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Virimi Vakatawa called in reinforcement


Absent in the French team since the 2018 Six Nations Tournament, the center has been chosen to replace in the group Geoffrey Doumayrou, injury package.

The World with AFP Posted today at 10h19

Virimi Vakatawa at the 2016 Six Nations Tournament.
Virimi Vakatawa at the 2016 Six Nations Tournament. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

A few days after the encouraging tri-color victory against Scotland, a ghost joins the XV of France. Racing 92 center Virimi Vakatawa officially replaces Geoffrey Doumayrou in the group selected to prepare for the World Cup, which he will join in Nice on Wednesday, coaching announced on Tuesday.

Vakatawa (27 years old, 17 caps), who was waiting for medical exams following a calf injury, will return to the Blues for the first time since the 2018 Six Nations Tournament. had been more successful, disappointing at his former winger post after a promising international debut (five tries in 2016).

The former sevens player, who replaces in the group of 37 Doumayrou, injured with an Achilles tendon, should be too fair for the trip to Edinburgh on Saturday against Scotland and will postulate for the last pre-season game at the World Cup. (20 September-2 November), August 30 against Italy at the Stade de France.

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