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15th Oct 2015

REPORT: France sack Philippe Saint-Andre ahead of New Zealand clash

Brave move

Ben Kiely

It looks like France have finally had enough of Philippe Saint-Andre.

There are reports coming out of France that Saint-Andre has been given the boot as coach of the national squad ahead of their key quarter-final clash with the All-Blacks.

French outlet L’obs Sport is reporting that the players have “discreetly dismissed” the coach mid-tournament after the players had grown weary of his “lack of charisma”. They are also reporting that the squad doesn’t see Saint-Andre as a “leader of men”.

As a result, it is understood that the players have made the remarkable decision to coach themselves against New Zealand.

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