The Wallabies believe France will remain a force to be reckoned with despite Fabien Galthie bringing out a third string squad to Australia.
On Monday, Rugby Australia Director of Rugby Scott Johnson said France was the “most dangerous” nation in Europe, but the Wallabies will face a side missing its frontline players.
Galthie, the former French captain who played in the 1999 World Cup final against the Wallabies, has picked a 42-man squad with just 167 Tests between them.
Between Wallabies captain Michael Hooper and his deputy James Slipper they have 205 Tests.
Yet the Wallabies are not talking down France’s chances even though only five of their 23 which took the field at home against Wales in their most recent home Six Nations clash will make the trip Down Under.
“They’re a bloody good team,” Wallabies assistant coach Scott Wisemantel said.
Wisemantel knows French rugby like…