The XV of France has an appointment in Brisbane this Wednesday, for its first test match against Australia. With a workforce largely redesigned for the occasion, the Blues will try to create the feat. The meeting will be to follow from 12 hours sure Canal +.
Without several of its executives, the XV of France begins its tour this Wednesday against Australia. For the first time in Fabien Galthié’s mandate, the Blues will play several games in a row against a team from the South. The task promises to be complicated for quite inexperienced Blues.
This first test match against Australia this Wednesday will be to follow from 12 hours sure Canal +. With a second team, France can still have ambitions, like its short defeat, in a fairly similar configuration, against England, vice-defending world champion, at the beginning of December at Twickenham in the final. of the Nations Cup of autumn (defeat 22-19 AD).
“There is a part of emotion which is not negligible when one puts on the jersey of the France team for the first time”, underlined the general manager Raphaël Ibanez, himself a former captain of the Blues. “This emotion must be positive, it must allow the players to transcend themselves, (…) to find the right balance to take action and stay focused on the strategy that we have sought to put in place with them”, he added.
Subject to a strict health protocol on his arrival in Australia, the XV of France completed his fortnight in Sydney, where the meeting should initially have taken place, and was able to reach Brisbane on Tuesday where the match was finally moved for reasons related to the Covid-19. The other two tests are scheduled for July 13 in Melbourne and July 17 in Brisbane.