To replace among the 42 Blues selected to prepare for the 6 Nations Tournament in Capbreton, the second or third line of Montpellier Yacouba Camara, injured on Sunday evening in a knee against Toulouse, Fabien Galthié called on Monday Thomas Jolmes, the third line 27 years old from Bordeaux-Bègles.
Thomas Jolmes replaces Yacouba Camara, in turn forfeited. To compensate for the last-minute absence of the second or third line of 28-year-old Montpellier (17 caps), injured in a knee on Sunday evening against Toulouse, Fabien Galthié, still forced to review his plans, called Monday morning the third line of 27-year-old Bordeaux-Bègles (2 selections). Shortly after the XV of France lost the third line of La Rochelle Paul Boudehent, injured this weekend during the match between his team and Racing 92 and replaced in stride by the Toulousain Alexandre Roumat, another player who should have prepared the 6 Nations Tournament with the Blues in Capbreton was also forced to give up. Yacouba Camara, like Boudehent, was hit this weekend in the Top 14. Contrary to what was expected, he will therefore not join the selection this week either. Originally, the second or third line of Montpellier should have headed for Capbreton the day after Sunday evening’s meeting between Toulouse and the MHR, won by a wide score (23-9) in front of their audience by the former champions de France against the defending champions. Not only Yacouba, holder of the Montpellier side for this shock of the 16th day pitting his current team against his former team (he had arrived in the Hérault from Toulouse in 2017), had a bad evening with this slap received against to the leader of the championship (Montpellier is 8th after this new defeat) but he was therefore injured on top of everything. The French international, lined up on the second line on Sunday, had nevertheless been one of the best players on his team before having to leave his teammates, just before the hour mark.
Camara absent during the whole Tournament?
The native of Aubervilliers complained of a knee following a tackle on the action having led to the test of Toulouse Guillaume Cramont, the first of the Rouge et Noir in this part (the Italian Ange Capuozzo made a then doubled). Leaving the lawn limping, Camara, remained on the ground while the action ended and who will undergo additional examinations at the beginning of the week (the first diagnosis was of a sprain), will probably have to wait before returning to the grounds. . His coach Philippe Saint-André announced after the meeting that his second or third line would miss the preparation camp for the XV of France in Capbreton. “The bad news is Yacouba Camara who has a sprained knee. He will not find the Blues tomorrow (Monday). He will take exams on Monday to find out more. “Galthié, he chose Thomas Jolmes to replace the Montpellier player during his absence, who could be deprived of the Tournament in its entirety.
The 42 players who will prepare for the 6 Nations Tournament
Mainstays: Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Cyril Baille (Toulouse), Clément Castets (Stade Français), Sipili Falatea (Bordeaux-Bègles), Mohamed Haouas (Montpellier), Reda Wardi (La Rochelle)
Hookers: Gaëtan Barlot (Castres), Teddy Baubigny (Toulon), Julien Marchand (Toulouse)
Second row: Bastien Chalureau (Montpellier), Thibaud Flament (Toulouse), Thomas Lavault (La Rochelle), Romain Taofifenua (Lyon), Paul Willemse (Montpellier)
Third line: Grégory Alldritt (La Rochelle), Alexandre Bécognée (Montpellier), Alexandre Roumat (Toulouse), Thomas Jolmes (Bordeaux-Bègles), Dylan Cretin (Lyon), François Cros (Toulouse), Anthony Jelonch (Toulouse), Sekou Macalou (French Stadium), Charles Ollivon (Toulon)
Scrum-half: Baptiste Couilloud (Lyon), Antoine Dupont (Toulouse), Antoine Hastoy (La Rochelle), Nolann Le Garrec (Racing), Matthieu Jalibert (Bordeaux-Bègles), Romain Ntamack (Toulouse).
Three-quarters: Pierre-Louis Barassi (Toulouse), Louis Bielle-Biarrey (Bordeaux-Bègles), Julien Delbouis (Stade Français), Ethan Dumortier (Lyon), Gaël Fickou (Racing), Émilien Gailleton (Pau), Matthis Lebel ( Toulouse), Yoram Moefana (Bordeaux-Bègles), Damian Penaud (Clermont), Gabin Villière (Toulon)
Backs: Romain Buros (Bordeaux-Bègles), Melvyn Jaminet (Toulouse), Thomas Ramos (Toulouse)