Rugby World Cup 2023 Guide: Episode 4 - The 5 stars of the French national team

Hold on to your hats as we plunge once again into the excitement of rugby, a sport where tactics, power and team spirit converge to deliver a thrilling spectacle. Whether you're a long-time rugby fan or a punter looking to improve your game, this article is for you. In anticipation of the Rugby World Cup 2023 to be held in France, we're going to introduce you to the rising stars of the XV de France, essential for understanding the game and fine-tuning your predictions. With this knowledge in your pocket, you'll not only be able to appreciate the nuances of the sport, but also refine your predictions and become the prediction master in your business thanks to the Scorecast Business platform. So get ready to discover the talents who will be rocking the pitch at the next World Cup!

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The 5 stars of the French national team

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Antoine Dupont - Scrum half

Best player in the world in 2021, the captain of the XV de France is the boss of the team. An excellent defender and creative attacker, he is the conductor of Les Bleus and the current star of French rugby. His position enables him to command the attacks. He brings the ball into the scrum and acts as a link between the forwards and the backs.

Romain Ntamack - Fly-half

Son of Emile (46 caps), Romain plays fly-half and often uses his foot. A good defender, he has a very reliable foot which enables him to offer variety to the XV de France's attacking play. And his delightful moustache will not leave any ovalie lover indifferent. 

Charles Ollivon - Third line

Before Dupont, the captaincy went to Ollivon. The third row is a vocal leader, and on the pitch, his reading of the game and technical skills make him a key member of the team. He missed the Grand Slam at the 2022 Six Nations tournament due to a cruciate ligament rupture. He'll have the chance to exact his revenge at the World Cup.

Thibaud Flament - Second row

The Stade Toulousain player impressed during the last Six Nations Tournament, establishing himself as one of the very best players in the squad. Airy and mobile for his size, he will be a key asset for Fabien Galthié at the World Cup.

Fabien Galthié - Coach

Like Harry Potter, Fabien Galthié never leaves his iconic and delightful pair of glasses. And like the wizard, Galthié seems to have a magic wand, so much so that the French team has taken a positive turn since his arrival on the bench in 2019. Under Galthié, Les Bleus first shone with a strategy of dispossession, and would like to move towards greater attacking control at the World Cup.

You've now discovered the faces who will be wearing the colors of the French national team at the Rugby World Cup 2023. This information will help you to better understand the team dynamics and improve your predictions. Continue to follow our series of articles to learn more about the tournament favorites and the underdog teams that could cause surprises. By joining Scorecast Business, you'll not only be well prepared to enjoy every match, but you'll also have the opportunity to shine among your colleagues in the prediction game. See you in Episode 5 of our Rugby World Cup 2023 Guide, and until then, may your predictions be the best yet!

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