After facing several absences for the tour of Australia, Fabian Galathi relied on two novices to start the first Test on Wednesday.
The previous Melvin Jaminate, 21 years old and promoted to the top 14 with Perpignon, will make his first match with the Blues known at the end of the season on Wednesday. He will wear the n15. Second Division player with the Blues? This is a rare thing. The latest case on Wednesday is that of Demba Bamba holder, the right columnist, who made his debut against Fiji in 2018 playing Brave.
Against Australia, the second starting novice develops into the top 14. It is Castracian Gaten Barlott (age 24), who takes advantage of Hooker’s reduction in status.
Five other novices appear on the bench from Australia during the French Rugby Federation (FFR) general assembly in Duplex, according to a composition unveiled by Galathi.
a youth group
They are Racing 92’s half-partners Teddy Iriberen, Toulon Hooker Anthony Etrillard, second row of castres Florent Vanverberge, as well as columnist Sipilli Fallatia (Clermont) and Quentin Walker (Perpignon/Pro D2).
Players win it all. It is an opportunity for many to assert themselves, reveal themselves and take a place in France’s XV wagon two and a half years after the World Cup. In France, Galathi tweeted.
The selectors specifically outlined the average age (24 years) and selection (6) of this young team, challenging the double world champions (1991, 1999) in search of redemption after the disappointing 2019 World Cup (quarterfinalists) .
Third in line to Castres—and future Toulouse—Anthony Gelloch would be captain in the absence of Charles Olivone, suffering a knee injury and being unavailable for several months. Hing will be made up of Lyon half-back Baptiste Couillaud and Toulon opener Louis Carbonell. Winger Teddy Thomas, usually the holder, is not selected. The wings are occupied by rivals Gabin Villier (Toulon) and Damien Penaud (Clermont).
The most successful player Tolan second in line is Romain Taofeifenua (30), with 25 caps. Bamba, the right column in the hierarchy behind Mohamed Haus (Mang for tour), is making his return. Injured several times this season, he has not worn the blue jersey since 22 November and won the pod (22–15) during the Autumn Nations Cup.
France’s XV sailed on a tour of Australia with a group of 42 players, reduced to 41 after the affair with Alexandre Fischer’s forgotten passport. The squad is deprived of many officers, left to rest (Jalibert, Wakatawa…) or wounded (Olivon, Fikou…), as well as Toulouse (Natamac, Dupont…) and Rochelles (Aldritt…). , Dulin..) .), Top 14 finalists.
After this first Test, the Blues will face the Wallabies twice, on 13 July Melbourne and 17 July Brisbane.
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