Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Ireland draw good for morale - Huget

Yoann Huget says France are determined to 'finish well'

France full-back Yoann Huget insists Les Bleus will take on Scotland in confident mood - despite staring down the barrel at the RBS 6 Nations wooden spoon.

Philippe Saint-Andre's team have failed to win any of their four fixtures so far in this year's competition. But Toulouse wing Huget - who has stood in at number 15 in place of the injured Brice Dulin - believes the fightback from 13-3 down to draw 13-13 against Ireland in Dublin last time out has lifted sagging morale.

He told rugbynews.fr: "The draw was good for our morale. We were 13-3 away from home and at international level it's very hard to get back into a game. If we'd had five more minutes and had been a little bit more patient then we could have done even better. But for now we have to be humble and continue to work hard."

Huget added: "The tournament started badly but we want to finish well. For the staff that have trusted us from the beginning, we would like to come through the match and give them a bit more relief than they had after the first four matches, in which we haven't made life easy for them.

"If we get through against Scotland then everything will be reset to zero. For now, I just want to focus on the last game.

"I'm just working hard with the staff on adjusting to my new position at the back, from which I've already taken a lot of pleasure and am enjoying more and more."

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