Grosso: ‘It was a great moment’

Date published: October 2 2015

France winger Rémy Grosso was thrilled to score on his Test debut after the 41-18 win over Canada on Thursday.

Grosso was called into the squad after Yoann Huget's injury in the opening game of the World Cup against Italy and won his first cap in Milton Keynes, scoring France's fifth and final try.

"It's a great moment for me, my wife and my son but, more importantly, the team got the win and we got the bonus point," Grosso said.

Next up for France are Six Nations champions Ireland, with the winner of that clash expected to top Pool D.

Grosso added: "Ireland are a tough team and have beaten us twice before. I feel very confident we can get a good result and make it to the quarter-finals as group winners."

New Zealand or Argentina likely await in the knockout stages and the 26-year-old admitted he didn't have a preference as both potential opponents would be tough.

"Both teams are very tough teams. The All Blacks have dominated as they always do," Grosso acknowledged.

"Whoever we have it will be a tough game and I wouldn't like to play either of them if I had my way (laughs)."