Welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the match between France and Namibia. After a dull victory against Uruguay (27-12), the Blues have the obligation to do well against the modest Welwitschias, still looking for their first success in seven appearances in the competition. A priori, it won’t be this evening…
What is it about ? From the match of the 3rd day of the group stages of the Rugby World Cup between the XV of France and Namibia. A meeting which counts for group A where Italy is ahead, for the moment, of the Blues.
Or ? At the Vélodrome stadium, in Marseille.
At what time ? The match kicks off at 9 p.m.
On which channel ? France 2.
Who’s live? Like the Blues, The world lines up its premium team for this live with the “Valentins” – Baudry and Moinard – at the Austerlitz cauldron and the Clément Martel-Martin Untersinger duo from the Marseille stands.
The composition of the teams:
Ramos – Penaud, Fickou, Danty, Bielle-Biarrey – (o) Jalibert, (m) Dupont (cap.) – Ollivon, Jelonch, Cros – Flament, Woki – Atonio, Mauvaka, Baille.
The replacements: Bourgarit, Wardi, Aldegheri, R. Taofifénua, Boudehent, Couilloud, Moefana, Jaminet.
Selector: Fabien Galthié.
Van den Bergh – Mouton, Deysel (cap.), Burger, Greyling – (o) Loubser, (m) Theron – Retief, Gaoseb, Katjijeko – Ludick, Tjeriko – Coetzee, van der Westhuizen, Sethie.
Substitutes: Nortje, Benade, Shifuka, Van Lill, Hardwick, Blaauw, Izaacs, Rossouw.
Selector : Allister Coetzee.
Who referees? The Englishman Matthew Carley.
What we won’t talk about? From the Pope’s high-security visit to Marseille.
To read in the meantime:
Louis Bielle-Biarrey, the winger who freed the Blues against Uruguay
Gaël Fickou, the kid from La Seyne-sur-Mer who became boss of the defense of the XV of France
“Charles Ollivon, immense and solid like the Rhune”
Facing Namibia, the XV of France determined to dispel doubts
Namibia still looking for its first victory in the competition
How did rugby spread around the world? Understand in three minutes
What do the referee’s gestures mean?
The unofficial guide
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