Six Nations: 'Spanked' France in 'rugby recession'

Six Nations: 'Spanked' France in 'rugby recession'

Various media outlets - on both sides of the English Channel - have been writing France's rugby requiem after the 44-8 Six Nations series drubbing.

France - three-time Rugby World Cup runners-up - have now sunk to 10th in the world rankings.

No excuses were offered by the French players with flanker Arthur Iturria declaring: "We got spanked". They were stronger and we have to work hard to get to that level."

"Scotland will come to beat us [in the next round], like everybody does now," Iturria shrugged.