The november window and Los Pumas have already confirmed the squad that will travel to the Old Continent to meet the powers of the continent. The first friendly will be against France on November 6 and from the French country some media already speculate that the coach of his country, Fabien Galthie, could experience a double opening in the match against those led by Mario Ledesma.
This Thursday the French media Midi Olympique announced that for Fabien Galthié and his assistants this possibility is not unreasonable: “we’ve been thinking for a while, but we have to find the right moment to do it, “said the Blues coach.
Romain Ntamack and Matthieu Jalibert are the openings of the moment in France. The former commands the Toulouse backs and the latter those of Begles Bordeaux. They come in a great competition in the selected team and the great level of both puts Galthie at a crossroads when it comes to putting together the initial XV, although the one who has been winning the arm wrestling so far is Ntamack.
Steve Hansen had the same problem at the head of the All Blacks in the last World Cup with the presence of Richie Mo’unga and Beauden Barrett, two players with excellent attributes with the 10. The Kiwi coach chose to set up a double command and bet with Barrett from fullback and opening Mo’unga.
In France it is speculated that Galthie I would do something similar: Jalibert would use the 10 and move Ntamack to center, but on the court they would alternate the power when opening the ball. Another alternative would be to place one on each side of the scrum half in some situations in the game so that Antoine Dupont has more options when deciding the way forward in the next phase.
The Pumas will play on November 6 at 16 (Argentine time) before France at Stade de France. The 13 will visit Italy at 9 (Argentine time) in Treviso and on Sunday 21 will close the November window at 10.15 (Argentine time) against Ireland in Dublin.