Rugby World Cup 2023: Louis Bielle-Biarrey, the youngest member of the Blues against Namibia, did you say UFO?

Louis Bielle-Biarrey, the “young kid” of the France group, is about to establish himself on the wing. He will start this Thursday evening against Namibia.

It is the only model that produces eco-friendly sparks and is guaranteed to be 100% natural. While the other vehicles are stuck on the ring road, the Louis Bielle-Biarrey racing car skips the indicator, hurtles down the emergency lane and overtakes the rest of the world. He deposits the Ethan Dumortier, Mathis Lebel or Brice Dulin, although they are first-rate bodies.

Why this automobile metaphor to evoke the 20-year-old Bordeaux prodigy? Brice Dulin’s fault, precisely. The full-back nicknamed the winger “the electric scooter”. “It’s going very quickly, with great qualities,” laughed the Rochelais during the summer preparation, including in the nickname Émilien Gailleton and Paul Boudehent, the two other rookies in the group of 42 this summer.

A hat-trick

It was therefore at full speed that the slender winger (1.84 m, 79 kg) invited himself into the France group. Although promised the world title with the U20s in mid-July, the native of La Tronche (Isère) saw Fabien Galthié veto the Bleuets staff so that he would stay with the big boys. “It was a player who entered the locker room and came to get his jersey,” recalled the coach this week.

Surprisingly, several observers speak of “LBB” as the 2023 UFO of the France group. A category where Gabin Villière, Melvyn Jaminet, Mohamed Haouas and Anthony Bouthier are placed. However, Bielle-Biarrey does not have a unique route, nor has it escaped the radar of training centers.

Holder until the end of the World Cup?

Since he was 18, after having studied at FC Grenoble, he established himself in the professional squad of Union Bordeaux-Bègles. His first start with the Girondins in January 2022? A hat-trick in the Champions Cup against the Scarlets. Since then, there have been thirty match sheets (25 starts) and nine tries.

During his first selection against Scotland at the beginning of August, he crossed the line full of enthusiasm. As his look. His level is so appealing that some see him starting for the end of the World Cup… Did you say UFO?

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