The FFR unveiled this Monday the program of preparation courses for the Rugby World Cup (September 8 to October 28 in France).
If it will officially start on June 26, a first training course concerning an enlarged group (players not concerned by the final phases of the Top 14) will take place in Marcoussis from June 5 to 9.
The 2023 World Cup schedule
On Wednesday June 21, Fabien Galthié and his assistants will announce the group of 42 players selected for the two-month internship.
The first will take place from June 26 to 28 at the Foreign Legion camp in Carpiagne (Marseille).
The idea of an internship in Guyana was therefore abandoned.
Small passage in family (a novelty) and place in the second training course, this time in Monaco, from July 2nd to 14th.
The players will then be able to spend a few days again with their loved ones before meeting on July 24 at the Marcoussis National Training Center (Essonne) until August 3 and the departure for Scotland, where the Blues will play the first of their four warm-up matches in Edinburgh on August 5.
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On their return, they will take up residence in Capbreton, in the Landes (from August 7 to 25), the last training camp interspersed with three friendly matches (France-Scotland in Saint-Etienne on the 12th; France-Fiji in Nantes on the 19th; France-Australia at the Stade de France on the 26th).
In the meantime, the list of 33 elected for the World Cup will have been communicated.
The big announcement will indeed take place on Monday, August 21.
The XV of France will then join its base camp for the start of the competition, in Rueil-Malmaison.