XV of France: Thunderclap for Ntamack, his father’s confidences

Facing Namibia, the French XV will record the returns of Jonathan Danty and Cyril Baille, injured during preparation. However, for some players, the preparation glitches were too great. This was the case with Romain Ntamack. Victim of a ruptured cruciate knee ligament, the fly-half had to withdraw from the World Cup. A clap of thunder that the XV of France had to digest. And now this Tuesday, Emile Ntamack, father of Romain, returned to his son’s injury.

Today, Antoine Dupont is the star of XV of France. However, the scrum half of Fabien Galthié is orphaned by his friend at the opening, Romain Ntamackwho is also his teammate at Toulouse Stadium. Today it’s Matthew Jalibert who has the heavy task of having to replace the son ofEmile Ntamack, former glory of French rugby. Package, Romain Ntamack had to give up this world Cup following a serious injury in preparation. Indeed, the 24-year-old suffered a ruptured cruciate knee ligament.

“It’s 11 months out of 12, they’re not machines”

This Tuesday, reported by The team, Emile Ntamack returned to his son’s injury which occurred before the start of the Cup of monde. « It’s hard, it’s terrible. On Saturday evening, he told me I think it’s dead. He was already accepting while I didn’t sleep for 48 hours. On Monday, he said to me: “There it is, it’s the crusaders, at least that’s clear.” There is a reason for this. Since the age of 17, it’s 11 months out of 12, they’re not machines… After a while, it breaks », he first explained regarding Romain Ntamack.

“It’s not a defeat, it’s a learning experience”

« The injury is not a defeat, it is a learning process… necessary to become the player of tomorrow. We must quickly make this situation positive. How to understand it? What to work on? I experienced a long injury with pubalgia, it transformed me. Looking back, it allowed me to evolve, to change positions. Romain understood this very early on. It’s a difficult passage but it has already changed. I know he’s going to be a better player than he was. He will be stronger mentally and physically », then added Emile Ntamack.

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