the XV of France deprived of escort to reach Twickenham
By David Reyrat Published 4 minutes ago , Update just now The Blues this Friday…
By David Reyrat
4 minutes ago
Update just now
The Blues this Friday during the captain’s training at Twickenham Stadium. GLYN KIRK / AFP
Without justifying the reason, the English authorities have not, according to our information, allocated a police escort to the bus of the XV of France for its travels this weekend. And if the distance between their hotel, located on the heights of Richmond, and twickenham stadium does not exceed five kilometers, the Blues took, this Friday at the start of the afternoon, 45 minutes to cover them in order to sacrifice the traditional training of the captain. Blame it on heavy traffic. Which will be even more so this Saturday with more than 80,000 supporters expected in the Temple. This does not leave to worry the tricolor staff.
Traditionally, the France team arrives at the stadium 1h30 before kick-off. The Blues will therefore take their precautions this Saturday by leaving earlier to deal with any delay due to the congestion of access to Twickenham. It would not be a question, in fact, of missing the kickoff of the Crunch (5:45 p.m. French time).