As expected, Fabien Galthié released fourteen players at the end of the third day of the Blues’ preparation course in Capbreton.
We know the names of the fourteen players released by the staff of the France team! Since Sunday, they were 42 gathered in Capbreton in the Landes to prepare for the first match of the 6 Nations Tournament in Italy on February 5. From Thursday, there will be only 28 of them. As required by the convention set up between the National Rugby League and the French Rugby Federation, Fabien Galthié has made fourteen players available to their club. These are the third line of Montpellier Alexandre Bécognée and Yacouba Camara, the third line of La Rochelle Paul Boudehent, the second line of Montpellier Bastien Chalureau, the third line of Lyon Dylan Cretin, the third line of Toulouse François Cros, the second line of Bordeaux-Bègles Thomas Jolmes, the pillar of Toulon Dany Priso, the center of Toulouse Pierre-Louis Barassi, the winger (or rear) of Bordeaux-Bègles Louis Bielle-Biarrey (the only player in the group of 42 to n never been called up), Montpellier scrum-half Léo Coly (who injured his hamstrings during the camp), Pau center Emilien Gailleton, La Rochelle opener Antoine Hastoy and the back of Toulouse Matthis Lebel. Four players (Boudehent, Bielle-Biarrey, Coly and Gailleton) dreamed of a first selection in blue, they will have to wait… Apart from Coly, all these players are therefore likely to play this weekend in the Top 14.
Ramos, Dumortier and Falatea holders?
Regarding the starting XV for the match in Rome, the high intensity session of this Wednesday allowed us to glimpse some clues, and according to The teamThomas Ramos should be preferred to Melvyn Jaminet at the back, while Ethan Dumortier (22) should honor his first selection as a starter on the wing, and Sipili Falatea will be fielded as a mainstay instead by Uini Atonio.
The probable team against Italy: Ramos – Penaud, Moefana, Fickou, Dumortier – (o) Ntamack, (m), Dupont – Alldritt, Ollivon, Jelonch – Willemse, Flament – Falatea, Marchand, BaillE