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Les Bleus ready to bounce back against Springboks

France fired up by defeat in first Test

South Africa celebrate victory in the first Test against France
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South Africa seemed to put their poor 2016 form behind them with an impressive 37-14 win over France last week but they may struggle to hit those heights in the second Test in Durban.

Les Bleus enjoyed the majority of the possession and territory and were right in the thick of the fight approaching the hour mark when a yellow card to full-back Brice Dulin halted their fightback.

Despite South Africa's bright start which saw them race into a 13-0 lead after half an hour, France trailed just 16-14 when Dulin was sent to the bin for holding back Springbok winger Courtnall Skosan.

The upshot was a penalty try and Dulin's transgression proved even more costly as France shipped two more tries while down to 14 men.

France have a stronger side out as they were without their players who had been involved in the previous week's Top 14 final. Guilhem Guirado, Rabah Slimani and François Trinh-Duc all line up this time along with full-back Scott Spedding, who started his rugby career with the Sharks in Durban, and exciting centre Damian Penaud, who makes his Test debut.

The handicap has come down from nine points last week but France are in a strong position to bounce back.

Recommendation
France +7.5
2pts 10-11 Betfair

Les Bleus enjoyed the majority of the possession and territory and were right in the thick of the fight approaching the hour mark
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