According to information from Canal+, Emmanuel Meafou will not be able to play with the XV of France before November 2023. He should therefore miss the 2023 VI Nations tournament and the World Cup in France with the Blues.
It’s probably a blow for Fabien Galthié and the staff of the XV of France. Impressive with Stade Toulousain since the start of the season, Emmanuel Meafou was expected to join the France group and play at least the 2023 World Cup. It will not be. According to information from Canal +, to be able to be selected, the second line of Australian origin will have to wait until November 2023, that is to say after having resided five years on French territory.
Without having played a single minute in the France team, it’s a big loss for the Blues who could have counted on the power of Meafou while Woki, incumbent, is in poor shape and has just been injured.