The French Rugby Federation unveiled on Monday the program for the preparation of the XV of France before the World Cup.
The Blues are fixed! As the Rugby World Cup in France begins in five months and eleven days with a shock against New Zealand in the opening match, the French Rugby Federation has unveiled the program of the XV of France for the preparation of the event. Even if the list of 42 players selected for the two months of training will not be revealed until June 21 by the staff of the Blues, a group of players not involved in the final stages of the Top 14 (the final will be played on June 17) will already meet in Marcoussis from June 5 to 9. The 42 lucky winners will then go from June 26 to 28 to the Foreign Legion camp in Carpiagne (Marseille). The internship in Guyana initially planned was indeed canceled for health reasons (risk of malaria, effects of the vaccine against yellow fever, etc.).
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After a short return home, the Blues will meet in Monaco from July 2 to 14. Then after ten days with the family, they will meet in Marcoussis from July 24 to August 3. It will then be time to go and play the first warm-up match, against Scotland in Edinburgh on August 5th. Then, the Blues will continue their tour of France with an internship in Capbreton, in the Landes, from August 7 to 25. Four days before the end of the course, on Monday 21, Fabien Galthié will reveal the list of 33 players selected to compete in the World Cup. It is also during the Capbreton camp that the XV of France will play its three other preparation matches, against Scotland in St-Etienne on the 12th, against Fiji in Nantes on the 19th, and against Australia at the Stade de France. on the 26th. It will then be time to reach the base camp of Rueil-Malmaison, where the Blues will stay throughout the competition. Until October 28, final day, hopefully…