6 Nations Tournament – XV of France: Boudehent, Coly, Delbouis… 8 Blues looking for a first selection

Paul Boudehent (23, third row)

Rich day for the Boudehent family. While the eldest, Pierre, revealed this Tuesday to Noon Olympic that he would join the French stadium next season, the youngest, Paul, received his invitation to participate in the gathering of the French team for the 6 Nations Tournament. Quite a reward for the Rochelais, who brilliantly made his mark in the pack of European champions and delivered several high-flying performances in recent weeks. He can evolve in all the positions of the third line, which undoubtedly played in his favor in the eyes of the tricolor staff.

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Paul Boudehent (La Rochelle)

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Léo Coly (23, scrum half)

After flying over the Pro D2 under the tunic of Mont-de-Marsan last season, Léo Coly landed in Montpellier. The talented scrum half needed a little time to adapt, but he now seems to be flourishing with the French champions, as evidenced by his good agreement with Louis Carbonel. The absence of Maxime Lucu (ankle), usual understudy for Antoine Dupont in Blue, opens the door to the native of Rennes, who may have the opportunity to scratch playing time when his captain needs to breathe.

Nolann Le Garrec (20, scrum half)

Like Coly, Nolann Le Garrec hopes to take advantage of Lucu’s package – who could however return before the end of the Tournament – to show himself. The young number 9 of Racing is currently in full swing with his club, which demonstrated his heroic match against Harlequins on Sunday (30-29). Remember that “Nono” had already been called up for the tour in Japan, as well as to prepare for the last fall test against the same Japanese. What to store experience, little by little. Before the big jump on an international match sheet?

Nolan Le Garrec (Racing 92)

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Julien Delbouis (23, center)

Stade Français supporters are full of praise for Julien Delbouis, who is one of the major architects of the superb season for the Pink Soldiers. Already called by Fabien Galthié two years ago, to prepare for the 2021 Tournament, the Parisian center then suffered two ruptures of the cruciate ligaments of the right knee in quick succession. The player trained in Massy needed time to find his best level and finally turn the page on these long months of trouble. So here he is again with the Blues, with a real chance to seize because of the packages of Jonathan Danty and Arthur Vincent.

Emilien Gailleton (19, center)

If Jordan Joseph, his teammate in Pau, was not selected, Emilien Gailleton, he will indeed take the direction of Capbreton on January 22. The former captain of the France under-20 team had already been called up for the autumn tour, without however having the chance to appear on a match sheet. His recent performances in the Top 14 with the Section and absences from his post should allow him to unlock his international counter.

Ethan Dumortier (22, center or winger)

While Lyon have taken the annoying habit of blowing hot and cold since the start of the season, Ethan Dumortier, for his part, is much more often brilliant than disappointing. The top scorer in the Top 14 (eight tries) also distinguished himself last weekend by signing a double against Saracens, including a try scored after a 65-meter race. Versatile, the Lyon prodigy hopes to have the opportunity to show off his burst of speed and the vivacity of his support in front of the coach’s eyes.

Ethan Dumortier (Lyon)

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Louis Bielle-Biarrey (19, winger)

He is certainly one of the thrill players of the first part of the season in the Top 14. From the height of his 19 years and wearing his red helmet, Louis Bielle-Biarrey gave a lot of trouble to many defenses in the championship . Of course, the UBB winger is still a raw talent, which needs to be polished with patience and not prematurely overexposed. Nevertheless, we are dying to see it at work before the start of spring. Especially since Gabin Villière left a vacant spot…

Romain Buros (25, fullback)

Romain Buros is no stranger to the France group. Fabien Galthié had already incorporated him into the squad which had traveled to Australia in the summer of 2021. The Bordelo-Béglais could even have made his international debut last fall, but a tear in his thigh decided it. other. The 25-year-old back is therefore still on the lookout for a first selection, but the competition from Melvyn Jaminet and Thomas Ramos risks leaving him very little space to express himself.

Romain Buros (UBB)

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