XV in France. Antoine Hastoy: “We work in a test chamber to adapt to the Japanese climate”

Antoine Hastoy devrait jouer son premier match avec les Bleus depuis la tournée en Australie.
Antoine Hastoy will play his first match against the Blues since last summer’s tour of Australia. (© Icon Sport)

In XV in France The Brave Blossoms left for Japan on Wednesday for a summer tour of twice against them (July 2 and 9). After completion at 10 p.m.E Ranked in the Top 14 with പാവു And before joining La Rochelle This summer, the first half Antoine Hastoy (25 years old) Returned to blue. Present on last summer’s tour Australia, He will try to land 2E International Cape. Earlier, on Saturday, June 25, he spoke about the preparations for the tour, including the Japanese team and the tricolor-ranked Kovid-19 cases.

Act: What image do you have about the Japan team?

Antoine Hastoy: We all remember the two World Cups. In 2015, Japan won against South Africa. In 2019 they fell to Ireland and Scotland. We know this is a team that gives a lot of movement and speed. We can not wait to meet them.

We try our best to expand our range of Kovid-19.

Antoine HastoyHalf of the XV of France and Pau opens

Do you think the humidity in Japan will affect the way you play? What are you going to do to fix it?

AH: From the beginning of the rally in Marcosys, we began to adapt to this by implementing exercises in an environmental chamber (a test room that allows for varying training in altitude, temperature, and humidity). It was nice and warm enough to adapt to the local climate. When we arrived, we actually experienced this heat and this humidity, as did the trained team. These weather conditions inevitably have an impact, but we still have a week to adapt to them.

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Aren’t the Kovid-19 cases in the labor force bothering you?

AH: Unfortunately, we’m familiar with it. The same was true of the tour of Australia last summer. We have been living with it for over two years. We do our best to prevent the spread of the virus in our range.

Japanese fans are eagerly waiting for you. How excited have you been since your arrival?

AH: We saw this excitement as soon as we landed at the airport. As far as we know, the filling of the stadiums is very advanced. Planned with Japanese television is also excellent. We can not wait to play these games.

The French team has strong competition at the opening, with Ntamak, Jalibert and Carbonel. Do you think this tour will be crucial for you?

AH: Whenever the staff calls me, I try to participate in competitions and training. To be the best, the 10 must come together in a community as soon as possible. I stick to it and if I get a chance to play, I will give my best.

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How is the integration of non-capped players going on this tour of Japan?

AH: Everything is going well and we are having a good time together. There are a few onboarding rituals going on during the week, but you can feel comfortable.

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