Laure Sansus hoped for better for her farewell to rugby: “You never choose your exit and my situation is a perfect example. Of course, I would have preferred to end my career differently. » Injured on Saturday, October 15, during the second group match of the Blues at the World Cup in New Zealand, against England (7-13), the scrum half had to forfeit the rest of the competition. She suffers from a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the kneesaid the French Rugby Federation (FFR) in a press release.
The 28-year-old player is replaced in the group of 32 by Marie Dupouy, adds the FFR. The female Blagnac Rugby resident currently has only one selection with the XV of France. It was Pauline Bourdon, teammate of Laure Sansus at Stade Toulousain and her companion off the field, who entered in her place on Saturday, in the twelfth minute of the match against the Red Roses in Whangarei (North Island).
“First supporter” of the Blue
Laure Sansus, who has 32 caps with the XV of France, announced before the World Cup that it would be her last competition before retiring. A true part of the Bleues, she was voted best player of the Six Nations Tournament in 2022. An edition that she also finished with the title of best scorer (six tries).
In June, she was crowned champion of France with Stade Toulouse – a first for the club on the women’s side – before being named best French international at the end of September.
Before the start of the New Zealand World Cup, she explained that she wanted “make the most of” of her last weeks as a player of the XV of France before devoting herself to her family. Failing to prolong the pleasure on the ground, she will do it in the stands as “first supporter” of the Blues.
After winning their first match in Pool C against South Africa (40-5), the French lost to England. Second in their pool with 6 points, they will play, Saturday, October 22 (at 8:15 a.m., on TF1) against the Fijians (third, with 4 points), a decisive match for qualification for the quarter-finals.