Cédric Chasseur // Photo credits: Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP 18:34 pm, September 18, 2023

Fabien Galthié will unveil this Tuesday at 11:30 his starting fifteen to face Namibia, Thursday evening in Marseille. Twelve changes are to be expected compared to the last meeting against Uruguay (27-12), the coach of the XV of France and his staff have decided to put the executives back on the field

After rotating, without much success, last week against Uruguay (27-12 victory), Fabien Galthié and his staff decided to put the executives back on the field against Namibia. Twelve changes are expected in the starting XV to face Namibia. Injured calf against Scotland in the second match of preparation, Cyril Baille should play his first match of the World Cup, this Thursday, in the position of left pillar. Same thing for Jonathan Danty, visibly rid of his hamstring injury, and who could start in the center alongside Gaël Fickou.

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Jelonch should be a starter

Captain against Uruguay for his return to the field, six months after his surgery on his left knee (rupture of the cruciate ligaments), the third line Anthony Jelonch should play a second consecutive game, just like Louis Bielle-Biarrey, positioned this time on the left wing in place of Gabin Villière.

The probable composition of the XV of France against Namibia:

First line

1 - Cyril Baille

2 - Peato Mauvaka

3 - Uini Atonio

Second line

4 - Cameron Woki

5 - Thibaud Flament

Third line

6 - Anthony Jelonch

7 - Charles Ollivon

8 - Gregory Alldritt


9 - Antoine Dupont (cap)

Opening half

10 - Matthieu Jalibert

Three-quarters center

12 - Jonathan Danty

13 - Gaël Fickou


11 - Louis Bielle-Biarrey

14 - Damien Penaud


15 - Thomas Ramos