VIDEO. Hazing, sketches, shouting at Galthié… In the intimacy of the XV of France in Japan

This last episode attributed to the Blues tour in Japan is damn worth the detour! (©FFR screenshot)

It has now become a habit. Since the last fall tour, the French Rugby Federation gratifies us with its “Mixed Destinies” series, with inside reports, at the heart of the XV of Francewho are to follow on the France Rugby YouTube channel.

The latest, published this Tuesday, July 12, retraces the last week of Blues Fr japan tour, before their second test against the Brave Blossoms, which ended in a narrow victory in Tokyo (20-15). A preparation between training and moments of sharing between teammates.

Tokyo tour and disguised hazing

We see the Tricolores taking advantage of their day off to discover Japanese culture and the joys of the Japanese capital, including a visit to a famous temple in Tokyo. Before attending the hazing “Pretty cool”, according to Demba Bamba, the latest arrivals in the France group.

The newcomers were responsible for “making sketches to make the whole team laugh”, thus indicates the right pillar of Lyon, and it was the old ones who charged, since the third line of the UBB, Bastien Vergnes-Tailleferhad the idea of disguise as… William Servat. The interested party only half validated this caricature of himself: “The hair yes, but not the nose”, laughed the French forwards coach. For his part, the Bayonnais Remy Baget made a clip, which allows us to discover the nickname in Blue of Damien Penaud which is none other than “horse”. Everyone understands what they want…

Fabien Galthié: “You play to touch (…) You are in the process of lowering the pants”

Finally, we also discover the last preparations before the second test against Japan, as well as the remonstrance of Fabien Galthie, after the failed first act of the Blues (15-7 for Japan). The breeder employs strong words to wake up his troops: “We can’t win, because you’re playing to hit. If we continue, we take 30! (…) You are lowering your pants,” he insisted. In short, it’s a very successful new indoor video from the FFR and which makes us love the Blues even more.

After a well-deserved summer rest, the French players and management will be back this fall with something heavy on the menu: France-AustraliaSaturday November 5 (9 p.m.) at the Stade de France, then France-South AfricaSaturday November 12 (9 p.m.), at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille and finally France-Japan at the Toulouse Stadium, Saturday November 20 (schedule to come).

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