Thomson ReutersFebruary 4, 2013 06:31
PARIS, Feb 4 (Reuters) - France had no-one but themselves to blame for Sunday's shock defeat to Italy in their Six Nations opener, players and manager Philippe Saint-Andre said.
"We dropped too many balls," flanker and former captain Thierry Dusautoir was quoted as saying in French media on Monday. "Italy were just better."
"We lacked coherence," summed up Dimitri Szarzewski, while fellow hooker Benjamin Kayser concluded: "We are now in a bad position but that's our fault."