Rugby World Cup 2023 / French XV – Namibia – The reasons for Grégory Alldritt’s withdrawal

Victim of a blow to the knee at the end of training yesterday, the number 8 of the Blues was forced to withdraw, as a precaution. It is Anthony Jelonch who will replace him in the corridor and Cros who will play the role of flanker while Paul Boudehent, initially outside the group, will take his place on the bench.

This is a tile that the Blues staff would obviously have done well without. While Cyril Baille and Jonathan Danty will make their return with the jersey of XV of France Thursday against NamibiaGrégory Alldritt was forced to withdraw.

Monday afternoon, late afternoon, number 8 of the XV of France Greg Alldritt was the victim of a blow to the knee, which did not cause any major concern. However, the joint having quickly swollen, the player and the staff made the wise decision to remove Alldritt from the match sheet, as a precaution, in order to have 100% of his resources available against Italy.

Boudehent joins the match sheet

The staff in fact made the decision to announce the news fairly quickly and not to carry out last minute tests, confident in their men available as the depth of the third line squad is appreciable within the group. Facing Namibia, it is therefore Anthony Jelonch who will continue to act as number 8, with Cros naturally returning to his starting position on the flank of the third line. Initially outside the group, the Rochelais Paul Boudehent will enter the match sheet by taking his place on the finishers’ bench.

Asked about this from the first question of the announcement of the team composition, this Tuesday noon in Aix-en-Provence, the coach Fabien Galthié was initially surprised that the information was disseminated before its officialization . “I see you are well informed, congratulations! I don’t have much more to say” he first said to his audience of journalists. Before saying a little more. “Grégory felt discomfort in his knee, he was spared. We made the decision with Greg to ensure that he was adapted and to wait until he was 100% to play with the French XV.”

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