Jalibert outside France, Six Nations decision maker

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Jalibert outside France, Six Nations decision maker


Half-flyer Matthieu Jalibert will miss France’s Six Nations decider against Scotland after sustaining a jaw injury in the epic 32-30 win over Wales.

He will be replaced in the workforce by Louis Carbonel, the French Rugby Federation announced on Sunday.

Jalibert’s starting place against Scotland is set to go to Romain Ntamack, who did well replacing Jalibert against Wales on Saturday, with Carbonel on the bench as a replacement at the Stade de France on Friday.

France still have a chance to propel Wales to the title after denying visitors a 13th Grand Slam record in a thrilling game, which France won with an injury try from full-back Brice Dulin.

To win a first Six Nations title in 11 years, France need another bonus points victory and must hope to score enough to beat Wales on the points difference.

The 22-year-old Carbonel, who has three test caps, is no stranger to high-pressure matches as the last player of the French Under-20 World Champion teams.

Carbonel threw the winning penalty 15 minutes to go to give France a 24-23 victory over Australia in the 2019 Under-20 World Final, a year after playing at home scoring 23 points in of the 2018 final against England.

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