We, the French were out to prove ourselves against Scotland on Saturday as expected after our loss to England.
We wanted to score as many tries as possible as well as win the match and the tournament and we did it.
This match allowed the coaches to learn a lot about certain players such as Yannick Jauzion and Raphael Ibanez who imposed their leadership while scrum-half Pierre Mignoni proved indispensable.
Mignoni has now won his place for the World Cup thanks to his broad understanding of the game, his enthusiasm and his leadership. He has the right profile of what an ideal scrum-half should be.
I am not brushing Dimitri Yachivili aside as he was out of practise when he played against England, and as a whole it is good for Bernard Laporte to have such talented players at such a key position.
France's overall performance in this year's tournament was very positive even if one of the top objectives of Laporte was more to test his 40 players ahead of the World Cup.
He varied quite a lot the composition of the squad throughout the tournament although it would have been preferable not to change his team much before the England match. That might have been his only mistake.
We did not win the Grand Slam in the end but the defeat to England proved useful as we now know our weaknesses and can work on rectifying them. It was good in terms of preparation for the World Cup.