager, I’m not the type of person to make swift changes due to pressure,” Grill told AFP.

“It’s not a decision made based on one game, one point and not on a transition period of matches that are difficult.

“Fabien Galthie is absolutely not under pressure,” Grill added.

Next up for France is March 10’s Six Nations trip to Wales before they end the campaign by hosting England in Lyon seven days later.`


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