10/13/23 – 6:30 p.m. – A risk of a new fracture for Dupont?
Roman Hossein Khonsari, surgeon in the maxillofacial surgery department at Necker Hospital, was interviewed. questioned by Le Point on the case of Antoine Dupont. He replies: "He is capable of doing anything. the competition. Antoine Dupont suffers from a fracture of the zygoma which was operated by my colleague from Toulouse. This divide is quite limited. It is certain that the fracture is not completely consolidated, but all decisions in medicine are a matter of benefits and risks. In the worst case, if there is a blow to the operated area, there will be a shift in the fracture and it may need to be reoperated. But there can't be any big drama. In a context like the Rugby World Cup and a quarter-final against South Africa, it is possible to take the risk that he plays. This is not an area where a displacement of the fracture could lead to a great disaster. "
10/13/23 – 6:00 p.m. – Thomas Ramos is wary of Mannie Libbok
Questioned on the tenure of Mannie Libbok, Thomas Ramos praised the South African opener: "He is capable of making differences on his own. He has a vision of the game which allows him to place the ball wherever he wants. he wants. You will have to be vigilant to cover the spaces well. Our wingers will have a big challenge ahead. raise to counter kick passes. Libbok is a very good player, we will have to be wary of him. are green"
The captain of the Blues confided in on his return to the XV of France group: "I didn't feel any pressure from the staff. All lights are green, no decision has been made. forced, we respected deadlines. The most important thing was also my feelings. The main thing is to think about it. the team before yourself. If I hadn't been able to play I would have been killed. replaced in the best possible way. We have all been working together for 4 years. I didn't feel any pressure. If I play it's because I feel good and the doctor has confirmed that I'm playing. my place."
13/10/23 – 5:00 p.m. – Fickou: "We study all the referees"
Gaël Fickou, three-quarter center of the XV of France, explained at a press conference the importance of not multiplying mistakes on Sunday against South Africa: "Discipline will be one of the priorities, that's sure and certain, we are preparing for this. ça. We study all the referees, we try to be as disciplined as possible, we have made a huge effort. We're going to get to the heart of the matter. They play a very direct game, we prepare ourselves for the game. a huge fight. They want to bring speed. We are ready to go! everything."
10/13/23 – 4:30 p.m. – Fiji lineup
Coach Simon Rawalui announced The team fielded by Fiji for their quarter-final against Fiji. He brought five changes to his starting XV after the defeat against Portugal last Sunday (23-24). Tevita Ikanivere, Albert Tuisue and Lekima Tagitagivalu join the forward pack. Semi Radradra finds a starting place at the wing. The Lomani-Botitu hinge is renewed. Opener Simone Kuruvoli therefore starts on the bench, like Sam Matavesi, in mourning. by the loss of his father this week but who will be very present.
Fiji XV: Droasese – Habosi, Nayacalevu (c), Tuisova, Radradra – Botitu, Lomani – Botia, Mata, Tagitagivalu – Tuisue, Nasilasila – Tagi, Ikanivere, Mawi.
13/10/23 – 4:00 p.m. – The kicking game, the turning point of the match?
Thomas Ramos, interviewed in a press conference on the importance of the kicking game, explained : "We work on it a lot. We have players capable of making plays in any situation. We try to have variety. in the kicking game. We know how to make the opponent retreat. This is a strong point for us. It will be a big challenge to be better than them at this."
10/13/23- 3:30 p.m. – The composition of the team 'England
Steve Borthwick, England manager, announced his team to face Fiji on Sunday at 5 p.m. The XV de la Rose will present itself with its captain Owen Farrell at the opening, who regains this position to the detriment of George Ford, now his replacement. Above all, Marcus Smith, a professional fly-half, is established as a starter. à behind for the second time in his career only after the victory against Chile in group play (71-0). Freddie Steward, usual starter at the 15-man position and yet very reassuring in defense and on aerial balls, is therefore in the stands for this decisive match.
England XV : Smith – May, Marchant, Tuilagi, Daly – Farrell (cap.), Mitchell – Lawes (cap.), Earl, T. Curry – Chessum, Itoje – Genge, George, Cole
10/13/23 – 3:00 p.m. – Are the Springboks denying their identity? ?
While South Africa has often fielded a lot of forwards on its bench lately, going as far as to make the most of it. a distribution with seven forwards and only one back, they chose to put only five forwards for three backs against the Blues. The coach, Jacques Nienaber, explains: "People look at our bench because we often play with combinations. For our part, we analyze the opponent and react accordingly: çit could be 7-1, 6-2… There, we estimated that the best was a 5-3. Whatever the selection, there are risks. 5-3 is the least. ÇIt seemed to us to be the best distribution to face France. I don't think it comes to this. deny our identity. In the final, in 2019, we wereé in this configuration."
13/10/23 – 2:30 p.m. – Nienaber on the surprising hinge
Jacques Nienaber, coach of South Africa, explains the strong choices made in this connection, with the Reinach-Libbok association preferred to Faf de Klerk and Handre Pollard: “Cobus (Reinach) is playing exceptional rugby at the moment, Faf (De Klerk) too. For Manie (Libbok) and Handre (Pollard), it’s different. If we look at the minutes compiled by Handre over the year, that's only one match. He is slowly coming back from injury. If he hadn't been injured, it might have been different because it is a high quality element. Manie, it’s our 10 who is in good shape at the moment. We only lost one match with him as the starter this year. He is very fit and the team’s performances are better when he is there."
10/13/23 – 2:00 p.m. – Dupont : "We have to be ready to suffer"
"Pain? In these matches, there is always pain, both physical and mental. International matches are always very trying, like against France. them in November. This is always the case when there is something at stake. We have to be ready for what happens. suffer to achieve what we want. It will be hard from start to finish. the end."