From the day he first wore the blue jersey against Ireland in February 2018, everything could have started from there. If he had unleashed his talents in the eyes of all, beating the spirits, then who knows? Perhaps today he will be France’s sixteenth unchanging opener, Matthew Jalibert. But no. For the first election, at just 19 years old, he remained on the field for half an hour against a team in Jonathan Sexton with a serious knee injury. Three years later, against the same Irish teammates for France XV’s second match at the Sixth Nations Tournament on Sunday, February 14, will that man’s have a bad memory in his head?
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This is not the kind of Matthew Jollybert. A twist of fate hinders its path, and it prefers to resume its course as quickly as possible by looking at the horizon rather than the rearview mirror. The horizon is the 2023 World Cup, and until the end of 2020 there will be a double fracture in the jaw, and he wants to make himself indistinguishable from the interchangeable Romain Natamak of the Blues. No need to ask Matthew Jalibert if the role of Understudy is suitable for him. The important thing for him is to offer a credible alternative. He applies himself to it.
A laborious journey
As a kid in New Caledonia, the app has been his trademark since he attended all the training sessions with his military father and rugby player. At the age of six, he began to play with leather. On his return to France, at the age of nine, he compulsorily attended the Bagles-Bordeaux rugby school. He says it very quickly, he wants to be professional. This is not really a cut out. At the end of the third, he measures sixty less than a meter and shows a face. His size does not appeal to the expectations of Talent. and so ? This is more applicable.
He strengthens himself and sharpens the intellect of the game. In a club, he goes through the sections with determination. Blue dubbing is delayed in those under 19 years of age. The course is not the first Roman entourage in the class, it makes for a beautiful day of bluetooth. Starting in the top 14 with Union Bordeaux-Bugles (UBB) in the fall of 2017, Matthew Joliebert was rewarded for his efforts, only to advance himself among the Blues four months later. Thanks to Jack Brunel, the new coach of France XV and former manager of UBB.
First choice, injury. Four months away from the field, a recovery, then a rehabilitation operation, an operation, six months in rehab. This is how we miss the 2019 World Cup, and watch Romain Natamak, Fabian Galti wear a master playing suit for the blues. More reason to apply again.
The excitement of the soloist is transmitted
The comeback is shocking. Matthew Jalibert becomes an important part of UBB. What he likes most: playing obscure soloists. “I need a playful mind that gives me a lot of free genetic control”, He believes Team By the end of 2020. He is creative and proud: “I like to feel dominated by the opponent, the feeling that he can do nothing. “ As he is a lodger and a strong communicator on social networks, he soon becomes imaginative.
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From now on, the mad horse tries to make the most of his excitement in any situation, especially by finding the French team, and his feat is more limited. He knows how to play more on foot, to wait patiently and to set his tempo in the team, he knows the margins of progress. He turned a corner in the fall for the Nations Cup, especially decisive in the final against England.
After the injury of Romain Natamak, he can take the key today with more confidence. But without burning. He was serious against Italy at the start of the tournament. Fabian yielded to Galti’s demands and blocked his aspirations for the DoTodore Group. Proof of intelligence if necessary. Don’t miss the boat this time. If he confirms the pace of his final performance – he will only celebrate his 10th election on Sunday – he promises a beautiful puzzle to Fabian Galti in the future. Or an ultimate aura: two great skills in the opening. Abundance of goods …
Romain Ntamack is available soon
Following a double jaw fracture on December 27, 2020, Romain Tamak will soon return to training with his team-mates from Toulouse Stadium, according to club manager Ugo Mola. So it is impossible to get the opener at the end of the sixth tournament, the Blues’ last two matches on March 13 (against England) and March 20 (against Wales).