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As revealed by Midi Olympique, the third-line of the XV of France had been forced to shorten his training session on Monday after feeling tension in the calf. On Tuesday, Charles Ollivon was spared and did not take part in training, watching his teammates from a bench, surrounded by Paul Boudehent (mandatory rest after concussion) and Julien Marchand (recovering from a hamstring injury in the opening game).
No worries, however, for the Toulonnais. In the morning, he was able to participate in the so-called "clarity" session, i.e. repeating the scales while walking. The staff wanted to be very reassuring about his slight injury, speaking of a precautionary measure.
This time, Couilloud wore the 9
Regarding the team wearing the starting shirts, it was somewhat different from the day before. Baille, Bourgarit and Aldegheri made up the first line. Woki and Taofifenua were partners in the second line. No changes in third (Macalou, Cros, Alldritt, as the day before).
At the hinge, Couilloud had taken the place of Lucu, still associated with Jalibert. New pair of centers (Danty-Vincent) and if Villière kept the 11, this time it is Bielle-Biarrey (and not Penaud) who wore the blue flocked chasuble of the number 14. No change at the back with Thomas Ramos.
This Wednesday, no training in the program of the Blues. Some of them will take the opportunity to visit children with disabilities in the morning.