The women’s XV of France faces the All Blacks this Saturday, November 20 in Castres. They will try to pave the way for their male counterparts, also opposed to New Zealand. Here is the TV program.
This is the third match of the autumn tour for the French women’s rugby team. A week after beating the reigning New Zealand champions (38-13) in Pau, the Bleues will try to do it again. Their crushing victory against South Africa (46-3) also gives them a status of leader that they will try to keep.
It’s time for!
Ready to encourage them?
— France Rugby (@FranceRugby) November 18, 2021
To defeat the Black Ferns, the tricolor management has made the choice of continuity by making only two changes.
Thus, Chloé Jacquet will be the holder at the back. The Olympic rugby sevens runner-up in Tokyo replaces Emilie Boulard who had made some mistakes during the previous meeting against New Zealand. On the right wing, Rennes’ Marie-Aurélie Castel succeeds Caroline Boujard. The latter, nominated for the title of world player of the year, will be absent this afternoon at the Pierre-Fabre stadium to take the professional firefighter competition.
Wary of the reaction of pride of the Black Ferns, the French will try to maintain the ascendancy with less than a year of the World Cup scheduled from October 8 to November 12 in New Zealand.
Third game of the fall tour
Saturday 20 November
3 p.m. on France 2