VIDEO. XV of France – autumn tour: the Blues trembled to the end but dominate Argentina (29-20)

the essential The Tricolores were able to be patient to win at the Stade de France. If they made the difference in the last minutes, the Pumas kept their dragee high until the end. The two French trials were entered by Stade Toulousain players Thibaud Flament and Peato Mauvaka.

They had to wait for last minutes to finally release the pressure that weighed on their shoulders. Saturday, November 6, at the Stade de France, the Blues dominated the Argentines 28 – 19, during the first match of the fall tour. All was not perfect, but the French displayed collective cohesion, and patiently knew how to forge their success.

In a tight start to the match, the Blues took the lead, leading 6-0 after 19 minutes thanks to two penalties from Melvyn Jaminet (3rd, 14 e). But the dynamic is found seized, on imprudence Matthieu Jalibert: on a commitment, the opening half is countered by Pablo Matera who came to the pressing. Tomas Cubelli, who came to support, manages to flatten in the tricolor in-goal, between the posts. Try that will be transformed (7-6 for Argentina).

ud 83 c udfc9 The first try of the match is for Argentina after the dismissal of Matthieu Jalibert. It’s Thomas Cubelli who flattens for the Pumas. 7-6 for Argentina at the heart of the first period.

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A first period, marked by a certain tension and the scene of several clashes between players. On one of them, the two teams meet at 13, Marcos Kremer and Julien Marchand each receiving a yellow card (26 e) for bad actions.

Ça a chauffé entre Tomas Cubelli et Romain Ntamack notamment.
It was heated between Tomas Cubelli and Romain Ntamack in particular. AFP – ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT

The kicks of Melvyn Jaminet (3 out of 4 in the first period) allow the Blues to return to the locker room by leading to the scoreboard (9-7).

Melvyn Jaminet: 4 stars 454653870 Back on the meadow, the Blues made a “canon” start to the second period, quickly scoring a try: Woki in percussion found Jalibert, who passed on to Flament. For his first selection, the Stade Toulousain player spins, all in power, flatten behind the line (29 e, 13 – 10).

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The Blues enter their second half perfectly with their first try of the match signed by Toulousain Thibaud Flament for his very first selection.

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Less than 3 minutes later, it is Antoine Dupont who manages to penetrate the opposing goal after a nice movement from Fickou and Villière, but the try is refused for a forward from Jaminet at the start of the action. .

The Argentines manage to keep the Blues under pressure until they join the last minutes (19 – 13 at 70 e), but end up cracking at 71 e: Matthieu Jalibert, very good Saturday evening (elected man of the match), takes the interval and transmits to Peato Mauvaka in the axis. We will no longer see the Stade Toulousain hooker left flattening in the in-goal (70 e, 24 – 13). Melvyn Jaminet, author of 19 points Saturday evening , will take care of the transformation (26 – 13).

But it was said that the Habs would give us a suffocating end to the game. The Argentines manage to register a test at the 74 e: following the French dismissal, Boffelli sets up a candle that he deflects for Carrerras, who had only to advance to the goal. Jaminet, the last defender, was beaten in the air against Boffelli.

The French managed the last three minutes, and a final penalty from Jaminet sealed the score: 28 – 20.

Next meeting for the Blues: Sunday 13 November, France – Georgia in Bordeaux.

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