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And with the addition of Clément Poitrenaud for the injured Maxime Médard as the only change to the backline to face Ireland, Trinh-Duc is eager to spread the ball wide as much as possible to extend Les Bleus’ excellent record against the Men in Green.
He said: “With new players and a new system it’s not easy to get everything well-oiled.
“I want to take more decisions and more responsibility managing the game, to make it more fluid and more autonomous. Last week I probably gave too much ball to the forwards, I could have spread it wide a little more. I need to find the best reflexes against the defence.
“The half-backs are responsible for the attack. It’s not easy to change to a new system. We’ve got some continuity now though with the centres as well.
“I’m not used to playing with Wesley [Fofana] but we are getting to know each other’s games. We played a little too much through the forwards and the three-quarters got very little ball. When it comes to running the game, I’m responsible.
“Wesley is a centre who likes to attack the line with a lot of pace to break through. I’m not necessarily used to playing with centres like that.
“To begin with it took me a little by surprise. We’re starting to get used to each other and how each one reacts in certain situations. That’s why the continuity is important.”