The French Rugby Federation has decided to bring forward the press briefing for the French XV coach to this Wednesday, November 8. To debrief (finally) the elimination of the Blues during the World Cup.
End of radio silence. Fabien Galthié, coach of the XV of France, will be at a press conference this Wednesday, November 8 at 5:45 p.m. to debrief from the last World Cup. The French Rugby Federation initially wanted to schedule this meeting at the end of November but decided to bring the date forward to “satisfy requests for an exchange with the coach“.
The former scrum-half had not spoken since the press conference after the defeat against the Springboks on October 15. His silence was singled out by the daily L’Equipe, which headlined “The silence that annoys” on Wednesday, November 1. Enough to make the president of the FFR, Florian Grill, react.
“The man for the job” according to Romain Ntamack
“Media time is not human time. Men must be given time to digest, which can be long after 4 years of pressure, the president wrote on X (formerly Twitter). Then will come that of analysis and finally that of communication. No emergency. Let’s respect men.» The time for analysis has arrived.
This Monday morning, the coach was defended by Romain Ntamack, the Stade Toulousain fly-half, who did not play in the World Cup due to a serious knee injury. Number 10 ures “that there is no debate on his future at the head of the France team“. He greets “all the work done, everything he has contributed over the past four years. He’s the man for the job“.
A few weeks ago, Fabien Galthié hit the headlines by appearing naked on the front page of Here is , with his wife Helena Noguerra. Photos for which the former scrum half decided to sue the magazine. Angry, his partner published a column on Sunday in Release to share his “state of astonishment“.