April 14, 2024

Fabien Galthié, the surprise divorce!

The XV de France could look a lot like they did against South Africa in the quarter-finals of their World Cup. While Antoine Dupont will be absent, as he is with the French Rugby Sevens team in the midst of preparations for the Paris Olympics, the other Bleus players could be in for a tough time of it.56

However, the former heel player is not set to leave the French Federation….

The XV de France could look a lot like they did against South Africa in the quarter-finals of their World Cup. While Antoine Dupont will be absent, as he is with the French Rugby Sevens team in the midst of preparations for the Paris Olympics, the other Bleus players could be in for a tough time of it.56

However, the former heel player is not set to leave the French Federation. He is expected to take on a more transversal role within the FFR. And according to Eurosport, this departure is due to the increasingly strained relations between the Dax native and Fabien Galthié.

Often present alongside his former team-mate in the French national team since his appointment in April 2019, Raphaël Ibanez kept a low profile during the World Cup, particularly after the French team’s defeat by South Africa.