Les Bleus Win Against All (Blacks') Odds!
Just to give you an idea: only 50% of the French believed in their nation’s victory and the all-Blacks were UK bookmakers’ 1 to 7 favorite. Some people lost big! Well, it is not surprise after France lost to Argentina in a disastrous opening game.
The beauty of the game was also in the fact that “les Bleus” were clearly outplayed in the first half of the gamer and trailed 13 to 0 after 30 minutes but just like the 1999 semi-final, France staged a remarkable second-half comeback (for details of the game, go here). Déjà vu indeed!
It is a big deal in France as the team will be back soon where many observers thought they'd never be: the Stade de France in Paris and a semifinal against defending champion England who beat Australia yesterday.