Hard blow for the XV of France, he delivers on the stars of Galthié

Hard blow for the XV of France, he delivers on the stars of Galthié

Affected by a rupture of the ligaments of the knee against Scotland last Saturday in Saint-Etienne, Romain Ntamack will not be part of the world on September 8th. A real blow for the XV of France and for Fabien Galthié. After Gaël Fickou and Thomas Ramos, it was the new captain Grégory Alldritt who spoke about the absence of the French 10.

After a narrow victory last Saturday against Scotland (30-27), the XV of France faces this Saturday the Fiji Islands. Third preparation match for the next World Cup, this meeting will be an opportunity for the men to Fabien Galthie to glimpse to what extent the absence of Romain Ntamack could be detrimental for the future.

“We have a huge thought for Romain”

” It was not easy. When you lose players in the squad, it’s always frustrating and you’re sad for them. It wasn’t a great joy yesterday (Monday), but we have to move forward and stay focused on our objective. Despite that, we have a huge thought for Romain »admitted Gaël Fickou in remarks relayed by the team on the injury of his friend Romain Ntamack. “It’s been a few years since he managed, I think, to be a great number 10. Seeing him leave the group a few weeks before the start of the competition, it sure hurts for him”declared for his part the Toulouse rear Thomas Ramos.

“It is sure that the beginning of the week was quite complicated”

Promoted to captain for Saturday night’s game at Nantes, Gregory Alldritt in turn commented on the absence of Romain Ntamack. “Obviously the start of the week was quite complicated. We are not going to lie to each other. These are things that can happen. This has been the watchword for four years. You have to know how to adapt anywhere and anytime. That’s what we continue to do. I was named captain for the week but you can imagine that other players have taken over like Antoine (Dupont) and Gaël (Fickou). We reunited and we went back to work even more united”.


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