France coach Galthie remains 'man for the job' says Ntamack

rugby06 November 2023 16:00
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France coach Fabien Galthie remains the "man for the job" despite the hosts' elimination in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals, flyhalf Romain Ntamack insisted on Monday.

Ntamack, 24, did not participate in the tournament due to a ruptured left knee cruciate ligament suffered in August, as France lost out to South Africa (29-28), who went on to win a second consecutive world title two weeks later.

But despite the disappointing performance, "there is no debate" on Galthie's future, Ntamack told French radio station RTL.

"I think that with everything he has brought to this team over the last four years, even this elimination in no way calls into question all the work that has been done," said Ntamack.

"He's the man for the job and there is obviously no debate about that."

Invited on RTL following the release of his autobiography "Le rugby dans le sang" ("Rugby in the blood"), the Toulouse player also spoke of his desire to one day play for a club in Australia or New Zealand.

"It's not necessarily relevant right away," said Ntamack.

"But it's true that the southern hemisphere has always attracted me. Since I was little, I've always watched Super Rugby," he added.