Training session for the French XV at Marcoussis National Rugby Center, November 9, 2018
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In spicy entry: XV's French begins Saturday (21h05) at Stade de France's test games in November against South Africa, and did not meet them since 2009, to improve victory and confidence a long way to the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
The past is also in the mirror of the Blues who were preparing to challenge these same Springboks in the middle of the autumn series in the last final year for the Guy Novès.Battus (18-17) fund after they came In New Zealand (18-38), they will draw a miraculous draw against Japan (23-23) who wanted to defeat. The program does not include the Masters Year All, except the "Brave Blossoms", except for South Africa, Fiji (24, again by Stade de France) and Argentina (November 17th in Lille), they will receive less than a year in Japan (20 September 2 November). The sun country rises to the sky, darkened by misty for the Blues, winning only two due to Novès by Jacques Brunel at the end of 2017, on their eight sides. They offered themselves the English scalp (and Italy), which led to a small incentive of Ireland and Wales in their native country, and competed against New Zealand at home in June. "The win is crucial" But they are not crucial: victories, the only thing that really cements a team looking for certainty and consistency. "It has been shown from the beginning of the year attributes, but also weaknesses. We want content with consistent quality throughout the game, which we did not have to date. We have the only ambition we have. Strengthening, We, our group, have a vital, necessary, Brunel unite. Identify also that there is another clear thing: & # 39; the time is running , we need to stabilize this very quickly. "# This question stability stops due to the absence of various holders, as at each meeting (Parra, Fofana, Atonio), when Springboks was over The coach changes in 2018. With success, since Johan "Rassie" Erasmus is successful in winning the series against England in June before three from New Zealand in mid-September on his land (36-34), from where the Blues left with three heavy detainees in June. If the Blues lost the Morgan Parra road, Wesley Fofana, Uini Atonio, Bernard Le Roux and Rémi Lamerat, they changed two experienced players in the main position: Camille Lopez, who is expected after a year and a half absent, as the holder at the opening, and Louis Picamoles, the only N.8 perforating of France but a current exchange in blue for several years. Double challenge Montpellier's power should be valuable to overcome the traditional physical challenge set by the Boks. The first challenge is to be expected of the tricolor which, therefore, has two bases of Bastarea-Doumayrou possessing strong and protective protection in defense unless fast and creative. "They gave us guarantees for the last Tournament of the six nations, notably against England, who also has a very physical team. I think it's about the same game," said Friday, Sebastien Bruno, who is in charge of the melee trouble. The remaining challenge is the Blues due to the severity: they have been almost systematic for half an hour against the great nations of the South, they did not meet since June 2016 (Argentina). Bigger in November In June, they hope to finally break this series in Stade de France with spatial stands. But not just trying to tackle the pocket to its players and, above all, a win to build confidence.