the Blues with Falatea holder and Danty replacing to challenge England?
To face the XV de la Rose on Saturday at Twickenham, Fabien Galthié will make some adjustments due to injuries and suspensions, compared to the team that won against Scotland.
Still in the running mathematically to win in the Six Nations Tournament, the XV of France has no room for error on Saturday (5:45 p.m.) against England. A “Crunch” to leave or double for the Blues. For this always special shock against the XV of the Rose, Fabien Galthié had to make some adjustments compared to the team which disposed of Scotland.
One of the main questions concerned the position of right pillar, in the absence of Uini Atonia and Mohamed Haouas, both suspended. After this Wednesday’s high-intensity training at Marcoussis, it was Sipili Falatea, the usual substitute in the last matches, who wore a starter bib. Dorian Aldegheri, recently recalled, should be a replacement. Another change, in the third line, with the return of François Cros, who should start on Saturday following the knee injury of his teammate in Toulouse, Anthony Jelonch.
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For the rest, Thomas Ramos connects the back, the hinge will be made up of Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack, Yoram Moefana and Gaël Fickou will again be associated with the center. Ethan Dumortier should chain a fourth consecutive tenure.
While Tuesday’s training had given little indication of the upcoming composition of the Habs, that of this Wednesday was clearer. Movement is expected on the bench. Note that Jonathan Danty, who was still recently in the recovery phase after his knee injury, should start on the substitutes’ bench, if we are to believe the chasuble he wore on Wednesday. Sekou Macalou could lose his place among the “finishers”. Answers Thursday at noon for the announcement of the team which will start at Twickenham.
The probable composition
Ramos – Penaud, Fickou, Moefana, Dumortier – (o) Ntamack, (m) Dupont – Ollivon, Alldritt, Cros – Willemse, Flament – Falatea, Marchand, Baille
Replacements: Mauvaka, Wardi, Aldegheri, Taofifenua, Tanga or Macalou, Danty, Jalibert, Lucu
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