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Hermet’s delight at France Women’s Grand Slam

Hermet’s delight at France Women’s Grand Slam

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France Women’s captain Gaëlle Hermet repeated the mantra ‘hungry and humble’ that Les Bleues have followed all Women’s Six Nations after they clinched the Grand Slam in Wales.

France Women’s captain Gaëlle Hermet repeated the mantra ‘hungry and humble’ that Les Bleues have followed all Women’s Six Nations after they clinched the Grand Slam in Wales.

France ran in six tries in Colwyn Bay in a 38-3 success, showing incredible desire in both attack and defence on their way to the title.

For Hermet, it was a dream start to life as French skipper having taken over from Gaëlle Mignot after last year’s World Cup, and the young Toulouse flanker was delighted for her team.

She said: “We’re very happy. We really wanted to win this Grand Slam.

“The squad deserves it. They worked hard for five weeks. It’s a group that has desire and gave everything in every game, which was hungry and humble, so we’re very happy to have won the Grand Slam.

“We showed heart to always try to progress as far as possible. We worked really hard this week to prepare this match as well as possible. There are things to work on but we are very happy. We managed to put in place our game which is simple, fast and strong.


“To win the Grand Slam is great for women’s rugby. We have a great squad but we also owe it to our coaches, who helped us a lot.

“We wanted to go as far as possible, particularly with this squad. As the matches went on, we set ourselves goals, notably of winning the Grand Slam, and we’ve done that, so we’re really happy.”