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Alldritt aims to make up for 2019 frustrations against Wales

Alldritt aims to make up for 2019 frustrations against Wales

Grégory Alldritt has been in fine form for France in the 2020 Guinness Six Nations. ©Inpho

  • Les Bleus travel to Cardiff in Round 3 of the Guinness Six Nations
  • France twice let big leads slip to Wales in 2019
  • Grégory Alldritt has been named Guinness Six Nations Player of the Match in both of France's opening two wins

When it comes to Wales, France have unfinished business according to No.8 Grégory Alldritt.

Les Bleus lost two heart-breaking clashes with Wales in 2019, the first in their Guinness Six Nations opener, before a World Cup quarter-final defeat.

In the first of those, France led 16-0 at half-time before going down 24-19 at the Stade de France to the eventual Grand Slam champions.

It was a similar story in Japan as France raced into a 12-0 lead and were still 19-10 up in the second half before Ross Moriarty’s late try allowed Wales to come through 20-19 victors to reach the semi-finals.

And while France’s recent record in Cardiff has not been good – their last win came back in 2010 – in-form Alldritt is desperate to see Les Bleus extend their winning start under Fabien Galthié in their first away game of the Championship.

He said: “We will see how the team reacts to their first game away from home. We are not scared of Wales, I hope we will get our revenge.

“We will reflect on two wins and top spot. I think it’s been a while since that happened. The job is done. There is a lot to learn from these two matches but we will take the positive with the two wins.”

Alldritt has made a very strong start to the Championship, being named Guinness Six Nations Player of the Match in wins over England and Italy, going over for a try in the latter.

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And the 22-year-old, who only made his Test debut a year ago, is thriving in the new French set-up.

He added: “I feel comfortable in this team, everyone is enjoying themselves, I certainly am and that is what matters.”