XV of France. Like Damian Penaud, who are the Blues at the end of the contract before the 2023 World Cup?

Before the 2023 Rugby World Cup, several players from the XV of France will see the end of their club contracts. (© Icon Sports)

He Rugby World Cup 2023, is exactly in 14 months. Inevitably, it’s in the head of any player who has gravitated around XV of France since the arrival of Fabien Galthié as coach. But first, some will have to think about their future at the club, his contract ends in June 2023which is just before the planetary event organized in France. Rugby news make the point


Damian Penaud, the headliner The leading French international at the end of his contract in June 2023 isDamià Penaud

. As reported by RMC Sport, the Clermont winger (25) has many questions about his future, as the ASM has lost some of its brilliance from the years 2000-2010.

It would not be closed to a start, and will have many options, a good package of Top 14 clubs already in the ranks.  Clermont wants to keep him, because Penaud is the main headliner.  But it will be a miracle if the club manages to expand it.
Racing 92 center Virimi Vakatawa did not fare well on this summer tour in Japan. Racing 92 center Virimi Vakatawa, who has little advantage in Japan, is out of contract in June 2023.

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Vakatawa, Dulin, Jolmes or Bamba also at the end of the contract Among the other internationals at the end of the contract is the Racing 92 centerVirimi Vakatawa

. The Fijian of origin (30 years; 32 selections), a pillar of the tricolor system at the beginning of Galthié’s term, now has many more difficulties, even after losing the starting position. “Virimi, we hope you do it more and better,” even 3/4 coach Laurent Labit said during the summer tour. That says it all. And the Racingman didn’t necessarily calm down during both games in Japan. We also mention the cases of the back Brice Dulin (32 years; 36 selections) i Antoni Boutier(30 years; 8 selections), also free from 1 er July 2023. Like the pillar Demba Bamba(24 years; 25 selections), who reaches the end of his 5-year contract with Lyon, or the 3 e Toulouse line, Selevasio Tolofua (25 years old; 2 shots), whose profile can be especially liked by a club in the Top 14. This is also the case in the second row. Tomàs Jolmes

(26), who paid tribute to his first two matches with France’s XV in Japan, and who made no secret of the 2023 World Cup being one of his goals.
The second line of Bordeaux-Bègles, Thomas Jolmes, will live his first selection with the XV of France against Japan. The second line of Bordeaux-Bègles, Thomas Jolmes, who had his first layers with the XV of France, will have to resolve his future before the 2023 World Cup.

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Other players on the radar at the end of the contract Finally, there are still players who are on the radar of the XV of France, who have worn the blue shirt or have appeared several times in extended groups, but who are no longer in the first elections of the squad. Think of Bordeaux Cyril Cazeaux (27 years old; 4 selections), in the pillar of Castres Quentin Walcker (26 years; 2 selections), third line of Clermont Alexander Fischer (24 years old), from Montpellier Enzo Forletta (28 years; 2 selections) i Vicent Rattez (30 years; 8 national teams) -who started in the 6 Nations 2022 and Galthié’s debut as a coach-, from the second line of the Stade Français Pierre-Henri Azagoh (24 years; 2 selections), or even Racingmen Boris Palu (26 years; 2 selections) i Donovan Taofifenua

(23 years old).

We note that there are virtually no executives – apart from Penaud, even Bamba – from France XV at the end of the contract in 2023. Some have already resolved their future, such as Antoine Dupont, Grégory Alldritt or Romain Ntamack. A way to not have a polluted mind before such a capital meeting organized in France.

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