It's not over yet - Dusautoir

08th Feb 2013, 15:21

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Wounded: Thierry Dusautoir

Wounded: Thierry Dusautoir

France captain Thierry Dusautoir has called on his players to recover their pride against Wales at the Stade de France on Saturday.

France captain Thierry Dusautoir has called on his players to recover their pride against Wales at the Stade de France on Saturday.

Last weekend's shock defeat to Italy has dented France's title prospects, but Dusautoir insists his side will fight on.

"I don't think the players need my help. They are angry about their performance last weekend. But we have to remember the Italians played a very good game," said Dusautoir.

"We weren't good enough to win a Six Nations match. I think our pride was hurt enough that we will be able to get ourselves up for the Welsh game.

"It's not the first time that I find myself in this situation, after a defeat in Italy. It's a situation that I know, but there aren't that many solutions for bouncing back. We have four games left.

"We have to tell ourselves that the tournament didn't end in Rome."