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Brian O’Driscoll believes France head coach Fabien Galthie is ‘in trouble’ after a poor run of form.

France are fourth in the Six Nations standings a frustrating draw with Italy left them nine points off leaders Ireland.

“I’d say he’s in trouble, I really would,” O’Driscoll told Off The Ball.

“I think they would have been lots of people’s tips for the tournament, many people saying they were going to win the Slam, there’s going to be the bounce-back from their disappointment. It’s really hung over them. It feels as though, not saying it’s unravelled, but it feels like it’s unravelling.

“And I think France have been at their best under Galthie, and particularly ’22, they played with a huge confidence and a belief and yes, there was a good bit of off the cuff, but it felt as though there was some form of structure.

“I think they’re a team that looks low on confidence. [Matthieu] Jalibert went off injured but there’s a tentativeness to them.

“My player of the tournament at the start [Jonathan] Danty has been invisible – he got himself a red card, previous to that he got a yellow card against Leicester in the Champions Cup earlier in the year for going in high like that as well. You just can’t run in at speed into a collision like that anymore.