The Basics If the blues beat the Welsh on this Saturday night, they’ll play the title against the Scots who will be in Saint-Denis on Friday 26 March at 9pm. The postponed play date has just been officially set.
It was an open secret, it’s official now. This Thursday evening the organizing committee of the VI Nations tournament postponed the meeting between the French and Scottish XV for Friday March 26th (9pm) at the Stade de France. Originally counted for the 3rd day of the competition.
It is worth remembering that the game, originally scheduled for February 28, had been postponed due to the large number of cases of coronavirus within the French delegation, including the players (12) and staff (4).
The men of Galthié, who have not been in the race for the Grand Slam since their defeat last weekend in England (20-23), but for the final victory in the tournament, were therefore able to win the title on the occasion of this last meeting. chronologically. On condition that you win this Saturday, March 20th before Wales (also at 9pm and at the Stade de France).
It should be noted that negotiations on the release of the Scottish internationals participating in the English Championship are still ongoing: the Premiership clubs are refusing to admit their players to a meeting that does not appear in the international window – like the provisions actually provide for it.
Captain Stuart Hogg (Exeter), mainstay Jamie Bhatti (Bath), second row Jonny Gray (Exeter), center Chris Harris (Gloucester) or winger Sean Maitland (Saracens) are currently unsure if they can challenge the Blues.
On the side of the Top 14, the Federation and League have already reached an agreement.