France scrumhalf Morgan Parra has questioned their training methods under coach Jacques Brunel following their 44-8 Six Nations loss to England.
Les Bleus conceded six tries at Twickenham, five from offensive kicks that put them under pressure.
Brunel has been heavily criticised for fielding a makeshift back three that included two centres on the wing and wing Yoann Huget at fullback.
France have dropped to 10th on the World Rugby rankings under the former Italy mentor.
After the fallout from the defeat to England, the 71-capped Parra was damning of their preparations for the match.
‘I think that we are capable of doing what the English do, but are we working on this during training? I think we don’t work on it enough, even not at all,’ Parra said.
‘Yet these are very simple things that are today part of high-level rugby. We can do this. But do we work on it? No.’
France next face Scotland in Paris, a must-win to avoid a potential wooden spoon clash against Italy in the final round of the tournament.