Lamerat: ‘Rest will benefit France’

Date published: July 25 2015

France centre Rémi Lamerat believes a five-day break between training camps will do the squad plenty of good after some tough sessions.

Les Bleus are at the end of their second training camp in Tignes, having been in camp since July 6, which followed an earlier meeting in Marcoussis.

The players will depart following one final session on Sunday, regrouping on July 31 in Marcoussis to begin preparing for the two warm-up matches against England in August.

Lamerat hopes that by that stage all of the hard work France have put so far will begin to produce results.

"It has been very difficult," Lamerat told Rugbyrama. 

"We have five days to completely recover – I think this will do us the most good.

"We'll feel even better in early August when we will refocus and we will soon be able to begin preparing for the two friendlies, even if some of us don't have the chance to participate.

"We will all have to prove to ourselves and to everyone that the work that we have put in during the last two months haven't been in vain."