With a new coach at the helm of their side, France are looking to grossly improve on their 2016/2017 World Series season, where they finished 11th. The French had their best finishes in Dubai, Wellington and at home in Paris, where they finished 7th. France are determined to reach the higher echelons of the Sevens ladder and have employed Olympic Gold Medal winning coach Ben Ryan to help address their woes.
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Alexandre Lagarde has been labelled the future hope of French Sevens. It is no wonder considering the 21-year-old has made only 15 appearances and has scored 12 tries in the 2016/2017 season. Lagarde debuted at the Las Vegas Sevens and particularly impressed at the Canada 7s in Vancouver, where he crossed the line multiple times for his team.
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2017 Sydney Sevens placing: