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The former England coach, though, is keen to give the French a taste of their own medicine and has ordered his players to try and dictate the tempo – and break the rhythm that is symptomatic of their opponents’ success.
"As a neutral, I love seeing the French when they play with that rhythm because it's fantastic rugby,” said Robinson, still smarting from the 27-13 defeat to Wales two weeks ago.
"The French are a quality side, with quality players. That is why this is such a great Test match to be involved in.
"The tempo of the game is going to be important. If you've got the ball in play, you're keeping possession and you're asking questions of the opposition defence, that's when you'll put pressure on the opposition and you'll be able to score. Hopefully it's with us with the ball in-hand and not the French
“Sometimes it can be quite daunting because of their physicality and skill. The guys know if they get on the front foot, they can get some real success in this game.”
While a winless start may have dampened spirits in most camps, Robinson is adamant his players remain focussed on the job and are eager to set the record straight.
The 47-year-old wants to use the narrow defeat to England in their first match and the disappointment in Cardiff to serve as an inspiration against France.
“There is frustration, there is disappointment of what has occurred so far,” admitted Robinson.
"Those first two games have gone so you've got to use everything this next weekend to go out again, put your body on the line and deliver.
"They are ready to go for it. It's about putting in a complete 80-minute performance.
“There's a really good team spirit, one of the best I've seen amongst a group of players that I've coached. There's a great attitude and a desire to be successful.”