PSA: ‘France were not fortunate’

Date published: September 6 2015

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Philippe Saint-André doesn't believe that France were lucky to win against Scotland in Saturday's Rugby World Cup warm-up.

Scotland were chasing the win in the closing stages in Paris with France clinging on, after going ahead through Noa Nakaitaci's try in the 72nd minute.

Showing a noticeable drop in quality from their win over England, their attack was kept quiet by Scotland despite the hosts enjoying nearly 70 percent possession in the second half.

Saint-André rejected the idea that his side had been lucky to finish ahead, believing they were worthy winners and instead turning attention to Scotland's discipline.

"I didn't think we were fortunate," said Saint-André.

"We had four or five opportunities to score. We had control for most of the match.

"Scotland's discipline was quite poor. They conceded 17 penalties and a yellow card (for David Denton).

"They are a tough team and we knew it would not be an easy game. But we deserved to win."

France open their World Cup campaign against Italy at Twickenham on September 19.

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