Not retained by South Africa, Rynhardt Elstadt is back in Toulouse

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Not retained by South Africa, Rynhardt Elstadt is back in Toulouse

Surprise Tuesday afternoon on the training ground at the Ernest-Wallon stadium. While we always imagined him with the Springbocks, in full preparation for their last two Rugby Championship matches against Argentina (September 17 and 24), the South African flanker Rynhardt Elstadt was indeed on the lawn of the Sept-Deniers, in the middle of his club partners. The player, who was left at the disposal of Toulouse by his selection, returned to France at the end of last week and therefore resumed training on Monday with his team.

Obviously good news for the Stadium which is rather ric-rac at the level of its workforce in the third line since the relapse on Sunday of François Cros, again affected in the internal lateral ligament of the left knee (three months of absence). However, the club is not yet certain of being able to count on its chief shearer for its trip to Pau on Saturday (9:05 p.m.). He must first obtain the green light from the Joint Committee for Pro Rugby for regulatory issues (in this case, a returning player must accumulate a certain number of training days with his club before being able to play again in the Championship ). An answer should be given to him on Thursday or Friday.

Laurent Labit present in training

Toulouse is also awaiting the passage of its other flanker Alban Placines before the LNR disciplinary committee, this Wednesday, to find out if he can count on him against the Béarn club. Expelled during the 1st day against UBBPlacines has already served a one-game suspension.

Otherwise, the Stade left its hooker Julien Marchand to rest this week, as part of a thoughtful management of the playing time of the internationals one year from the World Cup in France. It should also be noted that the second or third row Thibaud Flament and Yannick Youyoutte, sidelined by injury at the start of the season, are not far from a recovery. Finally, the training of the day was followed with attention by Laurent Labit, one of the assistants of the coach Fabien Galthié, responsible for the attack of the Blues.

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