Here they are again … almost. Ten days after their success on the wire against Argentina (23-21) in a match that probably should not be lost to believe in the quarter-finals, the Blues XV of France face the opponent a priori the weakest of their hen (the C), the United States.
The meeting is scheduled Wednesday, October 2 at 9:45 French time, the day after a day without any match, for the second time in this World Cup 2019 in Japan. On Monday, September 30, a team for the first time ended a match without scoring a single point, Samoa against Scotland (34-0, Pool A).
For this France-USA, Jacques Brunel decided to make 12 changes in the starting XV. The coach and his staff already anticipate the next match, scheduled only four days later, Sunday, October 6, 9:45) against Tonga. Finally, there will be a France-England clash on Saturday 12 October (10:15).
The Blacks also back
Like Saturday, September 21, the meeting of the Blues will be followed by the second game of the All Blacks (12:15). South Africa's fallers (23-13) in opening, New Zealanders are here in Canada, who have already cashed a 48-7 against Italy. Pay attention to the correction.
Thursday, October 3, there will be two matches in Pool D, Georgia Fiji (7:15) and Ireland-Russia (12:15). The week will end with a South Africa-Italy in Pool B, Friday, October 4 (11:45), before a busy weekend.
The program from October 2nd to 6th:
Wednesday 2nd October :
9:45 am: France – United States (Pool C, Fukuoka) on TF1
12:15 pm: New Zealand – Canada (Pool B, Oita) on TMC
Thursday, 3rd October :
7:15 am Georgia – Fiji (Pool D, Higashiosaka) on TMC
12.15: Ireland – Russia (Pool A, Kobe) on TMC
Friday, October 4th:
11:45: South Africa – Italy (Pool B, Shizuoka) on TF1 then TMC
Saturday, October 5th:
7:15 am: Australia – Uruguay (Pool D, to Oita) on TF1
10am: England – Argentina (Pool C, Tokyo) on TF1
12.30: Japan – Samoa (Pool A, Toyota) on TMC
Sunday, October 6:
6:45: New Zealand – Namibia (Pool B, Tokyo) on TF1
9:45 am: France – Tonga (Pool C, Kumamoto) on TF1