8 January 2017
Two days after a first win against Slovenia in Toulouse (29-27), the French team repeated the performance this Sunday in Montpellier (33-26). The match was more straightforward for the team, managed by Didier Dinart and Guillaume Gillew, the team took the lead at the break (17-13, 30th) and the managers were able to do fuller team review than in the previous match. William Accambray, Olivier Nyokas and Yannis Lenne all had play time. Dika Mem, Cyril Dumoulin and Benoît Kounkoud stayed on the bench, and will struggle to be assured for a place in the 2017 World Championship. Timothey N’Guessan retired due to an ankle injury. The Blues’ next match will be the opening one against Brazil at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris next Wednesday.