29 Nov 2010

French coach in shock after Wallabies rout

7:29 am on 29 November 2010

The French rugby coach Marc Lievremont is still in a state of shock 24 hours after his side's record 59-16 loss to the Wallabies in Paris.

Lievremont couldn't explain his team's meltdown in the last 30 minutes after they'd led 13-10 early in the second half, though he credited the Wallabies for a fabulous exhibition.

After victories over Fiji and Argentina, the Six Nations champions France were hoping to come out of their November tests with a morale-boosting clean sheet for the first time since 2005.

But Lievremont says he's not one to quit and he'll continue to fight on.