This is the main information of this list. The opening half of the Toulouse Stadium Roman Ntamack, victim of a sprained right ankle at the beginning of September and in the recovery phase with his club, appears in the list of 42 Blues summoned by Fabien Galthié for the autumn tour, announces the French Rugby Federation (FFR) on Monday.
These players are expected by the management of the XV of France from October 23, the day after the 8th day of the Top 14, in order to prepare for the three test matches of the Blues: Australia on November 5, South Africa South on the 12th and Japan on the 20th.
Eight new players
Eight players with no selection, including Lyon winger Ethan Dumortier and Bordeaux-Bègles center Pablo Uberti, also appearing on this list, specifies the FFR in its press release.
Among the other surprises, we should also note the presence of the left pillar of La Rochelle Reda Wardi and the rear of Bordeaux-Bègles Romain Buros. On the other hand, Montpellier scrum-half Léo Coly, who performed well at club level, is absent, as is his opening teammate Louis Carbonel.
The rest of the list is relatively unsurprising with the presence of executives Antoine Dupont in the scrum, Cameron Woki in the second row, Gregory Alldritt, Charles Ollivon and Anthony Jelonch in the third row, opener Matthieu Jalibert, center Gaël Fickou and from the back Thomas Ramos.
Find the audience
Finally, the coach of the Blues recalled the Clermont winger Alivereti Raka, whose last selection dates back to December 2020 and who is having a thunderous start to the season (at the top of the scorer rankings with five tries), as well as the back of the MHR Anthony Bouthier, who had not played in Blue since July 2021.
After a Grand Slam obtained this spring, the first since 2010, a victorious summer tour of Japan, which had allowed the Blues to end the season undefeated with 10 successes in a row, a first in the history of the XV of France, and the number 1 spot in the World Rugby rankings (for only one week), also a first, the Blues will find their audience.