For once, the team composition was not defined this Tuesday in Marcoussis during the first high-intensity training session. A choice justified by Laurent Sempéré, the assistant coach in charge of conquering the XV of France. “Usually we know the lineup from the start of the week. Not this time. We have adapted our operation because we need to see the state of form of the players, the energy that emanates from them, before making final choices. The other weeks, we had more visibility, there, we wanted to create more competition between players. I wouldn’t say to recreate competition but to keep the group alive. We need, in our team building, to feel emulation. This is not in reaction to the draw against Italy. We wanted to see the hearts of men also during the week, outside of matches.