The exception of the Barbarians britanniques poured a test-match face on l’Angleterre, Fabien Galthié and convoqué 19 joueurs français. The captain of the XV of France will support Charles Ollivon in particular as captain.
Like a little air of crunch between France and England. Fabien Galthié, who is exceptionally leading the Barbarians to the duel against the XV de Roses in Twickenham this Sunday, summoned 19 French players and 23 (out of 24) players (out of 24) playing in France like the Australian rock of La Rochelle Will Skelton or LOU Davit Niniashvili .
Among them was Charles Ollivon. The former captain of the XV of France will find this function on the occasion of the test-match of the British Barbarians. Toulon’s third line will be accompanied by eleven other players who competed in France’s XV Grand Prix during the VI Nations tournament last February such as clermontois anchor Damien Penaud, Lyonnais Dylan Cretin or Virimi Vakatawa Racing center.
Tests before the tour to Japan
The staff of XV de France is involved in the exclusion of British Barbarians this week and will wait for the results of the semi-finals of the Top 14 to form the tricolor group in view of the national tour in Japan.
This meeting with the British Barbarians will serve as an informal preparation for some players invited for the French team’s tour of Japan, on July 2-9, the list of Bleus will be revealed shortly after the Baabaas match against Angle.
The list of 24 players summoned with the Barbarians
Avants: Jean-Baptiste Gros (FRA, Toulon), Trevor Nyakane (AFS, Racing 92), Pierre Bourgarit (FRA, La Rochelle), Dany Priso (FRA, La Rochelle), Christopher Tolofua (FRA, Toulon), Sipili Falatea (FRA, Clermont), Thomas Laclayat (FRA, Oyonnax), George Kruis (ENG, Panasonic Wild Knights), Will Skelton (AUS, La Rochelle), Thomas Lavault (FRA, La Rochelle), Dylan Cretin (FRA, Lyon), Levani Botia ( FIJ, La Rochelle), Charles Ollivon (FRA, Toulon), Yoan Tanga (FRA, Racing 92), Sekou Macalou (FRA, Stade Français).
Arrières: Baptiste Couilloud (FRA, Lyon), Nolann Le Garrec (FRA, Racing 92), Antoine Hastoy (FRA, Pau), Louis Carbonel (FRA, Toulon), Tani Vili (France, Clermont), Virimi Vakatawa (France, Racing 92) , Damien Penaud (France, Clermont), Davit Niniashvili (GEO, Lyon), Max Spring (France, Racing 92).