France national under - 19 rugby team visits the Western Cape! [fr]

The French delegation travels to Cape Town for the official ‘test match’ international series that will be held between August 12th and 20th 2016 in the province of the Western Cape.

Match schedule:

- Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 12 p.m, City Park Stadium (Cape Town): England vs France
- Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 4 p.m., Bishops Diocesan College, Rondebosch (Cape Town): South Africa vs France
- Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 11.15 a.m., Paarl Boys High College, Paarl: Italy vs France

The - 19 French Team, guest by the the South African Rugby Union (SARU) to take part in the tournaments, is primarily selected with players of the ‘Pole France’ of Marcoussis.


The Pole France of Marcoussis allows the young French Rugby Hopes to develop a double project centered around the studies and Rugby. Players who integrate the Pole France for the season 2016 - 2017 are the best of their generation. All of them are licensed in professional clubs, and some of them will take part in the TOP14 or PROD2 this season.

The Pole France is a laboratory that allows each player to develop his technical qualities and physical capacities with the objective to prepare them as well as possible to apprehend the high level and the world cup of U20 in 2018 - 2019.

The sporting framing of this selection is entrusted to Philippe Boher, sports manager and responsible for the Pole France, Aubin Hueber et Patrick Arlettaz. Gerald Bastide, Manager of the U20 team, is also present.

The remainder of the delegation consists of Wanda Noury (chief of delegation), Jacques Girardin (doctor), Lionel Labadie (Physio), and Olivier Nouaille, Alexandre Durguerian et Robin Ladauge (coachs).

Website of the Fédération Française de Rugby

publie le 11/08/2016

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