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À On the occasion of the World Cup, Linternaute lets you win the complete outfit of the XV of France. To participate, subscribe to the newsletter and validate your participation on social networks via our tweet.
5:47 p.m. – "We did the work"
"We were in a complicated group. We did the work. I think our victory against Fiji is not recognized internationally. its fair value. It’s very important to respect your opponents. Portugal gave us from the thread to; twist, we expect the same thing tomorrow" explained Mike Forshaw, coach in charge of defense.
17:14 – The lines of Japan and Argentina
Decisive match this weekend between Japan and Argentina in the England group, already ahead of schedule. qualified. The winner of this meeting will simply be qualified. and is expected to face Wales in the quarter-final. The composition of Japan: 15 Lemeki; 14. Matsushima, 13. Riley, 12. Nakamura, 11. Fifita; 10. Matsuda, 9. Saito; 7. Labuschagne, 8. Himeno (cap), 6. Leitch; 5. Fakatava, 4. Cornelsen; 3. Gu, 2. Horie, 1. Inagaki. Argentina's line-up: 15. Mallia; 14. Boffelli, 13. Cinti, 12. Chocobares, 11. M. Carreras; 10. S. Carreras, 9. Bertranou; 7. Kremer, 8. Gonzalez, 6. Matera; 5. Lavanini, 4. Petti; 3. Gomez Kodela, 2. Montoya (cap), 1. Gallo.
16:30 – Lucu, undefeated with the Blues
He is the only player undefeated in the group. In 17 matches, the scrum half has not lost once and hopes to remain the lucky charm. "I don't know if I'm the lucky charm, because sometimes I came home just one or two minutes,” he whispers. But if I can be the lucky charm until then, the end of the World Cup…"
15:42 – World Rugby does not want to create level groups
Even if the spectacle is there with a cascade of tests, we are not going to lie, seeing a 74-0 is not necessarily pleasant. However, according to information from The Guardian newspaper, World Rugby does not wish to make any changes for the next editions of the World Cup so as not to completely separate the elite of rugby and the other teams. p>
3:00 p.m. – "Taking the French to task; the throat"
Martin Castrogiovanni, former legendary pillar of Italy, explained for Midol what the Italians feel against the Blues. "I don't know how the French feel, but as Latins it always meant something to us. We wanted to beat them! There is this rivalry. Today there must be even more! The XV of France is a team with To beat and Italy improved. The level has risen and the players are stronger than before. my time."
2:15 p.m. – Jack Willis injured, "a disappointment" for the English coach
"All players are fit and available for selection, at the moment the exception of Jack Willis" explained Steve Borthwick, coach of the XV de la Rose. Jack was unfortunately killed. suffered an injury during the match against Chile, an injury he tried to overcome. to treat and for which he underwent rehabilitation. Unfortunately, it was not released. able, to this stage, to recover. As a result, Jack left. the group. His replacement will be announced in due time.
1:30 p.m. – O'Mahony: “Double or double”
"This match is up to you. double or double, and it's the same for all teams. We are here to win the competition, like everyone else. People often talk about our inability to à overcome certain obstacles in the past. This match is our biggest obstacle so far. This is how we approach it. Scotland are a very dangerous team and we want that to be the real starting point of our adventure" explained Ireland's 3rd line at a press conference while the XV du Trèfle plays a decisive match this Saturday evening at the Stade de France.
12:45 – The ranking of Pool A
To have clear ideas before the France – Italy match, here is the ranking of Pool A:
- 1-New Zealand 15 points (+206, 4 matches played)
- 2-France 13 points (+125, 3 matches)
- 3-Italy 10 points (-14, 3 games)
- 4-Uruguay 5 points (-99, 4 games)
- 5-Namibia 0 points (-218, 4 games)
- In case of success with or without bonus (18 or 17 points in total). This would guarantee him first place in the group.
- In the event of a draw. The Blues would be at equality New Zealand (15 pts) but would even retain first place thanks to the benefit of their victory over the All Blacks in the opening.
- In case of defeat with a double bonus (offensive and defensive, 15 points in total) and success without bonus for Italy (14 pts), then eliminated.
12:10 – Fickou: "A team with a lot of ego"
"It’s a team with a lot of ego, a lot of character… From the anthems onwards, the Italians transcend themselves, what's more in the face of music. us, the neighboring country. We have therefore done everything to prepare ourselves as best as possible for the challenge they will offer us. From now on, it's sudden death. explained the center of the XV of France.
11:30 – Moretti: "We want to show our identity"
The coach of the Italian scrum, a completely outdated sector. against the Blacks, explained that the Italians had a great thirst for revenge and wanted to show their true identity. "The first thing we want to show is our identity. This is not what we showed in this game. against the All Blacks (96-17 defeat). We all know that we have shamed ourselves in front of the whole world, we want to show that Italy is not like that. In terms of attitude, ability and à how to manage pressure, how we play under pressure, how we keep calm, we have to believe that what we do will help us improve. perform against France."
10:50 – Uruguay coach happy with the performance of his players
Despite a fairly dry defeat, the Uruguay coach showed all his satisfaction at the press conference. "I have the feeling that Uruguay gave everything. The New Zealanders shot took advantage of our errors in the second half. They left their mark on us. three tries behind the scrums before half-time, it became complicated; for us. We lost our duels in defense. When they found their momentum, it was difficult to stop them. Uruguay had the merit of not giving up the match. I remember the sense of sacrifice demonstrated in this work. by this team. The way in which they give their lives for the jersey is truly admirable. It was a very difficult match. The future for the team must be even better than what we experienced in the preparation for this World Cup. We have demonstrated what Uruguay can do but, to improve, we need a level of competition."
10:10 – "A quarter of huge final"
For Ian Foster, New Zealand coach, the quarter-final is up for grabs. coming will be a “huge” match. "We responded well to this question. our defeat in the opening match (27-13 against France), drawn The teachings. Our game is still developing. This quarter-final will be a huge match and that's what everyone is waiting for. We will wait without stressing the next three days and see which opponent chooses our fate. We don't know if we will finish first or second in the group. Afterwards, this place is not decisive. We will have to beat everyone.
09:10 – France qualified for the quarter-finals if..
We reassure you, there are still more scenarios that can qualify the XV of France. In detail:
08:28 – France eliminated if..
There is a disaster scenario which could cost the French XV the quarter-final place. In the event of a defeat without a bonus or with a single bonus point. The Blues would then be, at best, at best; equality points (14) with the Italians. However, they would not see the quarters, since the result of the direct confrontation between the two nations would take precedence in this scenario. The Italians would then qualify alongside New Zealand, first in group A.
05/10/23 – 23:54 – The program Friday
[End of live] For its last qualifying group match in Group A, the XV of France faces Italy on Friday October 6 at 21 hours. This match is crucial in the objective of reaching the quarter-finals of the competition. Deprived of their captain and scrum half Antoine Dupont, victim of a maxillo-zygomatic fracture during of France's victory over Namibia (96-0), on September 21, during the 3rd group match, the players of Fabien Galthié do not have the right to the error.