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When he was younger, Matthieu Jalibert had a model, the Englishman Owen Farrell. Now, one thing brings the two openers together: either we love them, or we hate them. No half measures. Matthieu Jalibert has learned to deal with this, he no longer listens to criticism, he says, even if he talks about it regularly in interviews. This season, the international fly-half has not escaped the rule.
He has long been stigmatized as a constantly injured player. The number 10 had confirmed at the end of the autumn tests of the XV of France, with three beautiful entries in play, that he was now "at 100% of (his) abilities" after having experienced "a complicated start to the season". Before the relapse. At the beginning of January, a muscle injury had stopped his good momentum, after the victory of UBB against Montpellier (40-10) where he had delivered two assists at the foot and scored 17 points. New glitch in February, with the Blues: sprained left ankle...
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