“Rugby World Cup 2023: with a very marked face, Antoine Dupont towards a package for the rest of the competition?”
Back in the French XV group since Saturday, Antoine Dupont is training on the sidelines of the group and his presence for the rest of the competition is not assured. e
- Back in the French XV group, Antoine Dupont is not yet certain of being able to play again in this World Cup. Guest once again to express himself on the subject, the boss of the FFR hammered home Sunday that the surgeon will have the last word, not the player or the staff. On social networks, the captain of the Blues published a photo where he appears very marked.
- In the rest of the news, the Fiji player Josua Tuisova experienced a drama before the meeting against Georgia, learning of the death of her 7-year-old son.
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10:30 – Breaking records
In this 2023 World Cup, no less than 7 red cards have already been shown. Summer distributed, only one less than in 2019, the edition which saw the most. The last two world championships therefore have 15 red cards, almost as many as the eight previous editions (17 red cards combined). The 2023 World Cup is also already here. the one with the most yellow cards distributed: 32. For comparison, there were 28 yellow cards in total during the 2019 World Cup, the second most severe edition now.< /p>
09:50 – A terrible tragedy for Tuisova
Fiji winger Josua Tuisova learned of the death of his son following a long illness just before the match against Tuisova. Georgia. The player will not go to the funeral of the latter to prepare for the last match against Portugal…
09:18 – A reassuring photo?
On social networks, captain Antoine Dupont published a photo of his training. On a bike, he seems to show that he remains in good physical condition, but his face remains very marked. with one eye still black and swollen.
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— 𝗔𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗗𝗨𝗣𝗢𝗡𝗧 (@Dupont9A) October 2, 2023
02/10/23 – 23:08 – Italy, "a formidable opponent, capable of transcending itself"
END OF LIVE – "We knew that, regardless of the result of the opening match against New Zealand, the match against Italy would be decisive. The proof is that we haven't yet opened the quarter door. “We have to beat Italy and we are focused on that,” he said. Monday Laurent Labit, coach of the attack of the XV of France. And analyze: "It's a team that we are used to playing against. play, we face them every year in the Tournament. These are always difficult matches, against each other. a formidable adversary, capable of transcending himself and who will inevitably have a reaction to his opponent. his last match and who will try to put us under pressure. They are going to play on it."
02/10/23 – 22:03 – Laurent Labit more concerned about by Italy than by Antoine Dupont
À four days before the final group stage match of the 2023 World Cup for the Blues, the coach of the attack of the XV of France, Laurent Labit, returned to the case of Antoine Dupont, which is causing a lot of controversy. ink. "We obviously understand the interest, the concern of everyone around Antoine. But our worry is Italy, it's Friday's match,” he said, referring to “a decisive week.”
02/10/23 – 9:05 p.m. – Australian rugby boss taken to task played by a fan with a glass of milk
The story could lend itself to smile, but it's not the case for Hamish McLennan who admits to having had a very bad experience with the affair. The day after the defeat of the Wallabies against Wales (40-6), the boss of the Australian Rugby Federation was approached, Monday September 25, by a disgruntled supporter. that he had dinner with his family at Lyon. Settling down At the table, this Australian fan would have immediately asked a glass on the table. In the columns of the Telegraph, Hamish McLennan recounts: "He ordered me to to drink it. I took a sip. He told me that he and his family had only been drinking milk since the defeat. He sat for ten minutes. He was very upset, which I understand, but he got over it. the terminals." And the Australian rugby boss remarked: "It was so confusing that I thought he was going to hit me straight or throw his drink at me. It was ugly and embarrassing for me, in front of my family. Everyone was in shock."
02/10/23 – 8:01 p.m. – When will we know the starting line-up of the XV of France?
The suspense is high. its height. If the captain of the Blues, Antoine Dupont, made his comeback training, Sunday October 1, he should not a priori be on the field Friday evening against Italy. What about other players? What starting composition can we expect? Ramos – Penaud, Fickou, Danty, Bielle-Biarrey – (o) Jalibert, (m) Lucu – Ollivon, Alldritt, Jelonch – Flament, Woki – Atonio, Mauvaka, Baille, these are the names considered byL&apos ;Éteam in its probable composition. But the real starting line-up will only be revealed on Wednesday noon. Until then, patience is the key word…
02/10/23 – 7:02 p.m. – The presence of Julien Marchand and Dorian Aldegheri from more and more uncertain, Friday
The hooker and the right pillar have to new summer cleaned this Monday, October 2. Like the day before, Julien Marchand and Dorian Aldegheri did not participate in the race. à training which took place this afternoon at the Georges-Carcassonne stadium, in Paris. Aix-en-Provence, leaving thinking that there was little chance of seeing them on the field facing each other. Italy Friday evening. The two rugby players were all the same. seen cycling for one, and rowing for the other, relays The team.
02/10/23 – 6:30 p.m. – Crowley: "We have to throw this match away.” the trash"
Italy manager Kieran Crowley made no bones about it. his words at a press conference after the slap received against New Zealand (17-96): "They destroyed us. ç'has been training for them. We won 33% of our scrums and 50% of our touches. They played extremely good. They were given a few tests. It wasn't a great day at work. We have to throw this match away. the trash and think about it next week. We have to be better at winning and touching. As soon as we had the ball, we gave the ball back or conceded a penalty. à because of the pressure they put on us. We tried to to respond physically but they were attacked. better than us at that. We still have a long way to go; TO DO. The players will learn from a match like this evening (Friday evening). practiced a complete rugby"
Patrice Lagisquet, the French coach of the Portugal team, looked back on the superb performance of his players against Australia (14-34 defeat): "There is pride in this. and frustration. It's The image of this team, it is imperfect, but it is so generous, it is exciting. There is a lot of pride in this. to see his progress, in two and a half months of preparation. There is a little frustration because with more experience at home At this level, we could aim for even better. When I see the quality of the conquest, we practiced complete rugby. We played game launches, counter-attacks. It's fun to train this team and the players are also enjoying themselves on the pitch."
02/10/23 – 5:15 p.m. – A newcomer to the Springboks
To replace winger Makazole Mapimpi, who is out of the rest of the World Cup, South Africa will welcome three-quarter center Lukhanyo Am into their group. The newcomer is also the one who served Mapimpi to score the first try South African in the final of a World Cup in 2019. The 29-year-old Sharks player had not been in the World Cup final in 2019. retained due to a knee injury in a preparation match.
02/10/23 – 4:30 p.m. – Eddie Jones maintained
Despite With the probable elimination of Australia from the group stages, a first in history, Wallabies coach Eddie Jones should retain his position. Phil Waugh, chief executive of the Australian Federation, explained: : "We are committed to Eddie as part of the commitment we made to him earlier in the year. We'll take stock of this campaign, but I think the most important thing is to look at the overall structure of the Australian rugby. Our intention is to continue on the path we are on. I think it's not so much about removing and changing coaches as it is about just fixing the system. Under contract until 2027, Eddie Jones is perhaps also saved. by the cost that his dismissal would represent, while the Australian federation will invest in rugby players at home. 13 for the 2027 World Cup.
02/10/23 – 3:45 p.m. – Australia on the brink
Australia concluded its World Cup yesterday with a victory. comforting penalty against Portugal (34-14). The Wallabies are on the verge of elimination, and no longer have their destiny in their hands after their two defeats against Fiji (15-22) then Wales (6-40). Behind the Welsh and only ahead of Fiji by one point, the Australians will be eliminated from the World Cup if Fiji obtains at least the defensive bonus against a Portugal which has certainly been surprising since the start of the World Cup, but a priori much inferior to the Fijians. Australia therefore has a good chance of exiting a Rugby World Cup in the group stage, for the first time in its history.
02/10/23 – 3:00 p.m. – Bourgarit is wary of Italy
Pierre Bourgarit, hooker of the XV of France, insisted at a press conference yesterday on the fact that qualification has not yet been achieved for the Blues: "There is the quarter-final in two weeks, but we know very well that if we lose this match against Italy, we go home. We had a few days off which did us some good. the head. We were all back at home. training this (Sunday) morning and in a good mood. We also know that this Italian team will have the character and the desire to erase this defeat against Italy. New Zealand. Who better than the French team to do it?"
02/10/23 – 2:15 p.m. – The Blues lineup is taking shape
Sunday's training at the start of the season Aix-en-Provence showed some trends concerning the composition at agrave; come from the XV of France, for the decisive match on Friday against Italy. First indication, the hinge should be made up of a 100% Bordeaux-Benglish duo with Maxime Lucu who has been chosen to be aligned with alongside Mathieu Jalibert. On the left wing, Louis Bielle-Biarrey definitely seems to be preferred. à Gabin Villière. Finally, Anthony Jelonch was aligned as left flanker alongside Ollivon and Alldritt in the third line, a priori relegating Cros to the starting position. a replacement role. For the rest, the composition should not present any surprises.