France hopes for injury reprieve in Six Nations title defense

London – France coach Fabien Galthie is cautious of participant burnout in a Rugby World Cup yr as he begins the protection of the Six Nations crown gained final yr in convincing trend by counting down the 16 matches to the worldwide remaining in Paris on Oct. 28.
The French home season is an extended one and Galthie is already with out a lot of key gamers going into the Six Nations, which can be a remaining aggressive run-out earlier than they host the World Cup in eight months’ time.

Jonathan Danty, Cameron Woki and Gabin Villiere are all long-term absentees, whereas regulars Peato Mauvaka, Jean-Baptiste Gros and Maxime Lucu are additionally lacking from a Six Nations squad with eight new caps.

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