Victim of a cruciate ligament rupture against Scotland during the last VI Nations Tournament, Anthony Jelonch had set himself the incredible challenge of being back on his feet for the World Cup. The third row of Stade Toulousain succeeded in his bet since he started against Uruguay last Thursday.
This is the beautiful story of this beginning of world Cup for the XV of France. Become indispensable under Fabien Galthié, Anthony Jelonch was seriously injured at the end of February during the match against Scotland. His chances of contesting the World were seriously compromised but Jelonch is not the type to give up. The native of Vic-Fezensac is not made of the same wood as everyone else. After his operation, he therefore set himself the objective of returning to the field during the world Cup. Satisfied with his rehabilitation, Fabien Galthié had therefore decided to summon him, despite the fact that he was unavailable in the face of the All Blacks. Last week, Jelonch was rewarded for his resilience since he was a starter, and even captain, against l’Uruguay.
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Jelonch succeeded in his bet
The third line of Toulouse Stadium was therefore back after 200 days of injury. “ I am very happy to come back. I had doubts at the start of my rehabilitation, but I knew I had six months and I had this World Cup in mind. I have worked very hard these last few months and to come back, as captain, it is a great pride for me to be here. I’m from the countryside, that helps too. This goal helped me come back quickly and strong. It will have allowed me to grow », he confided at a press conference after the victory against l’Uruguay THURSDAY. Moreover, he could continue against the Namibia.
Second start coming for Jelonch?
The first trends are emerging concerning the composition of the XV of France in front of the Namibia THURSDAY. According to information from The team and of Midi-Olympic, Fabien Galthié should align again Anthony Jelonch, in number 6 this time. A strong signal sent by the selector of Blues because he would have to renew the team “premium” against the Welwitschias. It is therefore François Cros who could pay the price for the incredible successful bet ofAnthony Jelonch.