Coupe du monde de rugby 2023 : Jelonch et Lucu titulaires, le XV de France totalement remanié pour affronter l’Uruguay

l’essentiel Fabien Galthié a annoncé mardi 12 septembre, le nom des 23 joueurs qui affronteront l’Uruguay, jeudi lors du deuxième match de poule de l’équipe de France. Avec douze changements par rapport au XV de départ face à la Nouvelle-Zélande.

It is not surprising that Fabien Galthié and the staff of the French XV have chosen to field a significantly changed team against Uruguay for the second pool match of the Blues (Thursday, September 14th at 9 pm). And this lineup marks the great return of Anthony Jelonch from Gers, in the position of flanker. As a symbol, he will even wear the captain’s armband.

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The player from Stade Toulousain suffered a serious injury seven months ago (anterior cruciate ligament rupture in the knee). And at that time, very few would have bet that he would be able to recover in time to participate in the World Cup. However, here is Jelonch back for the second group match, after an impressive race against time that has impressed everyone, from his team to the surgeon in charge of his recovery.

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Other notable changes in the French team include the inclusion of Maxime Lucu instead of Antoine Dupont, who is being rested, and the presence of Hastoy at fly-half. In total, there will be seven players from Stade Toulousain wearing the blue jersey on Thursday. Three of them will start (Jelonch, Aldegheri, and Jaminet), while Mauvaka, Flament, Cros, and Ramos will be substitutes.

Only three of them continue after starting against the All-Blacks in the opening match. Cameron Woki, Gabien Villière, and Yoram Moefana.

Le XV de France pour affronter l’Uruguay : Jaminet ; Bielle-Biarrey, Vincent, Moefana, Villière (o) Hastoy, (m) Lucu ; Jelonch (cap), Macalou, Boudehent ; Taofifenua, Woki ; Aldegheri, Bourgarit, Gros. 

Rempl : Mauvaka, Wardi, Falatea, Chalureau, Flament, Cros, Couilloud, Ramos.