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Morgan Parra: "It is us against the world"

Morgan Parra:
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Morgan Parra claims it's France against the world ahead of their World Cup final match against New Zealand on Sunday.

French fly-half Morgan Parra believes that his team deserves more credit for reaching the Rugby World Cup final.

France have been criticised for the style of their rugby in New Zealand, despite beating England and Wales in their recent knockout matches to reach Sunday's final.

They will now face New Zealand, who are bidding to win the World Cup for the first time since 1987, in Sunday's final in Auckland

"For several weeks now it has been us against the world," said Parra. "We felt after beating England we might have some more support.

"We felt after beating Wales we might have some more support ... but yet again, it is us against the world.

"So ... we are trying to keep ourselves cocooned in this bubble. Some people are saying we don't deserve to be where we are."

France retain the same side that beat Wales in the semi-final to face the All Blacks.

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