Defeated by overexcited Italians in the second half, the Blue did not garner the desired confidence for this last friendly match. The Ménager sisters had opposite fortunes: Romane was the best player in the pack, while Marine multiplied the errors behind.
1- Annaëlle Deshaye 4/10
The Girondine committed a forward early in the game but quickly caught up by winning a scrum penalty in the next minute. Penalized at the end of the first half on a closed scrum. Too bad, since the latter was right under the posts and would have allowed the Blues to take off before the break. Replaced by Yllana Brosseau, who brought her power into the current game.
2- Agathe Sochat 3/10
A painful evening for the one who honored her first captaincy, in the absence of the third line Gaëlle Hermet. Its main failure? Throws, many of which were not straight. Too bad also for his forward on a transmission from the ground for Drouin who had arrived at the foot of the posts. Replaced by Laure Touyé who brought her aggressiveness in defense but was not much more precise in her throws.
3- Rose Bernadou 4/10
The Montpellier player quickly – and clearly – dominated her opponent Maris in closed melee, and distinguished herself with several destructive charges. But like her team, she gradually eased off in the first half. Replaced by Clara Joyeux at half-time, who also dominated Maris but who was quickly penalized – severely – on the ground in the 50th. Although fresher, the Blagnacaise did not have the expected impact.
4- Celine Ferer 4.5/10
Elected by us as the best player of the first leg, the Toulouse player was more discreet this time. She was nevertheless sure of her ball catches in touch, and showed herself to be rather disciplined in a team which committed an incalculable number of faults. But it did not bring a defensive impact in the second half, when the Blues were weaned from balloons.
5- Madoussou Fall 6/10
Sometimes served in touch in the first block, she was a good pillar around which the tricolor mauls formed around her. She was also the author of the first try of the Bleues, but was penalized for a late support in the 19th on Bernadou. At the end of the second half, she did her best to take as many balls as possible and put her team back in the lead. In vain, but it remains precious.
6- Manae Feleu 5.5/10
A good first catch from the 5th with an acceleration and a pass after contact. Also seen in touch, in the second zone where it was precise. Penalized in the 22nd minute for staying in the tackle-tackle zone. Started the second half badly by not catching the Italian dismissal but did his best to keep the same level of intensity. Too bad she did not bring a greater defensive impact when the Blues suffered in the second half, but we must remember the Iséroise from Futuna only lived there for her first tenure in blue.
7- Emeline Gros 5/10
A contrasting outing for Montpellier. Like her teammates in the pack, she quickly distinguished herself with a nice charge and a decisive pass on the try of the game, scored by Fall. She then committed a knock-on (13e), then completely suffered the charge of captain Bettoni who scored for the first foray of the Italians into the French 22 meters. Penalized for a high tackle (55e). Replaced by Marjorie Mayans in the 56th, who was penalized in touch (64e) for having hooked Sgorbini’s arm but was immediately caught up with a tackle leaning on Magatti (who left the field) then a few others who tried to cool the transalpine ardor at the end of the game. In vain, too.
8- Romane Menager 6.5/10
For his 50th selection, the Héraultaise has risen to the occasion. She could have scored Les Bleues’ first try in the 4th minute, but an Italian slipped under her. Then penalized for a small delay in support of her twin sister, a few meters from the line. She signed a nice charge in the 25th where she knocked down several Italian players, and scored a try after a start behind her scrum which twisted her counterpart. She was also very present in defense, like her authoritarian tackle on Sgorbini in the 51st. Replaced by Audrey Forlani, who tried to bring her energy at the end of the game, like her raised ball to gain a few meters when the Blues had to go up the field.
9- Pauline Bourdon: 5/10
A first half full of sobriety and efficiency. She notably recovered an approximate pass from her number 8. Serious match. Still saw one of his kicks countered. She was countered a second time at the start of the second act, before giving way to Laure Sansus. The Toulouse scrum half played too little to be noted. She left very shortly after her entry in place of Pauline Bourdon, victim of a KO. Sansus was replaced in turn by Jessy Tremoulière (5/10), who brought by the length of her kicks and a nice pass after contact. A huge touch found leads indirectly to Melisande Llorens’ try. At his speed, one of his advances ended with a lost ball and especially this small ball played at the foot in the 78th, while the French tried to come back to the score. An unhappy choice since he easily returned the ball to the Italians.
10-Lina Queroy: 4.5/10
For her first tenure, she tried to play around her in vivacity. We will regret a bad kick to follow towards the right wing and another in the in-goal which did not give anything. She moved into the scrum in the second half and played well on Llorens’ try. She received a yellow card in our severe sense for an involuntary forward. Difficult to judge her in this really difficult context.
11- Melisande Llorens: 5/10
In the first half, she was able to be sharp on three or four attacking balls. In the second period, she was not served in good conditions, but was impeccable on the third tricolor try in the role of finisher.
12- Caroline Drouin: 7/10
Excellent first half of the Rennaise replaced in the center. She gave momentum to the game with nice serves and a nice jump pass. A breakthrough to his credit, unfortunately followed by a breakthrough from Agathe Sochat. In the second half, in a more difficult context, she stayed the course with less ammunition when she was back at the opening. A good step forward and a good attitude on the Llorens test. Balance sheet barely tarnished by a missed clearance. The best of the three French quarters.
13- Marine Household: 2/10
A very disappointing first half. She was penalized for an easily avoidable obstruction, she missed an inside pass to Caroline Drouin, went forward on a kick-off reception, then provoked Sillari’s try with an empty pass (by lobbing her sister Roman). Her second act was hardly better, she was taken in defense on the test of D’Inca., then sanctioned for a high tackle.
14- Emilie Boulard: 5/10
She started with a forward in a ruck, but caught up with two quality interventions: a sharp arrow and a kind of goose step. Very little used in the second period. Fairly anonymous match on the whole, without any notable blunders, however.
15- Chloe Jacquet: 4/10
Replaced at the back, she was the author of a correct first act. One or two recovery attempts, and a good intervention on the left wing. She changed positions twice in the second half, moving to the center and then to the scrum. She was not really decisive with, at her speed, a direct touch and a ball snatched by an opponent in the duel. An early breakthrough in position 9 to report which does not save his performance. She did not make the expected differences.