Can French ‘third string’ spring more surprises? | James Harrington

Against seemingly evermounting coronavirus odds, France’s July tour of Australia is still set for Test takeoff – it may not quite have passed the abort point yet, but it’s close.
Sydney was supposed to host Wednesday’s opener against Dave Rennie’s Wallabies who, like France, are in rebuild mode for the next World Cup. But because of a Covid-19 outbreak there, Rugby Australia (RA) last week switched the venue to Brisbane.
Then, a cluster prompted a lockdown in the Queensland capital, leading to concern the game may have to go ahead behind closed doors. That would have been a financial disa...

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