While Thomas Laclayat took part in the preparation camp organized in Monaco, Sipili Falatea will find the XV of France for the second part of the program, in Marcoussis.
The staff of the XV of France does not drastically change its plans. After a first course organized in Monaco, the Blues will continue their preparation in the facilities of the Center National du Rugby-Bernard Lapasset from July 23rd. Once again, 42 players have been called up for this second training camp, which will end with a trip to Murrayfield to face Scotland there as part of the first of four preparation matches on the program of the XV of France before the duel against the All Blacks at the opening of the World Cup, on September 8.
A group that, for the most part, remains unchanged. However, Fabien Galthié made a change to the position of right pillar. Present in the Principality, future Racing 92 player Thomas Laclayat has not been called up due to the expected return of Sipili Falatea.
🇫🇷💥 𝐕𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐢 𝐥𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝟒𝟐 𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐞𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐬 𝐞́𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞́𝐬 in the group of #XVdeFrance for the internship in Marcoussis and the preparation for the match against Scotland which will take place on August 5th! 💪 #UnisPourUnRêve #NeFaisonsXV pic.twitter.com/xZ3wxKiTOw
— France Rugby (@FranceRugby) July 19, 2023
Falatea delivered on time
The right pillar of Bordeaux-Bègles could not make the trip to Monaco due to a distended internal lateral ligament of the right knee during the semi-final of the Top 14 lost by the Girondin club against La Rochelle on June 10 on the lawn of the Reale Arena in San Sebastián. Almost six weeks after this injury, Sipili Falatea has been declared fit to join the XV of France and will be present in Marcoussis from this Sunday.
The native of Wallis-and-Futuna should therefore not miss the last preparation camp, scheduled for August 7 to 25 in Capbreton, interspersed with matches against Scotland then Fiji, the last deadlines before the announcement of the list of 33 players selected for the World Cup by Fabien Galthié. This will be followed by a final trial run against Australia on August 26.
The 42 players selected for the Marcoussis camp
Fronts: Dorian Aldegheri (Toulouse), Grégory Alldritt (La Rochelle), Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Cyril Baille (Toulouse), Demba Bamba (Lyon), Paul Boudehent (La Rochelle), Pierre Bourgarit (La Rochelle), Bastien Chalureau (Montpellier), Dylan Cretin (Lyon), François Cros (Toulouse), Jean-Baptiste Gros (Toulon), Sekou Macalou (Stade Français Paris), Julien March and (Toulouse), Peato Mauvaka (Toulouse), Charles Ollivon (Toulon), Yoan Tanga (La Rochelle), Romain Taofifenua (Lyon), Florian Verhaeghe (Montpellier), Réda Wardi (La Rochelle), Paul Willemse (Montpellier, Cameron Woki (Racing 92)
Rears: Louis Bielle-Biarrey (Bordeaux-Bègles), Baptiste Couilloud (Lyon), Jonathan Danty (La Rochelle), Brice Dulin (La Rochelle), Ethan Dumortier (Lyon), Antoine Dupont (Toulouse), Gaël Fickou (Racing 92), Sipili Falatea (Bordeaux-Bègles), Thibaud Flament (Toulouse), Emilien Gailleton (Pau), Antoine Hastoy (La Rochelle), Matthieu Ja libert (Bordeaux-Bègles), Melvyn Jaminet (Toulouse), Maxime Lucu (Bordeaux-Bègles), Yoram Moefana (Bordeaux-Bègles), Romain Ntamack (Toulouse), Damian Penaud (Clermont), Thomas Ramos (Toulouse), Baptiste Serin (Toulon), Gabin Villière (Toulon), Arthur Vincent (Montpellier)