Six Nations Rugby | Hayraud impressed with French victory in Ireland
Success 56-15 clinched the top spot in Pool B for Les Bleues, who will now travel to England on Super Saturday to try to topple the defending champions and win the title.
And after trailing 3-0 early on, Hayraud was impressed with how her team responded, especially away to Ireland where big wins are hard to come by.
She said: “I’m really happy because it’s rare to come out of Donnybrook with such a convincing score in your favor.
“I think we struggled to get into the game, especially in the first ten minutes, but little by little we found our marks, we managed to play at the pace we wanted and it’s nice. Today there are things we can be happy with.
France will now look to England, who have won the last seven meetings between the teams but with a number of close appeals, including a last-second penalty at Twickenham in the teams’ last meeting.
Hayraud admits the Red Roses have established themselves as the team to beat, but hopes France’s ambitious style will help them gain the upper hand over England.
She added: “Of course we will have to move very quickly because we know our next opponent. We know England will be a level above.
“The goal, as always, is to try to perform well, to put in place a game plan that keeps getting richer, which asks a lot of us but which should allow us to close the gap and try to challenge this England team. who dominated European rugby.