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XV of France: the leaders back for the November Tour


Fabien Galthié, the coach unveiled the list of 42 players summoned for the November Tour. Unsurprisingly, the leaders, absent

Fabien Galthié, the coach of the XV of France, unveiled this Monday the names of the 42 players summoned to participate in the Fall Tour during which the Blues will welcome Argentina on November 6 at the Stade de France, Georgia on 14 in Bordeaux, and New Zealand on the 20th at the Stade de France.

Housed or occupied by the finals of the Top 14 at the end of last season, many usual holders who had not participated in the Tour in Australia last summer are back.

Antoine Dupont, Romain Ntamack, Cyril Baille, Julien Marchand, François Cros, Grégory Alldritt, Matthieu Jalibert, Damian Penaud, Gabin Villière, Brice Dulin, Gaël Fickou, Bernard Le Roux and Virimi Vakatawa were logically called.

👀 𝐋𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝟒𝟐!

The #XVdeFrance staff has just announced the group selected to prepare for the Autumn Tour!

The Blues will face Argentina🇦🇷, Georgia🇬🇪 and the All Blacks 🇳🇿

Come cheer them on 🏟️🇫🇷


- France Rugby (@FranceRugby) October 18, 2021

The coach Fabien Gathié and the manager of the Blues Raphaël Ibanez had to face a multitude of forfeits.

To the long-time injured, captain Charles Ollivon (who hopes to return for the Six Nations Tournament) and scrum-half Baptiste Serin (until December), added Arthur Vincent, the center of Montpellier, seriously injured in a knee, and absent for the rest of the season, the 2nd row racingman Baptiste Pesenti., victim of a dislocation of a shoulder, the pillar of Montpellier Mohamed Haouas, handicapped by a muscle injury, and the sky and white winger Teddy Thomas, hamstring injury in mid-September.

Only two novices make their appearance: Thibault Flament (Stade Toulouse) and Florian Verhaeghe (Montpellier).

Among the 42 players summoned for each gathering,

A minimum of 5 clubs must have between 1 and 3 selected players.

This provision is intended to ensure that this extended group is distributed among the greatest number of clubs.

In addition, the organization of the day on Wednesday will be arranged in such a way that the 14 players not selected will return to their homes on

Wednesday evening, instead of Thursday last season.

Source: leparis

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