Rugby The Irish challenge the rough Tongans this Saturday (9 p.m.) in Nantes as part of Pool B of the World Cup
Johnny Sexton, fly-half and captain of Ireland, after the big success over Romania (82-8), September 9, 2023 in Bordeaux. — Ashley Western/Colorsport/Shutterstock/Sipa Update Show highlights only
- Ireland, #1 world leader in the World Rugby rankings and therefore among the big favorites for this Rugby World Cup, challenges Tonga this Saturday at Nantes (9 p.m.). This Pool B match will be broadcast online. on TF1.
- After correcting the Romania (82-8), the Irish will once again field a very solid team with a hinge composed of Connor Murray and Johnny Sexton. Opposite, the Tongans will start the competition with seven players playing in France, including right pillar and captain Ben Tameifuna (Union Bordeaux-Bègles) and center Pita Ahki (Stade Toulousain).
- The composition of Ireland:Keenan – Hansen, Ringrose, Aki, Lowe – (o) Sexton (cap.), (m) Murray – O’Mahony, Doris, Van der Flier – Ryan, Beirne – Furlong, Kelleher, Porter.
- The composition of Tonga: Piutau – Taumoepeau, Fekitoa, P. Ahki, Kata – (o) W. Havili, (m) Pulu – Talitui, V. Fifita, Halaifonua – H. Fifita, Lousi – Tameifuna (cap.), Ngauamo, Fisi’ihoi.
10 a.m.: Hello you, friends of moments suspended in thought; meditate on the banks of a river in the countryside
This match is a priori not made for you, but you are in spite of it. all welcome. The Irish and the Tongans should engage in a fierce match this Saturday at home. Bordeaux, in Group B of the World Cup, the one who “crosses” with Pool A of the XV of France. The winners of the last Grand Slam brought back a very, very solid team after the beating inflicted on them. Romania (82-8), facing; of the Ikake Tahi (“eagles of the seas”) which they greatly fear. rightly. The resilient Jonathan Sexton could take advantage of this to break the record for points scored by an Irish player, held by Ronan O’Gara (1,074 points against 1,083).
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