[DIRECT] France – Uruguay: The Blues want to continue their winning streak after their victory against the Blacks… follow the live match.

The French team will host Uruguay on Thursday, September 14th (9 PM) at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d’Asq, aiming to secure their second victory in this World Cup, this time with the offensive bonus.

La France veut décrocher la victoire avec le bonus offensif ce soir face à L’Uruguay. Les Bleus ont parfaitement débuté leur Coupe du monde en battant les All-Blacks (27-13) lors du match d’ouverture, vendredi dernier.

After the first day, France is in second place in Group A, behind Italy who won with a bonus point against Namibia (52-8).

De son côté, l’Uruguay entame son Mondial ce jeudi. Pour sa préparation à cette Coupe du monde, les Sud-Américains se sont notamment imposés d’une courte tête face au Chili (26-25).

Here are the team compositions, starting with the XV de France:

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Arata is getting ready to play his first match for Uruguay since the November 2021 game against the United States. The scrum-half from Castres was one of four Uruguayans who scored tries for the Teros during the 2019 World Cup: against Fiji in Kamaishi, he beat three defenders before finishing a 40-meter run into the try zone.

0′ : le capitaine Vilaseca et Ormaechea s’apprêtent à devenir les premiers Uruguayens à disputer trois éditions de la Coupe du monde : ils établiront également un record de matchs dans la compétition avec cette neuvième apparition.

0′ : cinq des 23 joueurs uruguayens retenus pour ce match évoluent en France : Arata joue à Castres, Freitas et Vilaseca à Vannes, Leindekar à Bayonne et Ormaechea à Nice.

For this debut in the World Cup, Esteban Meneses has decided to field an experienced starting XV with eleven players who were already present in the last edition of the global tournament in 2019. In the front row, we will find Sanguinetti, Pujadas, and Peculo, while Aliaga and Leindekar will be in the second row, and Civetta, Ardao, and Diana in the back row. The halfback pairing will consist of Arata and Etcheverry, while Freitas and Basso will animate the wings, and the duo Vilaseca/Inciarte will be in the center. Finally, Amaya will start at fullback.

0′ : Ramos, remplaçant face à l’Uruguay, a marqué quatorze points ou plus lors de chacun de ses onze derniers matchs depuis le face-à-face de novembre 2022 contre l’Australie.  Il a inscrit dix-sept points par match en 2023 et n’a pas manqué plus de deux pénalités dans une même rencontre cette saison.

0′ : pour sa dix-septième sélection,  Lucu, qui a fait ses débuts internationaux en 2021, est titularisé pour la cinquième fois de sa carrière. Ce n’est que la deuxième fois qu’il évolue dans le XV de départ au côté du demi d’ouverture  Hastoy, après un match contre les Fidji en préparation le mois dernier. 

For this match, the French staff has decided to make significant changes to their lineup, with twelve changes compared to the team that faced the All Blacks on September 8th. Only Woki, Villière, and Moefana will keep their positions in the starting XV. The team will be led by Jelonch, who returns as captain after a long injury, and will be joined by Macalou and Boudehent in the back row, while Woki will play in the second row alongside Taofifenua. Up front, Gros, Bourgarit, and Aldegheri will be present. In the half-backs, Lucu and Hastoy will start alongside Moefana and Vincent in the center, with Villière and Bielle-Biarrey on the wings, and Jaminet at full-back.

0′ : les remplaçants de la France : Mauvaka, Wardi, Falatea, Chalureau, Flament, Cros, Couilloud, Ramos.

After a victory over the United States (defeat 19-16 in the first leg, victory 34-15 in the second leg), Uruguay managed to secure their ticket to the 2023 World Cup in October 2021. So far, in fifteen matches played in the competition, the Teros have won three: in 1999 against Spain, in 2003 against Georgia, and in 2019 against Fiji. They have scored a total of 188 points and conceded 718.

Uruguay, on the other hand, begins their fifth World Cup this Thursday evening in Northern France. Exempt from playing during the opening weekend, Esteban Meneses’ team is ambitious in this tournament as they aim for the third direct qualifying match for the 2027 edition. In order to achieve this, the Teros need to build confidence against France before facing Italy and Namibia, their two direct opponents.

This year, Fabien Galthié’s France is on a mission. Having been finalists three times in the competition (1987, 1999, 2011), the French team is indeed aiming for the ultimate victory on home soil. If that were to happen at the end of October, the French would become the second European nation to lift the William Webb Ellis trophy after England in 2003.

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