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for Siya Kolisi, “the XV of France is one of the contenders for the title”

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The South African captain spoke to the media on Thursday in Paris on the sidelines of a round table against racism.

The Blues world champions in 2023? Not impossible. In any case, the South African Siya Kolisi made the XV of France one of the favorites for the final victory, one of the “title contenders», Thursday, on the sidelines of a round table against racism, in Paris. “It’s a young team. What’s amazing is that they will play the next World Cup in front of their home crowd and it will be a tough team to beat in the future. Antoine Dupont? He is a great player, I congratulate him on being named captain of the XV of France. It’s a good choice”, promises the captain of Springboks who are doing an internship in France.

Before playing three test matches in the United Kingdom in November, against Wales, Scotland and England, the world champions have indeed put their bags in France, which allows them to avoid a strict quarantine across the Channel. “We are adapting very well to the conditions, it allows us to prepare well for the three matches that await us and which will all be difficult. There are challenges to take up and we are ready for that ”, hammer Siya Kolisi.

Spoiled for choice for Rassie Erasmus

In the absence of Faf de Klerk, Cheslin Kolbe and Pieter-Stef du Toit, injured, South Africa can still rely on quality players for the deadlines next month. These packages will not make Rassie Erasmus’s task any less difficult than usual … “With the number of players he has, it will be difficult for him to choose the main team”, smiles the captain of the South African selection, who therefore has his work cut out for him before turning to 2023 and the defense of the world title won in 2019. By then, the Boks will also have the opportunity to measure themselves against France, with a match scheduled for November 2022 in Saint-Denis.

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