After Ireland – New Zealand this evening, a new gala poster at the Stade de France this Sunday where the French XV will face South Africa in the quarter-final of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. A clash in perspective between the two great nations where Fabien Galthié will be able to count on his captain Antoine Dupont. Hit in the jaw and operated on, the scrum half will be present to face the Springboks. At a press conference, the French captain wanted to reassure about his state of health: “I feel very good. At the time, I didn’t know the seriousness of my injury. I took the time to come back, find hope. My convalescence went well. I was able to go through the stages necessary, I have had several weeks: I am at full capacity in my game, in my physical or technical means for Sunday. I really did not feel any pressure from the staff. If I play, it is because I feel good. The lights are green. We respected the deadlines imposed from the start. The most important thing was my feeling, that I have no apprehensions, that I am not playing with the brakes. the hand.”
Facing the Springboks, Fabien Galthié will surely experience one of the most important meetings of his mandate at the head of the XV of France: “We are going to play against an opponent who holds his title of world champion high, who beat the British Lions, who wins, who also inspired us a lot. We tried to understand their vision, their commitment, their desire to unify the nation. They carry a whole symbol of a country that we love, where I also learned a lot personally. Playing against this team in Paris at the Stade de France in a quarter-final, it’s magnificent. It’s wonderful. I am aware of it. We are aware of it. For us the challenge, as from the beginning, is simply to play rugby with pleasure, as a team, with ambition, the desire to take on this challenge as we always have. do.”
On the South African side, coach Jacques Nienaber and director of rugby Rassie Erasmus have made surprising changes to face Cameron Woki and his partners: stars Faf de Klerk and Handre Pollard will start on the bench while Duane Vermeulen takes the place of Jasper Wiese. Surprising choices justified at press conference: “We selected the team that gives us the best chance of winning. On choosing Cobus Reinach over Faf de Klerk, people wouldn’t have been surprised at either one. We think we have need Duane Vermeulen but that doesn’t mean he’ll play in the semi-final.”
What time does France – South Africa start?
The quarter-final of the 2023 Rugby World Cup between France and South Africa is scheduled to kick off Sunday October 15 at 9:00 p.m. at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis (France). New Zealander Ben O’Keeffe will be responsible for hosting the clash.
On which channel to watch France – South Africa?
Holder of the TV rights for the Rugby World Cup, TF1 will broadcast the gala poster between the XV of France and the Springboks.
How to follow France – South Africa in streaming?
If you want to watch the quarter-final of the 2023 Rugby World Cup between France and South Africa on your computer, smartphone or tablet, you will need to create an account on MyTF1.
What are the compositions of the XV of France and South Africa?
Liverpool: Ramos – Penaud, Fickou, Danty, Bielle-Biarrey – Jalibert (o), Dupont (cap.) (m), – Ollivon, Alldritt, Jelonch – Flament, Woki – Atonio, Mauvaka, Baille.
South Africa : Willemse, Arendse, Kriel, De Allende, Kolbe – Libbok (o), Reinach (m) – Vermeulen, Du Toit, Kolisi (cap) – Mostert, Etzebeth – Malherbe, Mbonambi, Kitshoff.
What are the predictions for France – South Africa?
- Betclic: France: 1.75 / Draw: 20.00 / South Africa: 2.30
- Bwin: France: 1.70 / Draw: 14.00 / South Africa: 2.05
- ZeBet: France: 1.75 / Draw: 21.00 / South Africa: 2.20
- Unibet: France: 1.75 / Draw: 23.00 / South Africa: 2.30