It was a blow that forced the staff of the Blues to go from a bench at 6-2 (6 forwards and 2 three-quarters) to a bench at 5-3 with the entry of winger Matthis Lebel in the 23 of the match sheet instead of Killian Geraci.
As coach Fabien Galthié explained after the match, the latter injured his right knee during the warm-up, the very one he had operated on for a rupture of the cruciate ligaments at the start of the year. “It’s very hard for him, commented Galthié. The team won but there is a player who is sad. He is coming back from a serious injury and he hurts the same knee. A bit like Arthur Vincent… We will see the diagnosis but we are sad for him. »
The coach then mentioned a simple “bruise” for a shoulder of Romain Taofifenua, touched at the very end of the match. Examinations on Sunday will make it possible to learn more about the state of health of the other second-line of LOU before the meeting against South Africa in a week in Marseille. The player was in any case reassuring after the meeting, nothing serious a priori.