Following the pharaonic opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup at the Stade de France in Paris, two of the four possible World Cup finalists will take to the pitch for the opening match between France and New Zealand.
France XV coach Fabien Galti faces lengthy infirmary out of reach of All Blacks Jonathan Dante, Paul Willems and Cyril Bay, and Romain Ntamak. There are those who know France and its championship well – the former captain of the Italian team. Sergio Parissand who comments on the Captain’s Call podcast: “There are a lot of injured players in France, but they also have players who can take their place. I’m pretty sure that France has the strongest team in the last 20 or 15 years. I had the opportunity to play the 2007 World Cup here, it was a great tournament,” he said. Pariss.
Side All black, the result against South Africa changed the minds of New Zealand. Ian Foster’s team can be beaten and, despite a large number of absences from the XV French Championship, they are not favorites. But let’s remember the words Mealamuformer All Blacks captain and prostitute, “those who think us All Blacks can be beaten do so at their own peril.”
France – The All Blacks are scheduled for Friday, September 8 at the Stade de France in Paris and live on Sky Sport at 21.00, the World Cup begins!
France: 15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Damian Penot, 13 Gael Fico, 12 Yoram Moefana, 11 Gabin Villiers, 10 Mathieu Jalibert, 9 Antoine Dupont (c), 8 Gregory Aldritt, 7 Charles Ollivon, 6 François Cros, 5 Thibault Flament, 4 Cameron Vauki , 3 Wini Atonio, 2 Julien Marchand, 1 Reda Vardy
Shop: 16 Peato Mauvaca, 17 Jean-Baptiste Gros, 18 Dorian Aldegueri, 19 Romain Taofenois, 20 Paul Budein, 21 Maxime Lucoux 22 Arthur Vincent, 23 Melvin Jaminet
All black: 15 Boden Barrett, 14 Will Jordan, 13 Rieko Yoane, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Mark Telea, 10 Richie Mounga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Sam Kane (s), 6 Dalton Papalia, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Cody Taylor, 1 Ethan de Groot
Shop: 16 Samisoni Taukeyaho, 17 Ofa Tuungafassi, 18 Fletcher Newell, 19 Tupou Waai, 20 Luke Jacobson 21 Finley Christie, 22 David Havili, 23 Lester Fineganuku
At your place: Friday, September 8
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Kick off: 21:15 local time (20:15 BST, 19:15 GMT)
Judge: Jaco Paper (South Africa)
Helpers: Karl Dixon (England), Christoph Ridley (England)
TMO: Tom Foley (England)
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