XV of France: Matthieu Jalibert absent at least a month
During the high-intensity training of the French team on Wednesday afternoon, Matthieu Jalibert left his partners during the session. Hit in the left ankle following a tackle, the opening half left for medical examinations. According to our information, Jalibert will be off for a minimum of four weeks.
A new medical check-up to come with the UBB
The Union Bordeaux-Bègles player is therefore forfeited for the Blues match in England on Saturday and the end of the Tournament the following week against Wales. At best, his return is expected in mid-April. However, a new medical check-up will be carried out with the UBB doctor in order to determine more precisely the exact duration of his unavailability, which could extend up to three months.
A big blow for the player, who had to be a substitute for the Crunch as in the first three matches of the Tournament. A blow also for the UBB which loses a managerial player when there are only 6 days left in the Top 14. The Girondin club is currently 5th in the standings.