RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019 – A very wide score, but a delicate victory of the XV of France against Italy for its very last preparation match at the World Cup. The summary of the match.
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A misleading score! Yes France has won, yes France scored seven tries and scored 47 points … But the Blues did not walk, quite the contrary. However and as usual since the preparation, the Blues began the meeting with a big rage and scored an essay by Yoann Huget from the first action. Subsequently, the XV of France lived a real air hole of almost thirty minutes. Penalties in the 22 meters, two boxes and a team from Italy who took control of the score following a test Bellini (5-7, 18th). Against the course of play and 13 against 15, the Blues returned the situation following a penalty test through an individual action of Huget. The turn of the match (12-7, 23rd). The result was a little better for the Blues with a test of Cat after a balloon that gave air to the men of Jacques Brunel just before the break (19-7, 30th). In the second half, the Blues sent a little more play and scored after two tries by Dupont (43) and Iturria (45). Unfortunately, this good phase was interrupted by the laxity of the defense and the tests of Polledri (50th) and Bellini (67th) even if Lauret had given air in the meantime (58th). At the end of the match, the good physical condition of the Blues and the entries of Serin, Ramos, Vakatawa gave a second wind to the Blues who scored a seventh and final test by Thomas Ramos (47-14, 74th). Failing to be convincing, the Blues offer themselves a river victory against a team of Italy catchy and so fly to Japan with a record of two victories and one defeat during this phase of preparation.
This France – Italy was therefore the last rendezvous on the field before the World Cup in Japan. With two wins and one defeat, the balance sheet is positive in terms of accounting but still quite disturbing on the collective level. It's now time Jacques Brunel's list and it will be Monday, September 2 in the newspaper of 20h.
This video is the ultimate test of this France – Italy and it is the work of Thomas Ramos who registered his very first international essay.
23:12 – Seven meter tests
Everything was not perfect, far from the, but France is therefore widely with seven tries on the clock, certainly the positive point of the meeting.
Victory of the France team! If the meeting was globally laborious, the victory is pretty river for the Blues who are reassured for his last game of preparation.
With one minute remaining, Italy gets a new penalty on the 5-meter line and chooses the touch. Last action of the meeting.
It goes again for Romain Ntamack who adds two points to the XV of France while there are five minutes left in this France – Italy.
New test of the XV of France! After a pass in the socks of Baptiste Serin in the 22 meters, Thomas Ramos recovers the ball and pierces defense before concluding corner.
New positive action for the Blues after a good start from Serin, the ball is given to Guirado, tacked in touch five meters from the line.
Too bad for the Blues who were back in the camp of Italy and who swept the ground across the width with very fast exits. Unfortunately a new hand fault puts an end to the action.
The center of Clermont requires change after a small twist of the knee. Thomas Ramos enters for the end of this France – Italy.
After a very long sequence of play and several attempts from the front, the ball is finally shifted to the wing for Bellini who scored twice in this France – Italy.
The scrum of France is sanctioned and Italy finds a good touch in the 22 meters. Rare incursion of Transalpine in the French camp in the second period.
France hits in the axis thanks to a good Ntamack. Serin pulls out the ball quickly to find Taofifenua who carries a forward.
New change for the Blues with the exit of Lauret and the entry on the ground of Cros for the last 20 minutes of this France – Italy.
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The Rugby World Cup 2019 will be held in Japan in a few weeks (20 September – 2 November). Monday, September 2, Jacques Brunel will announce the final composition of the XV of France on TF1. Then the French team will fly to Japan five days later. The Blues can then turn to the competition, which will start with the pool match against Argentina on 21 September, before the duels against the United States, the Tonga Islands and the shock against England. It will be necessary to finish among the first two to reach the quarter-finals.
The dates of the Rugby World Cup 2019 are set for many months: the World Cup will take place from Friday, September 20th to Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, in Japan, which was named organizing country in July 2009. This is the ninth edition of this World Cup, which has been held every four years since 1987.
The precise timetable of the 2019 World Cup rugby was established following the draw of the pools in May 2017. The group stage will run from September 20th to October 13th. The top-two finishers in each pool will qualify for the quarter-finals on October 19 and 20. The semi-finals will be played on October 26th and 27th, the match for 3rd place on November 1st. The final of the World Cup is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, at 10am (French time).
The draw of the Rugby World Cup, did not spare the XV of France since the men of Jacques Brunel will be opposed in particular to England and Argentina from the group phase. They will also face in this group C, the United States and Tonga. Ireland and Scotland will be in Pool A, New Zealand and South Africa in Pool B and Australia and Wales in Pool D.
- Pool A: Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoa
- Pool B: New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia, Canada
- Hen C: England, la France, Argentina, United States, Tonga
- Pool D: Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji, Uruguay
This Rugby World Cup will be entirely unencrypted on TV since the TF1 group announced last April that it would broadcast the 48 games of the World Cup, via its main channel, but also on TMC and TFX. The TV program of the matches of France:
- September 21, 9:15 am (French time): France – Argentina, on TF1
- October 2, 9:45 am: France – United States, on TF1
- October 6, 9:45 am: France – Tonga, on TF1
- October 12, 10:15 am: England – France, on TF1
Jacques Brunel, the coach of the French rugby team, unveiled on June 18, the list of 37 players (31+ 6 reservists) selected for the preparation of the World Cup in Japan (September 20 – November 2, 2019). ), without Mathieu Bastareaud. A list of 31 players will be unveiled Monday, September 2 on TF1, just before the departure of the Blues for the World Cup. To note Paul Willemse and Goeffrey Doumayrou, wounded during the preparation, had to forfeit for the competition. The composition of the XV of France:
- The list of 31 – Avants : Bamba, Poirot, Priso, Setiano, Slimani; Guirado, Chat, Mauvaka; Gabrillagues, Lambey, Le Roux, Vahaamahina; Alldritt, Camara, Iturria, Lauret, Picamoles. Demis : Dupont, Machenaud, Serin; Lopez, Ntamack. Backgrounds : Doumayrou (Orfait and replaced by Vakatawa), Fickou, Fofana, Guitoune; Huget, Penaud, Raka; Medard, Ramos
- The list of 6 reservists : Falgoux, Ollivon, Cros, Willemse (forfeit and replaced by Taofifenua), Belleau, Rattez.
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