It only lasted a week, the Irish double exploit in New Zealand having allowed them to sit at the top of the world hierarchy, but, in mid-July, the XV of France settled for the first time in its history in first place in the world ranking of the World Rugby, created in 2003. A little reminder, the Blues, in February 2018, had experienced their worst ranking: 10th nation in the world…
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Only two players have played in the ten matches.
Stade Toulousain hooker Peato Mauvaka (3 times holder) and RC Toulon pillar Jean-Baptiste Gros (2 times holder).
UBB scrum-half Maxime Lucu has been placed on the scoresheet ten times but did not come on as a substitute against Argentina in the autumn tour.
Peato Mauvaka scored two tries against the All Blacks on the Panoramic November tour
Fabien Galthié offered a first selection to six new players during the past season.
: Matthis Lebel, Maxime Lucu, Thibaud Flament, Thomas Jolmes, Yoan Tanga and Max Spring.
The young Racing 92 fullback was the 100th player to play at least a minute since the coach's debut in January 2020.
The number of tries scored by Damian Penaud in nine matches.
He is ahead of hooker Peato Mauvaka and his 5 tries (all registered during the three tests of the 2021 fall tour).
The Toulousain became the first tricolor forward to score a double against the All Blacks.
The number of consecutive victories of the Blues therefore.
The record in the modern era for the XV of France.
A series already carried out between 1931 and 1937, a time when the Blues of rugby had faced 8 times… Germany.
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The number of players used by Fabien Galthié and his staff this season.
With however a typical team that emerges:
(9 tenures) -
Danty or Moefana
Among the understudy, some players also stand out.
with ten matches played out of ten (3 times starting, 7 times replacing).
have 9 match sheets (3 times starter and 6 times substitute for the first two; 2 and 7 for the scrum half).
On the front line, the pillars Jean-Baptiste
(2 and 8) and Demba
(2 and 6) are in the rotation.
However, we will have to find a replacement for the Lyonnais, who recently had knee surgery and is unavailable for the November tour.
No doubt Mohamed Haouas, in sharp decline this season (1 and 2).
Finally, in the second line, Romain
played 7 games, 1 as a starter and 6 during the game.
The USAP striker scored 121 points in nine matches played, or 13.4 points on average.
The number of points scored by Melvyn Jaminet.
The rear of Perpignan, and neo-Toulouse, ahead of Penaud (40 points) and Mauvaka (25 points).
The number of points scored by the Blues during this season.
Or, on average, 31.3 per game.
They collected 171 during the same period.
The number of minutes played by Damian
The Clermont and XV of France winger is ahead of Melvyn
(676 minutes), Gaël
(539) and Grégory
At the other end of the playing time of the 42 Blues over the past season, we find the Castres hooker Gaëtan
(21 minutes), that of the RCT Christopher
(17), the Toulouse rear Thomas
(16) and the Pau section opener Antoine