two novices and a Lucu-Jalibert hinge for the first test match of the Blues

The announcement of the 42 players selected foreshadowed it, the composition of this first test-match in Japan, Saturday July 2 (8 a.m., French time) is greatly modified. Only three players, Melvyn Jaminet, Yoram Moeafana and Damian Penaud, retain their place in the victorious Grand Slam team in the spring.

Injured during the Tournament, opener Matthieu Jalibert took advantage of Romain Ntamack’s rest to seek a starting spot. He will be accompanied by Maxime Lucu, his teammate at UBB who will celebrate his first tenure in blue. Basic men of the France team in 2020 then dismissed due to injuries or malforms, Charles Ollivon and Virimi Vakatawa will start. The Toulon flanker will, as expected, be captain.

Two players will make their national debuts. The future La Rochelle player Yoan Tanga will occupy the position of third center line, when Thomas Jolmes (UBB) will start the game in the second line. On the bench, Thomas Lavault (La Rochelle) will have the opportunity to take over for him, too, his first cape.

The composition of the Blues: Gros, Mauvaka, Bamba – Flament, Jolmes – Cretin, Ollivon (cap), Tanga – Lucu, Jalibert – Lebel, Moefana, Vakatawa, Penaud – Jaminet
The bench : Bourgarit, Priso, Falatea, Lavault, S.Tolofua, Macalou, Bap.Couilloud, Hastoy


*The article has been translated based on the content of . If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!

Add a Comment