April 1, 2023 12:30 am

France winger Ethan Dumortier says he hopes to stay humble regardless of becoming a important player for this year’s Rugby Globe Cup hosts through the Six Nations.

Dumortier, 22, featured in all but 18 minutes of France’s campaign as they completed second in the table behind Grand Slam winners Ireland.

The Lyon youngster scored twice in 5 matches for his nation and his type has place him in contention for a location in Fabien Galthie’s squad for the Globe Cup.

“My objective now is to retain my feet on the ground, to stay humble and operate challenging like I’ve generally accomplished,” Dumortier told reporters soon after France’s 41-28 win more than Wales.

“As a player, it is what you dream of, to play for France.

“It is a small box that I’ve ticked in my quick profession. Now the aim is to be right here for a lengthy time.”

France’s Six Nations started gradually with a sluggish win at Italy ahead of a humbling defeat by eventual winners Ireland.

They ended the defence of their title with wins more than Scotland, England and Wales and scored the most points and tries of the tournament.

“It was tough at the start out to the Six Nations,” Dumortier stated.

“It was a small bit mixed. I felt like we weren’t providing it our all in attack, we weren’t at one hundred %.

“We changed and corrected that. At the finish of the Six Nations we had been considerably a lot more risky.”

– ‘Lay down a marker’ –

Dumortier created his Test debut in Rome on the opening weekend and scored soon after just 26 minutes.

His international get in touch with-up came soon after crossing eight occasions in 11 league games this season.

“The intensity is a distinct level, it comes with facing the most effective players from each nation,” he stated.

“It makes it possible for me, as a Prime 14 player, to take issues from this, to enhance my play in the Prime 14 and then operate for the subsequent time I play for France.”

Dumortier, who played two seasons for France’s beneath-20s soon after coming via the Bourgoin and Lyon academies, faces competitors from the likes of Gabin Villiere and Matthis Lebel for a beginning berth on the opposite wing to Damian Penaud.

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France commence their Globe Cup campaign against New Zealand on September eight in Paris soon after a two-month preparation which will incorporate 4 warm-up games.

“It is not up to me if I’ve laid down a marker, it is up to the coaches if they get in touch with me up for the Globe Cup or not,” Dumortier stated.

“I attempted to not have any regrets about the Six Nations. We’ll see exactly where the future requires me.

“If I am fortunate adequate to be in the Globe Cup then I will give it my all like I did for this Six Nations.”


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