“France lock Willemse Injured Update Report”

Willemse, a France lock who is injured, will not compete in the Rugby World Cup, according to the media

Reuters, 1 September: The French Rugby Federation was quoted in local media as claiming that lock Paul Willemse withdrew from their Rugby World Cup team on Friday due to a thigh injury, dealing further blow to the tournament hosts France.

According to sources, Bastien Chalureau has taken the position of South African-born second row Willemse, who has been placed on a standby list in case another replacement is required during the tournament once his injury heals.

Chalureau earned his France debut in November of last year. He has six caps to his name, with the most recent coming in last month’s 34-17 warm-up victory over Fiji.

Willemse wasn’t France’s only serious injury leading up to the World Cup, which will begin against New Zealand on September 8 in Paris. He was expected to play a major role in their attempt to win their first World Cup.

preferred flyhalf Romain Ntamack, a muscular center named Jonathan Danty, and prop Cyril Baille will both at the very least miss their team’s Pool A opening after tearing their cruciate knee ligaments in a pregame match against Scotland.

In their pool, France also competes against Italy, Uruguay, and Namibia.

Nick Said reported; Ken Ferris edited.



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