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XV from France.No Toulousain returned to club: the staff of the Blues explains this choice

XV from France.No Toulousain returned to club: the staff of the Blues explains this choice
21/09/2022

XV from France.No Toulousain returned to club: the staff of the Blues explains this choice

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RUGBY. Leader incontesté du Top 14, Toulouse est le club le plus représenté dans le XV de France, mais aussi le plus impacté en championnat. Le staff des Bleus aborde ce sujet.XV de France. Aucun Toulousain renvoyé en club : le staff des Bleus explique ce choix XV de France. Aucun Toulousain renvoyé en club : le staff des Bleus explique ce choix

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In order not to change, Toulouse is always, and more than ever, the biggest provider of the XV of France.Indeed, out of the 28 blues kept in Marcoussis, this weekend, are no less than 11 Toulousains (Cyril Baille, Dorian Aldegheri, Julien Marchand, Peato Mauvaka, Thibaud Flament, Anthony Jelonch, François Cros, Antoine Dupont, Romain Ntamack,Matthis Lebel and Thomas Ramos), or 39% of the tricolor workforce (!).The other most represented clubs, Lyon and Bordeaux-Bègles, arrive very far behind with only 4 elements retained by Fabien Garthié and his staff.

"It is linked to their services and 3 criteria: rugby, physical and state of mind"

A logical choice, according to Karim Ghezal, the co-coach of the conquest and specific tasks of the XV of France, which is explained by their good performances for several months in club: “It is linked to the performances of the players and the'Requirement that we have, through three criteria, "said the old second line in Lyon, Racing 92 or Castres, before detailing this triptych which he hammered throughout his press conference, this WednesdayOctober 27.

XV de France. Aucun Toulousain renvoyé en club : le staff des Bleus explique ce choix

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"What matters to us is having players who will represent their country"

Et même si le Stade Toulousain sera fortement amoindri par ces absences ce dimanche 31 octobre (21h05), lors de son déplacement au Racing 92 comptant pour la 9e journée du Top 14, c’est bien le cadet des soucis de l’encadrement tricolore et cela n’est aucunement entré en ligne de compte, au moment de choisir ce groupe élargi de 28 joueurs."No, today, once again, we chose the players on three criteria," said Ghezal, before completing his words:

"Let's not talk about the fact that the top 14 is played at the same time as our matches ..."

Accustomed to composing and tinkering for several seasons during international windows, Ugo Mola and his red and black staff will still have to widen his head to align a competitive team against Racing 92, Sunday, in particular at the heel where the two holders of the post, Julien Marchand and Peato Mauvaka, are retained in Marcoussis.

Even if it necessarily raises a problem of equity of the championship, either, it is not the concern of Karim Ghezal and the tricolor supervision."Today, we cannot talk about the fact that the top 14 is played at the same time as international matches, that's how it is, you have to do with it," he admits.

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And as the Director of the Organization of the 2023 World Cup said so well, Claude Atcher, on September 9: "When Toulouse goes well, the French team is fine".So let's wish the Blues as much success as that of the Red and Black, double French champions and reigning European champion ...

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