France Rugby Team: Galthié wants to turn the Ntamack page and sends two invitations

XV of France: Galthié wants to turn the Ntamack page and sends two invitations

Journalist for 20 years, I am a field man for Canal+ on the Top 14 and ProD2 and correspondent for Radio France

A few days after the emotion aroused by the announcement of Romain Ntamack’s withdrawal from the World Cup, with a knee injury, the France Rugby Team is focusing on a new test against Fiji. For coach Fabien Galthié, the injury of his star opener remains an important step in the adventure of the Blues. And he now hopes that Matthieu Jalibert and Antoine Hastoy will seize their destiny.

At a press conference this Thursday, the subject “Romain Ntamack” was still in people’s minds and in the comments. The France group was jostled by the successive announcements of Romain Ntamack’s package and Cyril Baille’s injury. ” A Black Monday ” For Fabian Galthie. Even if the coach of the Blues appreciated to live these announcements in the intimacy of the group. ” We were lucky in this black Monday to have a good timing: We were able to announce it between us, explain Fabian Galthie. We learned together, head-on, the bad news. It’s part of the World Cup. It is part of living together. We managed to live it together. We shared this monumental slap together. And then, after we cash in, we digest, and then we get up. We thought of Romain. We talked about it at length too. But now we have to think about ourselves. To the team. To the strength of character and the determination that we have had since Monday “.

A thought for “Snowy”

Relaxed and not resigned, Romain Ntamack was already present at training on Tuesday to send support to his comrades, after recharging his batteries with his relatives. ” I have a thought for his father, it’s hard for him tooconfess Fabien Galthié, former teammate ofEmile Ntamack in the French team. A thought for his club, because it also had an impact on his club, Stade Toulousain. For our supporters too who have been affected “.

Hastoy and Jalibert’s hour

Now we have to talk about Matthieu Jalibert and Antoine Hastoychain Fabien Galthié. VSis their destiny. It is written. They must believe it. It’s time to go “. Anthony Hastoy will notably hold this Saturday against Fiji in Nantes. ” Antoine Hastoy, for example, he’s been with us since the tour in Australiaexplains the coach. He joined the France team more than two years ago. He has few selections but he has a lot of participation in the preparations, so in the 42 method. He has lived a lot with us. He doesn’t have as much selection as Romain Ntamack or Matthieu Jalibert, but Antoine has accumulated a lot of experience, a lot of training with the team. The experience, he has it. And then Matthieu Jalibert is there too. He also experienced the injury during his four years. So it’s their destiny. It’s their time. And to us too “.

In Capbreton, Romain AMALRIC


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