It’s back to Marseille!
Taofifenua replaced Woki, who made three starts.
Bielle-Biarrey had his technique admired
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The starters do the job very seriously and add a touch of finesse to the brutality of the score. The Blues lead 54-0 at the break. They rewarded the Vélodrome with superb tests. Bielle-Biarrey shone, Danty and Penaud each scored a double.
40th+1: WHAT DUPONT SERVICE FOR BIELLE-BIARREY
With his left foot, Dupont goes for Bielle-Biarrey on the wing, just before being stamped. The service is crystal clear: Bielle-Biarrey scores its 2nd try in this World Cup. Ramos continues his almost flawless performance, 6th successful transformation out of 7: 54-0!
38th: QUIET AS DUPONT!
It’s the captain’s turn to score. Penaud’s speed made the difference while the Namibians were very close to intercepting. He negotiates a two against one well by shifting Dupont, who can flatten with complete peace of mind. Ramos continues with a new transformation. 47-0.
33rd: GOOD WORK BY JELONCH, FLAMENT TEST
Jelonch takes the ball out of a ruck and goes straight through the Namibian curtain. He serves Thibaud Flament, who is on trial. Ramos, almost facing the poles, transforms: 40-0.
32nd: Jelonch try canceled
After another well-negotiated touch, Mauvaka serves Jelonch who flattens. But a forward taints the action.
31st: it was hot for the French!
First thrill in the French camp. The Blues lose control at the end of the scrum, Retief escapes towards the goal, but he is tackled by Bielle-Biarrey. On the next ruck, Danty is there to scratch and put out the fire.
30th: en-avant Namibia
Namibia got closer to the 22 meters tricolor, but a forward put an end to the action.
27th: DANTY ALSO GOES FOR HIS DOUBLE
Woki ensures the victory with a touch a few meters from the opposing goal. He gives it to Dupont who serves Danty directly. The center offers a double, Ramos a 4th successful transformation (33-0).
Ranking update for Penaud
The neo-Bordelais is now on the podium of the best scorers in the French XV.
1. Serge Blanco, 38 tries2. Vincent Clerc, 34 tries 3. Philippe Saint-André, Damian Penaud, 32 tries
5. Philippe Sella, 30 tries
24th: what chistera of Bielle-Biarrey
The young winger (20 years old) has fun and delights the public at the Vélodrome. Starting from the left wing, the action continues on the right until a French advance.
21st: THE DOUBLE FOR PENAUD
Mauvaka projects inwards once conquest is assured. But he plays again in the closed, the Namibians are wrong-footed and Penaud can improve his statistics! 26-0, thanks to Ramos’ transformation.
The Blues are back in the Namib 22.
18th: OLLIVON AT THE END OF A FESTIVAL OF PASSES
Chistera from Jalibert, delivery from Penaud and decisive pass from the opener towards the inside: Ollivon just has to go and flatten after a superb sequence of passes along the touchline. Ramos ensures the transformation: 19-0.
15th: bad touch
The French are not settled on throw-ins. The ball is deflected and the referee whistles a scrum with a Namibian introduction.
14th: the Blues insist on the foot
The French continue the occupation kicks. They recover the touchline after a Namibian dismissal.
9th: What lucidity from Bielle-Biarrey! New try
Dupont shifts Jalibert at the end of the scrum. The fly-half plays an overhand kick towards the left wing. Bielle-Biarrey is quick enough to grab the leather and transfers to Danty while avoiding the touchline! Danty celebrates his return and his first in the World Cup with a try, Ramos converts, 12-0 for the Blues, who are off to a good start.
Penaud overtakes Sella
The Bordeaux player alone takes 4th place in the ranking of the most prolific try scorers in Blue.
1. Serge Blanco, 38 tries2. Vincent Clerc, 34 tries 3. Philippe Saint-André, 32 tries4. Damian Penaud, 31 tries
5. Philippe Sella, 30 tries
6th: PENAUD OPENS THE SCORE
After a good ball carried into the left corner, Antoine Dupont knocks down with a good kick. Penaud takes the ball on the rebound before a successful overrun. The winger scores his 31st try with the Blues (5-0). Off-center, Ramos misses the transformation.
4th: bad throw from Mauvaka
The throw is not straight. Namibian melee to follow.
3rd: hit in the Namibian camp
After an exchange of busy kicks, Ven der Berg concedes the throw-in 40 meters from his goal.
1st: key recovered
The conquest is for France. The Blues try to move in the opposite direction towards Penaud. The winger has space but his kicking game is poorly affected.
1st: Namibians kick off
Thomas Ramos is at reception. He sends into touch.
And here is the Namibian anthem
It’s Marseillaise time
The 30 players appear
The atmosphere goes up a notch at the Vélodrome.
“Two crazy months”: between the Rugby World Cup, OM and the Pope’s Mass, Marseille in full madness
Romain Ntamack in support
Forfeited for the World Cup due to a left knee injury, the scrum half is at the Vélodrome to encourage his compatriots.
What is the situation in group A?
Italy beat Uruguay on Wednesday (38-17) and occupies first place in the group, with two offensive bonus points acquired in two matches. The Blues have the opportunity to get back in front – with a match – after the game against Namibia. The two teams will face each other on October 6, during the French’s last group match.
Why you (almost) don’t see match videos on social media
Everything is ready for the Blues
“The Eye of Berbize”: “A crucial fortnight”
For our consultant Pierre Berbizier, former captain and coach of the French XV, the Blues are approaching a major turning point in their World Cup over the next two weeks. Be careful to negotiate it carefully.
Why the XV of France wants to strike hard against Namibia
Gaël Fickou confides in his love of OM and the Vélodrome
The starters are back this Thursday evening. After a messy performance against Uruguay, Fabien Galthié decided to field a premium XV. He also benefits from the return of Cyril Baille, absent during the first two matches. Note: the new tenure of young Louis Bielle-Biarrey.
The return of Matthieu Lartot
Hello everyone !
Welcome to this live commentary from France-Namibia. Kick-off at 9 p.m. at the Stade Vélodrome!
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