France’s Penaud a doubt for England Six Nations opener
France winger Damian Penaud is an injury doubt for this weekend’s Six Nations game with England, team manager Raphael Ibanez said on Saturday
Paris, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 1st Feb, 2020 ) :France winger Damian Penaud is an injury doubt for this weekend’s Six Nations game with England, team manager Raphael Ibanez said on Saturday.
“We hope the results won’t be too significant,” he added.
Amor, 40, who replaced Australian Scott Wisemantel after the Rugby World Cup final defeat last year, will see his side line up against the likes of Penaud and in-form Virimi Vakatawa and Teddy Thomas.
“Certainly we’re well aware of the wonderful threats that the French backline possesses, particularly in broken field play,” Amor said.
“If we give them space we know how dangerous and capable they are. It’s really important that we don’t give them that space, that we maintain a real tight composure around them,” he added.
The Racing 92 midfielder has crossed seven times in 10 games for his club this season in his third campaign back in the longer format of the game.
“He was phenomenal for the French sevens team and was a constant threat. To see the progress and the transition he has made and to take that attacking threat into the 15-a-side game has been excellent,” Amor said.
“He is a danger man and is playing well at the moment as well. We’re well aware of that. We have some great players ourselves. We think we’re able to contain him,” he added.