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XV of France: Max Spring, only change for the Blues to face Japan


The staff of the XV of France decided to renew the team had beaten Japan last week. Only Max Spring replaces Melvyn Jaminet at the back.

Never change a winning team.

Well almost.

For the second test-match of the Blues during their tour of Japan, Fabien Galthié and his assistants renewed en masse the players who had shone last Saturday.

Only one small change to note: the tenure of the young prodigy of Racing 92, Max Spring, at the back.

It is a small event since he replaces the future Toulousain, Melvyn Jaminet, who had participated in the last twelve meetings of the XV of France.

Otherwise, it's the continuity bonus.

The tricolor pack is renewed in its entirety, with in particular the second line composed of Thomas Jolmès and Thibaud Flament.

Author of a remarkable performance against the Brave Blossoms, Yoan Tanga, who will leave Racing 92 for Stade Rochelais, continues to the position of number 8 and will compose the third row with captain Charles Ollivon and Dylan Cretin.

On the bench of substitutes, another small change since the flanker of Racing 92 Ibrahim Diallo takes the place of Toulouse Selevasio Tolofua.

The hinge of the Blues does not change and will again be that of Bordeaux-Bègles, with Maxime Lucu in the scrum and Matthieu Jalibert at the opening.

In the three-quarter line, the week had been marked by uncertainty over the versatile Yoram Moefana, who had shone in the first test but had been touched and spared during the week.

Finally the Union Bordeaux-Bègles player will hold his place well in the center, associated with Virimi Vakatawa.

Romain Buros (UBB), who could have entered the team on the wing in the event of Moefana's withdrawal, is ultimately not on the team sheet and will therefore not honor his first international selection.

Damian Penaud, a time tried in the center in the event of withdrawal from Moefana, will hold his place on the wing, where he shines with the blue jersey (8 tries scored this season).

The composition XV of France:

Jaminet - Penaud, Moefana, Vakatawa, Lebel - (o) Jalibert, (m) Lucu - Ollivon (cap.), Tanga, Cretin - Jolmes, Flament - Bamba, Mauvaka, Big

Subs: Bourgarit, Priso, Falatea, Lavault, Diallo , Macalou, Couilloud, Hastoy.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-07-07

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