The French won their third victory in three Nations League games, against Australia 3 sets to 1 (28-26, 20-25, 25-14, 25-23), Sunday in Rimini (Italy), with Earvin Ngapeth for the first time on the pitch. The Blues had beaten Bulgaria (3-0) and Germany (3-2) the previous two days without their star. The future Modena striker made a quiet start, playing only the first two sets (6 points). Kevin Tillie had an excellent game (16 points). This League of Nations (formerly the World League) is launching a very busy summer for the French, who will play the Olympic Games in Tokyo and then the Euro in early September. It takes place in a sanitary bubble in Rimini, a seaside town on the Adriatic, where each team faces the other fifteen once in the first phase in a series of three matches. The top four will play in the semi-finals and the final on June 26 and 27.