Women’s Rugby: Nine Toulouse and six Blagnac players called up to prepare for 6-Nations Tournament

Gaëlle Mignot and David Ortiz, coaches of the French women’s team, have brought together a group of 40 players to prepare for the Six Nations Tournament in Marcoussis from 8 to 12 January. Among those summoned were eight women from Toulouse and six women from Blagnac.

This Thursday, Gaëlle Mignot and David Ortiz, coaches of the French women’s fifteen team, announced two lists for the preparation courses for the Six Nations Tournament (from 23 March to 27 April). The first group of 40 players will meet in Marcoussis between January 8-12. The second team, consisting only of forwards, will meet in Toulouse on January 15 and 16.

a new era

This meeting will mark the beginning of a new era for the French XV since the disappointing WXV played in New Zealand this autumn, which ended with two defeats against Australia (29-20) and Canada (29-20). Blacks Ferns (18-17) are at the top of the tournament. The first group assembled consists mainly of managers (Sochat, M. Feleu, Hermet, Bourdon Sansus, Vernier) as well as new faces (Acolatse, Bazola, Vauclin, Ikahehegi, Jean, Touré, Tuy, Arbey).

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“This course will allow us to reconnect after WXV and prepare ourselves for the next Tournament,” appreciates Gaëlle Mignot. In a week we will have the opportunity to work with a group of 40 players, including both professional players. there are several members of the Olympic Academy present,” the coach said.

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The nine players selected for Stade Toulousain are: Amalia Bazola – Kiara Zago – Charlotte Escudero – Gaëlle Hermet – Zoé Jean – Océane Bordes – Pauline Bourdon Sansus – Maëlle Filopon – Kelly Arbey. The Blagnac women’s team will be represented by: Coco Lindelauf – Axelle Berthoumieu – Lina Queyroi – Gabrielle Vernier – Émilie Boulard – Mélissande Llorens.

Second internship among forwards

However, the two coaches also called a second group of 24 women, consisting only of forwards. Of these, 19 will attend the first meeting, five will disembark, including one from Blagnac. Manon Bigot will join teammates Lindelauf and Berthoumieu at CREPS in Toulouse as they scout the French team.

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David Ortiz said: “In the second course, in addition to the first five days, we will focus specifically on the tasks of the forwards. We will integrate into the championship certain players that we supervise and who have not yet had the opportunity to participate in a course.” ‘With the French team’

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