France head coach Guy Noves Photo: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

France coach Guy Noves criticised his players for their lack of commitment in the first half of their 38-18 defeat against New Zealand last weekend. 
Les Bleus trailed 31-5 at half time after conceding four first-half tries before fighting back in the second. 
And Noves, whose team host South Africa this weekend, says: “In the first half we did not play at the level required for an 
international team. 
“When you start off like this, being so bad, it was really a minimum to play like this in the second half, but we cannot be satisfied with our performance.”  

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