The captain of the XV of France and third row of Toulon Charles Ollivon came out on injury, hit in the left knee, during the Top 14 match between his club and Castres, this Saturday.
He limped off the field, supported by a member of the medical staff. The captain of the XV of France and third row of Toulon Charles Ollivon (28 years old, 23 caps) came out on injury from the 15th minute of play, Saturday night, during the Top 14 match between his club and Castres, on the occasion of the 26th and final day of the championship. Hit in the left knee, he was replaced by Raphaël Lakafia.
Bad news for the Blues?
Against the Castres, Toulon (6th at kick-off, 66 points) must win with the offensive bonus to secure its place in the final phase without taking into account the other results. Because in the event of a tie with Stade Français (7th, 66 pts) or three (with also Clermont), the RCT would be certain to take one of the last two tickets. The Castres team (8th, 64 pts), for its part, no longer has its destiny in its hands and would depend on the results of the French Stadium and the ASM in the event of a five-point success against the RCT.
When leaving, Ollivon, comforted by his teammates, necessarily thought of the final phase of the Top 14 and the tour of the XV of France in Australia. Three matches are scheduled for the Blues on July 7 in Sydney (Cricket Ground), July 13 in Melbourne (AAMI Park) and July 17 in Brisbane (Suncorp Stadium). This will be the first trip of the XV of France to Australia since the summer tour in 2014, which ended in three defeats for the Blues. Will Ollivon be able to take part?