A squad of 42 players for the Tournament with eight neophytes including Delbouis, Coly and Bielle-Biarrey
Fabien Galthié named 42 players on Tuesday to prepare for the Six Nations, which starts with a trip to Italy on February 5, including eight with zero selections.
End of tension. In a simple press release without any background, France XV coach Fabien Galthié announced the squad of 42 players selected to prepare for the next Six Nations Tournament this Tuesday. While the Blues’ squad had to deal with some interruptions due to injury, Markoussis has been called up by several newcomers, while other veterans return.
If the majority of French group leaders attend (Antoine Dupont, Romain Ntamak, Gregory Alldritt especially…), Gabin Villiers (Toulon) was not called. The Redskins winger is currently on the mend after suffering several physical setbacks (left hand and fibula fractures) that have derailed his season so far.
Other expected income viz Francois Cros (Toulouse). The Rouge et Noir winger suffered a serious knee injury last June and suffered a relapse in September. The competition promises to be fierce Charles Ollivon (Toulon), in the foreground in November and Anthony Jelonchvaluable in battle.
The surprise of this list came from the third place Paul Boudhent (La Rochelle). Note the refund in the same post Yacouba Camara (Montpellier), became the French champion last summer. Right column mohamed haouas (Montpellier) returns to the group after an absence in the fall.
Delbouis was awarded
Recently, the other right pole was slightly injured Winnie Atonio (La Rochelle, sprained knee) can quickly return to competition, the staff that keeps him believes. On the other hand, the scrum half Maxim Lucu (UBB, ankle sprain) was not called. According to Canal+, he will be out for four to five weeks. Baptiste Couilloud Recently whipped (Lyon) is not called up. The team trusted the youth Leo Coley (Montpellier) and Nolan LeGarrec (Race 92).
For this Six Nations tournament, the tricolor squad called up a few other neophytes. So, Julien Delbouis (Stade Français Paris), especially this season with the second in the Top 14. Called up last November but still a winger Ethan Dumortier (Lyon) and center Emilien Gailleton (Pau) will return to Markoussis. Another fit man, fullback or fullback in this drill Louis Bielle-Barrey (Bordeaux-Bègles) was called up at the age of 19.
Baubigny and Barlot called the heel
In the position of a prostitute, she faced a massacre, with her non-existence Peato Mauvaka (Toulouse, finger) and Pierre Bourgarit (La Rochelle, knee), Fabien Galthié and assistants were called up Gaetan Barlot (Neuters) and Teddy Baubigny (Toulon) to be assistant number 1 of the post, Julien Marchand. On the other hand, Maxime Lamothe The one approached to join the group (Bordeaux-Bègles) was ultimately not selected. Already out of alignment, he called, his teammate, his back Romain Buros (UBB), is selected.
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Like the opening half, behind the bases Romain Ntamak and Matthew Calibert, there was still room to be bought. Logically so Antoine Hastoy (La Rochelle), the author of good performances under his new colors that stand out even more Louis Carbonell (Montpellier) and youth Leo Barre (Stade Français), still followed as a player indicated by Fabien Galthié.
Experience in Capbreton
Among the unengaged, Cameron Vokey A victim of a broken hand (Racing 92) was not called. Long-term injuries, three-quarters centers Jonathan Danti (La Rochelle) and Arthur Vincent The two leaders of the group (Montpellier) will not be there either. There are no more two players in the pack: the second row Florian Verhaeghe (Montpellier, shoulder) and right column Jean-Baptiste Gros (Toulon, forearm). On the return side, Paul Williams Returning to the field in mid-December after a four-month break, (Montpellier) logically returns to the cage. Already called and chosen (two choices each), second row Thomas Holmes (UBB) and Thomas Lavault (La Rochelle) is part of a group of 42 people.
The Blues will reunite at the CNR in Markoussis from Sunday 22nd January before a ten-day practice in Capbreton (Landes). France’s XV will begin their Six Nations title defense with a visit to Italy on February 5 (4:00). Prior to that, a week later, this 2023 edition clash with world No.1 ranked Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. A real test for the Blues less than eight months from “their” World Cup.
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