Spedding touched by messages

Date published: November 7 2014

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France full-back Scott Spedding has been overwhelmed by the number of messages of support he has received ahead of his debut.

France full-back Scott Spedding has been overwhelmed by the number of messages of support he has received ahead of his debut.

Bayonne’s South African-born star, who is also a French citizen, moved to France in 2008 and has worked his way into contention.

Spedding’s reaction to the news over his call-up was captured on television, leaving little doubt about how much playing for France means to the former Lions and Sharks man.

“I’ve received a huge number of messages since Saturday. And not only people from Bayonne but all the clubs, supporters from all over France,” said Spedding.

“Players I played with in Brive’s junior team. I feel like there is a country behind me, who support me.

“That warms my heart, I thank everyone for that, it motivates me even more.”

France coach Philippe Saint-Andr

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