For the debut of the XV of France in the Autumn Nations Cup, Sunday at Murrayfield against Scotland, Fabien Galthié should align the team he had planned to start against Fiji, last Sunday, but without Romain Ntamack, injured .
Against Scotland with the same people who should have started against Fiji, Romain Ntamack excepted? Apart from the Toulouse opening half, injured in a thigh, Fabien Galthié should line up Sunday at Murrayfield against Scotland for the official debut of the XV of France in the Autumn Nations Cup the starting XV he had planned to launch against the Fijians last Sunday in Vannes before this first match is canceled and given the winner to the Blues on the green carpet (28-0, with the bonus point).
It is therefore with a team made up of many substitutes from the first two matches of the autumn, against Wales in preparation for the match against Ireland and then a week later against the Irish on a final day of the Tournament of the 6 Nations deferred, that the Habs should appear on Sunday (4:00 p.m.) against the Scots who had subjected them last March (28-17) to their only defeat of the Tournament. Galthié will confirm this Friday at midday, but everything already suggests that the best part will be reserved for these non-titular players on Sunday that their coach now prefers designated by the more appropriate qualifier according to him of “finishers”.
Jalibert in the absence of Ntamack, as obvious?
🏴🇫🇷 @FGalthie has announced the list of 31 players summoned to prepare for the match against Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday, November 22. #ECOFRA #XVdeFrance #NeFaisonsXV
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Thomas Ramos is one of them. In the absence of Anthony Bouthier, the Toulousain should start at the back, in the same way a priori on the right wing as Teddy Thomas, injured against the Welsh but who should thus make a comeback in the French starting XV. In the same way, Jalibert should start Sunday against XV du Chardon, in place of Ntamack. Laurent Labit also told the press this week to Marcoussis all the good that the coach of the attack of the Blues but also the coach Galthié thought of number 10 of the UBB, whose tenure in the absence of the Toulousain sounds obvious. “He’s a player we count on. “
The Girondin should be aligned in hinge alongside one of the holders of the first two games Antoine Dupont. Other expected survivors: Vincent Rattez, Virimi Vakatawa, Gaël Fickou, Grégory Alldritt, Bernard Le Roux and captain Charles Ollivon, who had also been established against Ireland on October 31. The first line, on the other hand, should be completely changed.
The probable starting XV against Scotland
Ramos – Thomas, Vakatawa, Fickou, Rattez – Jalibert, Dupont – Ollivon (cap), Alldritt, Cretin – Taofifenua, Le Roux – Bamba, Chat, Gros
Replacements: Baille, Marchand, Haouas, Willemse, Woki, Couilloud, Carbonel (or Villière), Vincent