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Rugby: Jalibert, finally back in the spotlight


Highlights: The England fly-half is back to his best ahead of the World Cup. He has had a difficult start to the season, but is now fully fit. The 23-year-old says he has learned to deal with the criticism he receives. He is hoping to win his first World Cup at Twickenham in June. The tournament starts on June 14 and runs until June 25. The final will be held in Twickenhall on June 25 and 26. For more information on the tournament, visit

DECRYPTION - The UBB international opener is back to his best in the run-up to the World Cup.

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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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Source: lefigaro

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