Romain Ntamack during France-Italy at Stade de France, February 9, 2020. -


The France - Fiji match counting for the first day of the Autumn Nations Cup, which was initially to be played in Saint-Etienne, will take place at the Rabine stadium in Vannes on November 15, we learned from the Breton town hall.

"This is extraordinary news for Vannes, it was confirmed yesterday (Wednesday), the match will take place on November 15 in the afternoon, the schedule is not defined", told AFP on Mayor David Robo, confirming information from Rugbyrama.

Spectators and a region less affected by the pandemic

According to the mayor, several factors governed this choice, such as the fact that the city has a professional club in the second division, the habit of hosting international events or the fact of having a tonnage of 5,000 spectators in a stadium that can hold about 10,000.

Another element, "the fact that Brittany has been relatively preserved from the pandemic".

According to the latest situation report from the Brittany Regional Health Agency (ARS), the incidence rate is 113 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the region and 82 for Morbihan.

This match could have a particular flavor for the back of the XV of France Anthony Bouthier, who made the heyday of the Vannes club for several seasons and who is very popular in the Breton city.

"It will certainly be a very special meeting for him," said David Robo.


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