Europe 1 with AFP // Photo credits: Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP 16:35 pm, September 25, 2023

The hooker of the XV of France, Julien Marchand, will resume collective training this week and could even play against Italy, just like Paul Boudehent. The latter suffered a concussion against Namibia. For his part, Gregory Alldritt was preserved during the day's training for knee pain.

The hooker of the XV of France Julien Marchand, victim of a thigh injury, has resumed the race, said the French Rugby Federation Monday to several journalists including AFP. The player of the Stade Toulousain (28 years, 32 caps) came out in the 12th minute of play during the opening match of the Blues in the World Cup-2023 against the All Blacks (27-13), victim of a muscle injury in the left hamstring.

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Resumption of collective training

He will resume collective training in the week, added the FFR. Marchand missed the next two matches of the France XV, Uruguay (27-12) and Namibia (96-0). Fabien Galthié's men, deprived of their captain and scrum-half Antoine Dupont, hoped for the quarter-finals, face Italy, on October 6 in Lyon, on the 4th and last day of the group stage.

Paul Boudehent also reassured the medical staff of the France team. According to information from Rugbyrama has successfully passed HIA 3, a test that is passed after a concussion. The 23-year-old was back on the bike on Monday.