# Rugby: French coach Fabien Galthie says their loss to eventual champions South Africa in the World Cup quarterfinal will scar the team for life. The Springboks edged the host nation 29-28 on their way to the title. France was one of the pre-tournament favourites, together with Ireland, who started as world number one. Galthie spoke to the media for the first time since last month’s loss. He says it was a huge disappointment after four years of hard work in which they achieved a success rate of 80-percent.
Rugby: French coach says loss to Springboks in quarterfinals will scar them for life