Second-row Thibaud Flament and mainstay Cyril Bale, both injured during the XV’s autumn trials in France, resumed collective training with Toulouse on Monday, which will open the Champions Cup against the Irish of Munster on Sunday.
A stroke victim In the Blues’ win over South Africa on November 12 (30-26), Toulouse management said Thibaud Flament (25 years old, 11 caps) was given the medical green light to resume the match.
He was also ruled out of the match against the Springboks because A Nerve hematomaCyril Bale (age 29, 38 caps) has usually been involved in the first session of the week for his club, but it is not yet confirmed that he is playing for Ireland.
Winger or scrum-half Arthur Retier and third-row Selevasio Tolofua will be available, while center three-quarter Pierre-Louis Barassi is set to recover on Tuesday after picking up a concussion in Lyon on Day 11 of the Top 14.
Cross expected next week
Capbreton has returned from rehab and international third-row Francois Kroos, who underwent surgery on his left knee in September, could resume training next week.
Fullback Melvin Jaminet, who suffered an ankle sprain in October and continues to work individually, should be back in contention by the end of the month.
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