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Rugby-'Giantkillers' Samoa give France coach sleepless night


LILLE, Nov 18 (Reuters) - France manager Philippe Saint-Andre has warned his team there will be no respite after their 39-22 over Argentina on Saturday with the challenge of hosting 'giantkillers' Samoa in Paris looming next weekend.

France recorded their second win in the November international matches on Saturday after recovering from a slow start to defeat the Pumas in Lille a week after they opened the Autumn campaign with a 33-6 rout of Australia.

They will play their final test next week at the Stade de France against Samoa, who surprised Six Nations champions Wales 26-19 in Cardiff on Friday - a result which triggered a few nightmares for Saint-Andre.

"I told the guys that now, the toughest was ahead of us against Samoa," he told a news conference in Lille.