Story By: Joseph Golder, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
It has been confirmed that France’s winger Vincent Rattez is out of the Six Nations rugby tournament after breaking his leg so he will not be eligible to face Wales on 22nd February.
Les Bleus are then set to face Scotland on 8th March and Ireland on 14th March, but Rattez will not be part of the lineup due to the long-term injury.
The 27-year-old French winger fractured his fibula in France’s nail-biting victory over Italy (35-22), which saw the “sloppy” Bleus barely able to stop the Italians.
The winger has posted this message on his Instagram account: “The fun is over. Broken fibula, we are closing! Thank you again for all the messages. I wish my friends luck and courage. I’m going to be able to do lots of weights, yippee.”
Rattez has also posted an image on social media showing him after he sustained his injury at the Stade de France in Paris.
He was taken off the pitch in the final stages of the match, requiring some assistance.
France, down to 14 men, then went to the top of the table with their two victories, having beaten England 24-17 on 2nd February.
Rattez, who has played for the city of La Rochelle since 2016, had also scored a try against the English in the fifth minute of the match, setting the tone for Les Bleus’ astounding victory.
Rattez was part of the French squad for the 2017 France rugby union tour of South Africa.
Based on the current figures, he is leaving the Championship in joint second-highest position for try assist maker (2) and he has also made 119 metres and 12 carries in 156 minutes of play.
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