SCOTLAND - FRANCE. In Edinburgh, the XV of France begins this Saturday August 5 its preparation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. First appointments or returns of former executives, discover everything you need to know about the composition of Fabien Galthié and this meeting.
If the 2023 Rugby World Cup starts in more than a month (September 8 - October 28), the preparation on the field of the XV of France for the World Cup begins this Saturday August 5 with a trip to Murrayfield to face Scotland (4:15 p.m.). An opportunity for coach Fabien Galthié and his staff to test new things with new players: Louis Bielle-Biarrey, Emilien Gailleton and Paul Boudehent will make their debuts with the XV of France. These young talents will notably replace certain executives such as Damien Penaud, Gaël Fickou and Charles Ollivon. If the Dupont - Ntamack pair is replaced by Baptiste Couilloud and Matthieu Jalibert, Brice Dulin returns with the Blues at the back where he was named captain. At a press conference, the coach of the XV of France returned to the first capes of the young players: "Louis and Émilien have been with us since November: they have been working for almost a year with the French team. Maybe for them, there's no real surprise. It responds to a consistency, to a logic. […] They are prepared: we even took them out of the Under-20 World Cup. And I must say that we wanted to take them out before during the Tournament."
On the Scottish side, if the preparation began with a success at home against Italy (25-13) on July 29, the XV of Chardon continues its preparation for the World Cup where they are in a raised chicken (South Africa , Ireland, Tonga and Romania). If Finn Russell is present to face France this Saturday, Gregor Townsend will be deprived of the emblematic rear Stuart Hogg who retired from sport at the beginning of July. The Scottish coach made thirteen changes between the match against the Nazionale and tomorrow's where Darcy Graham and Matt Fagerson are retained.
The kick-off of the preparation match for the 2023 Rugby World Cup between Scotland and France is scheduled for Saturday August 5 at 4:15 p.m. at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh (Scotland).
Holder of the TV rights for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, TF1 will broadcast the preparation match between the XV of Chardon and the XV of France.
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Ecosse: Kinghorn - Graham, Jones, Tuipulotu, Van Der Merwe - Russell (cap), White - Dempsey, Watson, Fagerson - Gilchrist, Gray - Fagerson, Ashman, Schoeman.
France: Dulin (cap) - Bielle-Biarrey, Gailleton, Moefana, Dumortier - Jalibert, Couilloud - Macalou, Tanga, Boudehent - Chalureau, Woki - Bamba, Bourgarit, Gros.