Rampant 2022 Six Nations Grand Slam champions France would trample the Springbok pack, according to Leinster icon Isa Nacewa.
Speaking on the latest episode of Sky Sport‘s ‘The Breakdown’, Nacewa claimed the physicality and superior “game nous” of Les Bleus lays the platform for their backs to demolish defences.
The Boks will face France on 12 November in Marseille at the Stade Velodrome.
“The French are absolute beasts. Their forward pack, in my eyes, would absolutely trump South Africa right now,” said Nacewa, who won multiple European titles in almost 200 appearances for Irish giants Leinster.
“They’ve got a physical presence and a sort of game nous that would trump South Africa with ease.
“We’ve seen what they can do. Their backs, they don’t have to have much structure, gameplan and flair. They’ve got a little bit and it’s enough, but that is their style and they know that they go to that and do it very, very well.
“But they are absolute beasts at the breakdown.”
“[France] don’t have to have much flair, they’ve got a little bit”
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