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Emmanuel Meafou during the final of the Top 14 won by Toulouse against La Rochelle. Federico Pestellini / PANORAMIC
The powerful second line of Toulouse, affected in the plantar aponeurosis, should be absent eight weeks. While waiting to know if he can be eligible for France, he should miss the preparation for the World Cup.
A blow for Emmanuel Meafou and the staff of the XV of France before the World Cup in France (September 8-October 28). The mive second-line of Toulouse, of Australian origin, was injured during the final of the Top 14 won on Saturday evening against La Rochelle. According to information from The Teamhe should be out two months after being hit in the plantar fascia against the Maritimes.
The Toulousain has long been in the small papers of Fabien Galthié and his istants, who are still awaiting a waiver from World Rugby for him to be eligible for the France team. But the Blues have not lost hope of summoning himas Fabien Galthié has said and repeated. “We are still awaiting news from World Rugby and a decision, explained Galthié in early June. A lawyer from the FFR and his lawyer took all possible and necessary steps, we again made a follow-up at the start of the week. We wait. In our mind, it’s clear, we want to capture it.
The FFR awaits the exemption from World Rugby
Emmanuel Meafou was eligible for a month with the XV of France, in December 2021. However, the eligibility rules (5 years of residence) changed during this period, and the Stade Toulousain player had already lived the requested three years until then. The staff of the XV of France is counting on a derogation to be able to select the second line of 24 years during the preparation matches. This Wednesday, the coach of the Blues will reveal his expanded group of 42 players to prepare for the World Cup. A preparation in which Meafou should therefore not be able to participate…