Fortunately, Fabien Galthié announced that most of the Globalists, on deck for more than a year and a half, would be exempt from the summer tour. Just like the Top 14 finalists. Because the program has just doubled. To the two initial test matches in Argentina have just been added, according to information from Midi Olympique, two additional matches.

The French XV will indeed play a preparation match for this tour on Saturday June 22 (the weekend of the Top 14 semi-finals in Bordeaux…) at the San Mamès stadium in Bilbao (52,000 seats). The opponent? A world selection, coached by former All Blacks coach Ian Foster. The FFR, in the red financially, will receive a guaranteed minimum on revenues. This gala meeting should not, however, count as a selection for French players.

Following this poster, Fabien Galthié will announce a group of 42 players, without their frames and Top 14 finalists, for the tour in South America with two tests in Argentina (July 6 and 13), interspersed by a match against Uruguay, July 9 or 10. Revelations of the last World Cup, Los Teros resisted the Blues during the first phase, losing only 27-12 in Lille.

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