l’essentielThe French Rugby Federation announced on Monday, September 11th, that the Toulouse hooker would remain with the team to recover from the thigh injury he suffered on Friday, September 8th during the opening match.
Julien Marchand will not be replaced in the group of 33 French players present at the World Cup. He was injured at the beginning of the opening match against the All Blacks on Friday, and will receive treatment with the team. « Following a game accident that caused excessive tension in his hamstring during the opening match of the World Cup against New Zealand last Friday, resulting in his withdrawal from the game, Julien Marchand underwent medical examinations which revealed a muscle injury in his left hamstring, » explained the FFR in a statement.
« Il y a encore des membres de l’équipe France qui continuent à se préparer de manière spécifique, tout en recevant des soins adaptés à leur état. De nouveaux examens sont prévus à la fin de la semaine pour suivre l’évolution de leur guérison », déclare la Fédération.
Sa présence espérée pour le quart de finale
After the MRI taken immediately after the match, the unavailable hooker, replaced by his club teammate Peato Mauvaka, was estimated to be out for four to five weeks, giving him hope of being recovered in time to be considered for the quarterfinal on October 15th in Saint-Denis, most likely against South Africa or Ireland.