Three matches on the program this Sunday, culminating in a tempting Australia-Fiji match.
The first match of the day begins at 3:00 p.m., with South Africa’s second match taking on Romania. Strong against Scotland last weekthe Springboks want to obtain the bonus point, facing Romanians who did not exist during their first match against Ireland (defeat 82-8). At 5:45 p.m., we strongly advise you to turn on your television and enjoy (at least we hope) watching what promises to be a superb match, Australia-Fiji. The Pacific Warriors have no choice but to win if they still want to believe in qualification, while the Wallabies want to keep first place in the group. A shock not to be missed.
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The day will conclude with the clash between our English neighbors who face Japan at 9:00 p.m. The Three Lions selection reured itself last weekend by quietly beating Argentina (27-10). THE “Brave Blossoms» also won their first match against the valiant Chileans (42-12). At stake in this part, first place in the group.
Schedules and broadcast channels
South Africa-Romania (group B): 3:00 p.m. (France 2)
Australia-Fiji (group C): 5:45 p.m. (France 2)
England-Japan (group B): 9:00 p.m. (TF1)
This Sunday morning, the Blues will train for the last time of the week at Ruel-Malmaison. At the start of the afternoon, Fabien Galthié’s men will take the train to Aix-en-Provence. They will pack their bags at the Renaissance Hotel, where they will take up residence until October 3. They will be able to prepare there in anticipation of their next match Thursday at 9:00 p.m. against Namibia, but also for the last group match against Italy, this time in Lyon.
You may have heard of it, the way the national anthems were performed was not unanimous. Sung in canon by children, it may have given the impression of a certain cacophony. Asked about this, All Blacks center Anton Lienert-Brown wisely chose the route of humor to respond to the controversy: “The hardest part was being next to Lukey [Jacobson] and hear him sing. » A small chamber for the New Zealand third line Like Jacobson. The group is living well!
The player to watch: Levani Botia
You may already know him since we are not talking about a complete stranger here. The third row from Rochelais is a regular in the Top 14 and the Challenge Cup. His absence from the first match against Wales was felt, as Fiji left holes in their defense. The 34-year-old has experience to spare and could well be of crucial importance. While the “Flying Fijians” must win at all costs to hope to get out of the groups, there is no doubt that Botia will give everything to help his team.
Today’s statistic: 148
Like the number of caps for Sam Whitelock. The legendary New Zealand second row took advantage of the victory of his team against Namibia(71-13) to equalize the record, established by the equally legendary Richie McCaw. He should have the opportunity to overtake him during the World Cup.