By Clement Mazella
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If the supervision of XV of France has selected a group of 42 players for this summer tour to Japanonly 25 had the chance/the opportunity to walk the lawns of Aichi and Tokyo. This summer tour, seen as a great “incubator for the Elite of French rugby” according to Galthié and punctuated by two victories (23-42 and 15-20), allowed some to gain points. let’s do it with player by player. Make way for forwards.
First line: Mauvaka does the job, Bamba intermittent
If during the summer tour in Australia last year the Castrais Gaëtan Barlot had been THE revelation within the tricolor pack, it is clear that it was rather calm in Japan for the front line players. Special peatn°2 in the hierarchy of hookers, did the job, but nothing more, after an interminable season. The Rochelais Pierre Bourgarithim, showed gas, scoring a try. He will have his say in the future.
At the post of pillar, the pillar Jean-Baptiste Grosefficient in melee and defense, played his role well. For Demba Bamba – Best of Demba Bambawhich we are still waiting for him to cross a level in Blue, there have been ups and downs. In melee, he was rather to his advantage, but had a lot of waste which polluted his game. Dany Priso and Sipili Falatea brought pep’s when they came into play: they are on the radar, but they did not upset the hierarchy.
- Special peat: 99 minutes
- Jean-Baptiste Gros: 92 minutes
- Dempsey: 92 minutes
- DanyPrise: 68 minutes
- Sipili Falatea: 68 minutes
- Pierre Bourgarit: 61 minutes
Second line: Hot and cold for Thomas Jolmes
With the absences of Paul Willemse and Romain Taofifenua, the management of the XV of France wanted to see a new profile in the second line position, rather pusher. For the first test, Thomas Jolmes had been able to pull out of the game, entitled to the praise of the coach. But for the match in Tokyo, the Bordelais missed it completely, chaining failed tackles and ball losses.
Twice replacing, the Rochelais Thomas Lavault did not necessarily weigh on the debates. Secondly, the bargain is to be credited to Thibaud Flament. The Toulousain played the entirety of the two matches (that is to say!), showed great things thanks to his mobility, and his qualities in the air. A bit tougher in the fight in the second test, but he put in a lot of work. He confirmed that he was a good solution within the France group.
- Thibaud Flament: 160 minutes
- Thomas Jolmes: 86 minutes
- Thomas Lavault: 74 minutes
Third line: The beautiful tour of Tanga
Back from a serious knee injury, Charles Ollivon regained his place and the captaincy. The Toulonnais played both games in full, and was fairly neutral in the game, even if he was useful in defense and in the sector of the key. If there is one that has earned points, it is Yoan Tanga. The Racingman excelled in defense, spent a lot of energy. If we can blame him for a lack of percussion in attack, he ends up twice as the best tackler of the match. A nice alternative behind Alldritt, Jelonch, Cros and Ollivon.
Dylan Cretinhe, after a decent first match, made a hole in the second, being very invisible during the time he spent on the pitch. He will have to be careful of the competition. The Racingman Ibrahim Diallo and Toulouse Selevasio Tolofua did not have enough time to express themselves properly.
- Charles Ollivon: 160 minutes
- Yoan Tanga: 143 minutes
- Dylan Cretin: 122 minutes
- Ibrahim Diallo: 38 minutes
- Selevasio Tolofua: 17 minutes
The results of the three-quarters will be found a little later on Actually Rugby.
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