He missed the entire first season due to his participation in the World Cup with Portugal, and Joris Moura returns to the group to welcome Provence, and he will start. However, he will be with the number 15 at the back, and the number 10 will once again be entrusted to Lucas Meret.
Indisputable and almost indestructible last season in the national championship, Moura, one of the greatest architects of the title and rise, is having a mixed start to this season.
“Lucas (Merritt) feels good.”
Summoned to participate in the biggest event on the planet Oval, the latter is now forced by force of circumstances to regain his place in fifteenth place, and not necessarily in the position he previously occupied. “We had to get him back into things, get him involved,” his coach Fabian Fortassin explained on Thursday, also explaining that “it was difficult to integrate him immediately into the opener because he didn’t have the time yet.” “Taking ownership of the system,” says his coach, while “Lucas (Merret) feels good.”
The latter is the most used player (548 minutes played, editor’s note), and the player who has scored the most points (79) since the start of the season. Not the easiest client to remove.
“But Joris’ qualities in the kicking game, as well as his counter-attacking ability and rugby IQ, will help us in this game. Putting him at number 15 will allow him to contribute to the team without changing too much of the core of our game,” Fortassin explained.
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