CM – Jalibert and Ntamack start again for France in the Georgia test

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FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union – Six Nations Championship – France v Wales – Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France – March 20, 2021 France’s head coach Fabien Galthie before the game REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes / file photo

PARIS: After a disappointing game against Argentina last weekend, France’s coach Fabien Galthie believed in Romain Ntamack and Matthieu Jalibert in the test on Sunday in Bordeaux against Georgia.

Jalibert will start again with Scrumhalf Antoine Dupont at Flyhalf, with Ntamack at the center is used as the French staff want to increase the team’s creativity before the eagerly anticipated duel against New Zealand on November 20th.

Ntamack, who has been Galthie’s preferred flyhalf since taking office after the 2019 World Cup, found the game at 29:20 -Les Bleus’ win against Argentina last Saturday was unsuccessful and was substituted after 50 minutes.

« We’re trying to build an organization. This e 50 minutes together left a feeling of incompleteness, but we’re starting again with another week of work under our belt, « said Galthie, who made five changes to the team that kicked off a press conference against Argentina on Friday.

Four of the Changes were among the strikers, with Uini Atonio starting as a prop master after missing the fall series opening game due to injury, Galthie said.

Gregory Alldritt is back in eighth instead of Anthony Jelonch slipping to the left flank player while Sekou Macalou starts on the right and Cameron Woki moves up one rank to the second row – which means Francois Cros will be on the bench.

Thibaud Flament, who put on an impressive performance against Argentina, will after the suspensions start sitting on the bench with Paul Willemse last Saturday.

On the defensive side, Matthis Lebert received se at the start on the left wing in first international match.

Team: 15-Melvyn Jaminet, 14-Damian Penaud, 13-Gael Fickou, 12-Romain Ntamack, 11-Matthis Lebel, 10-Matthieu Jalibert, 9-Antoine Dupont (Capt.), 8-Gregory Alldritt 7 -Sekou Makalou, 6-Anthony Jelonch, 5-Romain Taofifenua, 4-Cameron Woki, 3-Uini Antonio, 2-Julien Marchand, 1-Cyril Baille

Replacement: 16-Peato Mauvaka, 17-Jean-Baptiste Gros , 18-Demba Bamba, 19-Thibaud Flament, 20-Paul Willemse, 21-Francois Cros, 22-Maxime Lucu, 23-Jonathan Danty

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