After two confrontations against Scotland where the Blues lost before winning (25-21, 30-27), the XV of France continues its preparation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup where the players of Fabien Galthié will face Fiji in Nantes this Saturday. This match comes after a complicated week for the French staff. Indeed, the opener Romain Ntamack was constrained Monday to forfeit for the next World Cup after a rupture of the cruciate ligaments of the left knee. For the coach of the XV of France, this poster against Fiji is a way to refocus on the World Cup as he confirmed in a press conference: “We know this terrible adversary. They almost all play in France, they are magnificent rugby players with exceptional potential that we are going to match. It will be hard but oh so rich in lessons for us. It’s the perfect match, at the right time, to get back into the fight. It is a challenge that corresponds to this answer (of psychosis). You can’t play rugby without putting your body on the line, that’s the basic rule, the players know it.” After Ntamack’s package, Fabien Galthié decided to make thirteen changes, notably establishing Antoine Hastoy at the opening while Matthieu Jalibert will start on the bench.
On the Fiji side, coach Simon Raiwalui has started six Top 14 players (Levani Botia (La Rochelle), Sireli Maqala (Bayonne), Josua Tuisova and Vinaya Habosi (Racing 92) are starters alongside captain Semi Radradra (Lyon) ). In a press conference, the Fijian coach returned to the adversity that awaits his players against the French: “a very good test, against a very strong French team. I want to continue to develop our game, to create combinations.” As a reminder, Fiji are in Pool C of the 2023 Rugby World Cup where they will face Australia, Georgia, Portugal and Wales.
What time does France – Fiji start?
The kick-off of the third preparation match for the 2023 Rugby World Cup of the XV of France against Fiji is scheduled Saturday August 19 at 9:05 p.m. at the Beaujoire in Nantes (France).
On which channel to watch France – Fiji?
Holder of the TV rights of the preparation matches for the World Cup of the XV of France, TF1 will broadcast the poster between the Blues and Fiji.
How to follow France – Fiji in streaming?
If you want to watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup preparation match between France and Fiji on your computer, smartphone or tablet, you will need to create an account on MyTF1.
What are the compositions of France – Fiji?
France : Jaminet – Bielle-Biarrey, Vincent, Danty, Moefana – (o) Hastoy, (m) Lucu – Cros, Alldritt, Cretin – Willemse, Verhaeghe – Atonio, Mauvaka, Wardi.
Fiji: Maqala – Tuisova, Masi, Radradra (C), Habosi – (o) Muntz, (m) Lomani – Mata, Botia, Derenalagi – Ahiwaru, Nasilasila – Doge, Ikanivere, Mawi.
What are the predictions for France v Fiji?
- Betclic: France: 1.10 / Draw: 35.00 / Fiji: 6.75
- Bwin: France: 1.11 / Draw: 18.50 / Fiji: 5.00
- NetBet: France: 1.12 / Draw: 35.00 / Fiji: 6.00
- Unibet: France: 1.09 / Draw: 30.00 / Fiji: 6.05