a Frenchman in the final, best wishes and big pillow

Still no rugby this Wednesday, but until the final on Saturday, the English try not to listen too much to the advice of their loved ones and support their outputs.

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It's today

Still no rugby in this Wednesday, October 30th. But, rejoice since there is more than forty-eight hours before the small final between New Zealanders and Welsh. No Top 14 either, which means that it will be necessary to settle for football or league Cup: Monaco receives Marseille at 21 h 5. A little earlier, Lyon should quietly validate its qualification for quarterfinals of the Women's Champions League. The Lyonnaises receive Fortuna Hjörring (4:30 pm), which they beat 4-0 in the first leg.

It's seen

Sleep is one of the keys to success in sport. To try to optimize it, the Englishman Joe Marler has found a good solution by grafting a huge pillow around the yard to be able to take a nap anywhere. And in addition, it allows him to make a joke to the cameraman who tries to film the arrival of players at their hotel. All without taking any risk of injury.

It is said

"My family members are trying to give us tips on how to play rugby. My tata is great for that. She's trying to tell me how to play no 8 and she is also trying to give advice to my brother (Mako). "

Billy Vunipola v. New Zealand, October 26, 2019.
Billy Vunipola against New Zealand, October 26, 2019. CHRISTOPHE ÉNA / AP

The third-line English Billy Vunipola is very happy to have many of his relatives in Japan. On the other hand, he has a little more trouble with all the advice they can give. "Their support is huge, but it can become a distraction"he says. Sorry tata, but Billy may not be listening this time.

It says (bis)

"I send my best wishes to Warren Gatland. I hope he will take full advantage of this match for third place. "

Eddie Jones, the English coach, on October 29th.
Eddie Jones, the English coach, on October 29th. ODD ANDERSEN / AFP

As always, Eddie Jones made the show at a press conference on Monday. The Australian coach of England responded to his New Zealand counterpart who is responsible for the Welsh selection and who had kindly tackled after the English qualification for the final: "We've already seen teams play their final in the semi-finals and then miss. It will be interesting to see how England reacts next week. "

Eddie Jones did not wait for the most anticipated game of the year to answer with a small tackle in his throat. The commotion protocol should soon be activated for Warren Gatland.

It's the first

France is in the final of the Rugby World Cup! Jerome Garcès will referee the meeting between England and South Africa (Saturday at 10 am), a first for a French referee. Until then, two South Africans (including André Watson twice), two Welsh, an Australian, an Englishman and an Irishman had been the whistle for these matches.

Jérôme Garcès will be accompanied by another Frenchman, Romain Poite, who will be his assistant. The last French referee in the World Cup, Pascal Gaüzère, will be the assistant of Wayne Barnes for the small final between New Zealand and Wales, Friday (10 am). The other assistant of this meeting will be Jaco Peyper, the South African referee of the match between France and Wales, who had to apologize for taking a picture in the middle of Welsh fans where he mimed the gesture of Sebastien Vahaamahina who had cost his exclusion and marked a turning point in this meeting.

Read also Rugby World Cup: Referee mimics Sebastien Vahaamahina's move to the quarter-finals

This is the first (bis)

As the 2019 World Cup is about to end, Word Rugby has announced that the 2022 rugby sevens will take place for the first time on the African continent, as it will take place in Cape Town. , in South Africa.

Twenty-four men's teams and 16 women's teams will be expected to fight for three days (this is slightly shorter than in rugby) to win the eighth edition of this competition. Forty teams to succeed the New Zealand rugby and rugbywomen, who are both double world champions in title.


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