The one about France


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With France on the brink of a first Grand Slam in 12 years, we take an in-depth look at Fabien Galthie's side and how they've become one of the best teams in the world. Sara Orchard chats to Johnnie Beattie, who spent eight years playing in France, and journalist and French rugby aficionado Paul Eddison. They discuss the key men behind the current success including Shaun Edwards. Johnnie tell us what it's like having Galthie as a head coach and how much he demands from his players. They're also joined by Brive president Simon Gillham who explains how the JIFF system in France is helping to produce so many talented youngsters.

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