Last test for Les Bleues before the Rugby World Cup

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Last test for Les Bleues before the Rugby World Cup

The France team is preparing to take an important step in its preparation for the World Cup (from October 8 to November 12, in New Zealand). And she will pass it with one mark less. Affected in one knee, captain Gaëlle Hermet will indeed miss this Friday the second and last friendly match scheduled before departure in the southern hemisphere. “She went home to treat her knee, in order to recover as quickly as possible”explained coach Thomas Darracq.

In a fifteen that has often changed in recent months, especially during the last Six Nations Tournament, Hermet was one of the few players constantly aligned. The flanker had started the last seventeen meetings of the Habs. This Friday afternoon, it is Manaé Feleu and Émeline Gros who will supervise Romane Ménager in the third row.

Beyond the result, the Bleues will seek to reassure themselves in their production. The discipline in the rucks, the alternation in the game and the efficiency in touch were particularly worked on this week. “We had to find our bearings last week, we hadn’t played together since the Tournament”, remarks the pillar Annaëlle Deshayes. Charge to the Blues to show today that they are gaining momentum.

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