The Blues face Namibia in Marseille on Thursday for their third Rugby World Cup match. Facing the weakest opponent in Group A, they want to forget their lackluster performance against Uruguay and build up their confidence before two weeks without a match. Follow the meeting live on the France 24 website.
Published on: 09/21/2023 – 6:59 p.m.
The French team (3rd nation in the world) continues its quest for a first world crown against Namibia (21st nation in the world) at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille, Thursday September 21. After an inaugural victory against the All Blacks, then a sluggish success against Uruguay, the Blues face a team that is well within their reach. In 2007, France had already faced Namibia in the group stage and had achieved a great success (87-10), including two tries scored by the phenomenon Sébastien Chabal.
For this match, left pillar Cyril Baille, absent since mid-August due to a right calf injury, regains his starting place in an almost typical French team against Namibia.
Another return: that of center Jonathan Danty. The Rochelais, absent from the first two matches of the competition due to a muscle injury in his thigh, is a key player in the system put in place by the coach. The third row Grégory Alldritt, hampered by one knee, was “spared” for this match.
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