According to information from L’Equipe, the XV of France will not leave for a commando course in Guyana in June for health reasons.
The subject was not broached by Fabien Galthié nor by Raphaël Ibanez during the press conference announcing the team composition for the match against Wales, probably because the information is not yet available. official. But The team reveals all the same this Thursday that the XV of France will not go to Guyana in June as planned. The staff of the Blues had planned a commando course of a few days from June 25 within the regiment of the Foreign Legion based in Cayenne. Fabien Galthié and performance director Thibaut Giroud even went to Guyana last April to scout. But they will have to give up this project, for health reasons.
Risk of malaria and yellow fever
At the end of January, the president of the territorial rugby committee of Guyana Dominique Castella had given some explanations on the chain Guyana the 1st. “It’s just an unfavorable opinion from the medical committee of the Rugby Federation. We don’t have the definitive answer yet. The medical reasons: there is the yellow fever vaccine, but no one has had a lot of after-effects when they have had yellow fever. I find the opinion of the commission rather light. We have not been contacted. We are preparing a report from the ARS (Regional Health Agency) and the local Pasteur Institute so that they can tell us if there really are any risks of malaria or other risks for the players of the team. France. “The staff of the XV of France will therefore revise its plans somewhat, less than six months before the start of the World Cup. Remember that according to the program established by the French Rugby Federation, a list of 42 players selected to prepare for the World Cup will be unveiled on June 21. Preparation will take place in Monaco and Capbreton (Landes), and four matches will be held in August against Scotland (two matches), Fiji and Australia.