the Blues with Samisoni Langi for the World Cup in England

Laurent Frayssinous, the coach of the French national team, has revealed the list of 24 players selected for the World Cup in England (October 15 – November 19). Not much of a surprise, three quarters of the Samisoni Langi Dragons are part of the group.

Laurent Frayssinous has decided. The Blues coach announced this Saturday the list of 24 players he will take to England to play the World Cup (October 15-November 19). Unsurprisingly, the former Catalan manager decided to rely primarily on players from Dragons and Toulouse Olympique, the two clubs playing in the Super League this year.

Among the 13 Catalan (or future ex-Catalan) players is the third-quarter Samisoni Langi, a former Tonga international, now eligible for the France squad, after five years in the country. The former Sydney Roosters player in 107 Super League games, not retained by the Dragons, will have to bring all his experience to this France team.

Internship in Bordeaux from October 4 to 7
We also find the prop of the TO Lambert Belmas, called to reinforce a sore sector since Romain Navarrete and Julian Bousquet, both affected in a knee, are out. Jordan Dezaria, injured with the Blues against Wales in June and whoever hasn’t played since then will be fine on the trip. Just like Gadwin Springer (Feartherstone, Championship).

Éloi Pélissier, now part of this XIII of France, will accompany the other six players from Toulouse or ex-Toulouse in the group. Including midfielder Tony Gigot, dismissed at the end of the season with Toulouse and who had missed the last international deadlines. With Lucas Albert (knee) lost, Louis Jouffret (Halifax) and César Rougé (Dragons) were chosen to complete the list of runners. These players will find the experienced Benjamín García, captain against the Welsh, and Fouad Yaha, or the versatile Arthur Mourgue.

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All the players will practice in Bordeaux from October 4 to 7, before leaving for England and will face Tonga on October 8 in Halifax. The Blues will then play their first World Cup game on October 17 against Greece, before playing the English on October 22 and then finish the group stage against the Samoans on October 30.

Laurent Frayssinous and the Blues are aiming for at least a quarter of this competition. To achieve this goal, they will need at least two wins.

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