On the occasion of the next autumn tour, the XV of France should play three games against Argentina, Georgia and then against New Zealand on the lawn of the Stade de France.
The XV of France intends to calibrate itself against the best world nations. After having been forced to give up the test-matches in Argentina in the summer of 2020 and then their duels against the nations of the Southern Hemisphere during the following fall, the Blues will have something to test themselves throughout the year 2021 If Bernard Laporte recently confirmed that Fabien Galthié’s men will travel to Australia at the beginning of next July for three games against the Wallabies, the first against a southern nation since taking office as national coach, the fall tour program promises to be just as generous with three meetings scheduled on French soil during the first three weekends of November, according to information disclosed by RMC Sport.
First of all, the XV of France should receive Argentina at the Stade de France on November 6. To respect the demands of World Rugby, which pushes for the best world nations, no longer hesitate to face less prestigious teams, the Blues will travel to Bordeaux on November 13 to face Georgia. But the biggest piece of this fall tour is scheduled for November 20 at the Stade de France.
A little less than two years from the opening of the 2023 World Cup, this is what looks like a dress rehearsal for the event that awaits Fabien Galthié players. Indeed, a little more than three years after the last match between the two nations during a tour marked by three heavy defeats for France, New Zealand will host the Blues in Saint-Denis. A meeting that will be more scrutinized than ever, this same poster being that of the opening match of the next World Cup, on the same lawn on September 8, 2023.