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Just over 24 hours to wait before the start of the Rugby World Cup. The competition will open with a very enticing France – New Zealand, a major challenge for the XV of France which trained this Thursday on the lawn of the Stade de France.
A Stade de France in the colors of the competition, technicians who install the latest sets and the latest cables. The excitement rises around the Rugby World Cup and the opening match France – New Zealand, to follow this Friday from 9:15 p.m., live and in full on Europe 1.
️ It’s time for the final training before the start of the World Cup.
– France Rugby (@FranceRugby) September 7, 2023
The players of the XV of France trained this Thursday on the lawn of the Dionesian enclosure, with more than an hour late due to congestion. The 33 Blues walked the field under the sun, in front of dozens of journalists, while the latter are generally only about twenty to attend this type of dress rehearsal before an international match.
The Blacks will train at Insep
It was in front of the cameras that the forwards rehearsed their ranges during a training session led by former hooker William Servat. After the session, the opening half, Matthieu Jalibert presented himself at a press conference. “Of course we are ready. We prepared for two months for this match, for this event. And we suspect that the All Blacks will be there tomorrow (Friday). It’s going to be a great event, a great poster, we can’t wait to be there. We’re very excited, because we feel the enthusiasm around us and we know that it will be a great moment for all of us”, he declared, pawing with impatience.
All Blacks who will face the Blues before an anti-Antoine Dupont plan, but who will not train on the lawn of the Stade de France. Their final rehearsal will take place at Insep, the National Sports Institute, based in the Bois de Vincennes.