Its unavailability is not yet known. But we know more about the nature of Julien Marchand's injury, who was injured against the All Blacks in the 12th minute during the opening match of the World Cup. The Blues hooker is suffering from a “muscle injury in the left hamstring”.
Fabien Galthié had also confided his fears after the meeting: “We fear a tear following hyper-extension on a scratch. Julien preferred to go out, he was too weak. But we can imagine a problem with the hamstrings…”. Marchand will remain in the France group in order to “follow specific preparation” as well as care. At the end of the week, new exams will be carried out.
“I planned to give everything on the pitch for this World Cup. I'm going to do it now to get back with the group as quickly as possible. The most important thing remains this first victory. Come on, Les Bleus,” Julien Marchand promised on Sunday evening on his Instagram account.