Philippe Saint-Andre praises 'youthful' France

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre hails his "young team" for their win over England in the Six Nations.

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has praised his "young team" for their 26-24 victory over England in the Six Nations.

A late try from Gael Fickou helped Les Bleus get their campaign off to a winning start in Paris on Saturday.

"There's a lot of work to do still," BBC Sport quotes him as saying. "But what we'll have to remember is the victory, the smiles on the players' faces after the game.

"England made it very difficult for us from 35 to 70 minutes. I want to play tribute to my young team. It's a great sign for the season."

France continue their Six Nations campaign next Sunday when they entertain Italy.

Jean Marc Doussain of France goes over to score their second try during the RBS Six Nations match between France and England at Stade de France on February 1, 2014
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