La Rochelle's left pillar, Reda Wardi, was seriously injured in the left wrist after coming on Friday in the 55th minute during the rout against Ireland. He had to leave the pitch in the 71st minute of play. He suffered a fracture as Fabien Galthié announced during the post-match press conference at the Vélodrome.
According to information from L'Équipe, the left pillar was operated on on Saturday in Marseille and his absence is estimated at four months. A hard blow for the Blues but also for La Rochelle, double reigning European champion.
To compensate for this package for the remainder of the Six Nations Tournament, the Blues staff summoned Toulonnais Dany Priso, whose last selection dates back to the fall of 2022. Priso (30 years old, 18 caps) has no longer played for the Blues since a victory for France against Japan (35-17), during which he came on. The XV of France plays its second Six Nations match next Saturday, against Scotland in its Murrayfield den .