XV of France: Romain Ntamack is forfeited to face Scotland

Romain Ntamack will not join the XV of France which prepares, from this Monday, Sunday’s match against Scotland in the framework of the Autumn Nations Cup. The Toulouse player (18 selections) is hit in a thigh, according to an info from RMC Sports. At the end of the week, while he was preparing at the Marcoussis national training center for the match against Fiji – a match finally canceled – the center of the Toulouse Stadium had already felt an embarrassment. To compensate for the absence of Ntamack, coach Fabien Galthié and his staff appealed to RC Toulon player Louis Carbonel who does not currently have any selection with the Blues.

The absence of an opening half forces Galthié to recompose the very convincing hinge that Ntamack formed in the fray with his club friend Antoine Dupont. She also forced to find a new kicker.

France is playing its second match of the Coupe d’Automne des Nations in Edinburgh (4:15 p.m., France 2) on Sunday, a new competition set up this year. The first meeting scheduled in Vannes (Morbihan) against Fiji had finally to be canceled as a last resort on Friday after the discovery of cases of Covid-19 among the island players. After Scotland, captain Charles Ollivon’s teammates will host Italy at the Stade de France on November 29 before a final classification match the following week.

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