Paul Willemse is well fixed for the whole of the autumn tour with the XV of France. Released by the staff of the Blues on Wednesday evening and returned to Montpellier, the second line will be absent from the field for a month. He “passed additional examinations confirming the presence of a muscle lesion in his right hamstringsexplains the MHR in a press release. This wound […] should keep Paul out of action for 4 weeks. »
He will therefore miss the shock against Australia Saturday evening at the Stade de France (9 p.m.), the match against Japan in Toulouse on November 20 and especially the match against South Africa on November 12 in Marseille. The native of Pretoria and world champion under 20 with the Baby Boks in 2012 had checked for a long time the meeting with the Springboks, whom he has never faced from the top of his 24 selections with the XV of France. But he had missed this appointment so symbolic for him.