Bernard Laporte has reportedly asked for an exemption that would allow Paris’ Stade de France to welcome 55,000 fans for the rescheduled Six Nations match against Ireland on October 31.
The country is currently imposing a ban on events featuring more than 5,000 people is currently set to run until October 30 – the day before the Six Nations match.
The president of the French Rugby Federation has revealed that a request has been made to accommodate 55,000 fans for the Six Nations clash at the end of the month, as well as France’s planned warm-up match against Wales on October 24.
“We are waiting for the answer but we think we can have it today. We have this first optimistic scenario, but our treasurer has planned another with a gauge of 5,000 fans. One thing is certain – the matches will be played.”
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15. Max Malins (Bristol Bears) – Beat a couple of defenders and will only get better, although he may see more time at 10 when Charles Piutau returns.
14. Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath Rugby) – The speedster, as he had promised in the build-up, was clearly determined to show the England coaching contingent he has not lost the X-factor which earned him World Cup squad selection in Japan last year.
Look at that finish from Ruaridh McConnochie!— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) August 22, 2020
With Eddie Jones smiling on from the stands, the @bathrugby winger shows what he’s all about 💥
Brilliant strength to swat defenders away and reach the try line!#RugbyRestart pic.twitter.com/RDeSFrx4c8
11. Olly Woodburn (Exeter Chiefs) – Normally finishing off tries but Woodburn turned provider on Friday against Sale, setting up tries for Sam Simmonds and Stuart Hogg.
13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs): His absolutely brilliant no look inside pass set up Sam Simmonds opening try. Different gravy.
No time wasted 😤@ExeterChiefs cross the try line after 95 seconds and it Sam Simmonds with the finish!— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) August 21, 2020
Henry Slade’s skip pass made this one, wait for the replay 😍#RugbyRestart pic.twitter.com/Rn4Rp76cSp
12: Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks) – The powerhouse ran rampant over arguably the most physical side in the Gallagher Premiership over the last five years in Exeter Chiefs. Faded as the game went on but there were some positive signs.
“Give that man a platform, he will give you the gain line!”— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) August 21, 2020
This is what you get from Manu Tuilagi 💥
One, two, three, four defenders trying to stop him, loads of room Tom Curry to sneak over and hit back for @SaleSharksRugby!#RugbyRestart pic.twitter.com/HlXjaNxaZp