2021 France rugby union tour of Australia
Coach(es)Fabien Galthié
Tour captain(s)Anthony Jelonch
Summary
P W D L
Total
03 01 00 02
Test match
03 01 00 02
Opponent
P W D L
 Australia
3 1 0 2
Tour chronology
Previous tourNew Zealand 2018

In July 2021, France played a three-test series against Australia as part of the 2021 July International window.[1] The series was played in a condensed window of 11 days, due to French club commitments and hotel quarantine period for the visitors.[2] This is France's first tour to Australia since 2014 and their first encounter since November 2016.

Fixtures

Date and time Venue Home Score Away
7 July 2021, 20:00 AEST (UTC+10) Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane[a] Australia  23–21  France
13 July 2021, 20:00 AEST (UTC+10) Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne Australia  26–28  France
17 July 2021, AEST (UTC+10) Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Australia  33–30  France

Squads

Note: Ages, caps and clubs are as per 7 July, the first test match of the tour.

France

On 20 June 2021, Galthié named a 42-man squad for France's three-test series against Australia.[4]

Coaching team:

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Gaëtan Barlot Hooker (1997-04-13)13 April 1997 (aged 24) 0 France Castres
Anthony Étrillard Hooker (1993-03-21)21 March 1993 (aged 28) 0 France Toulon
Etienne Fourcade Hooker (1997-04-11)11 April 1997 (aged 24) 0 France Clermont
Demba Bamba Prop (1998-03-17)17 March 1998 (aged 23) 14 France Lyon
Sipili Falatea Prop (1997-06-06)6 June 1997 (aged 24) 0 France Clermont
Enzo Forletta Prop (1997-06-06)6 June 1997 (aged 24) 0 France Montpellier
Jean-Baptiste Gros Prop (1999-05-29)29 May 1999 (aged 22) 9 France Toulon
Wilfrid Hounkpatin Prop (1991-07-29)29 July 1991 (aged 29) 0 France Castres
Quentin Walcker Prop (1996-02-21)21 February 1996 (aged 25) 0 France Perpignan
Pierre-Henri Azagoh Lock (1998-05-27)27 May 1998 (aged 23) 0 France Stade Français
Cyril Cazeaux Lock (1995-02-10)10 February 1995 (aged 26) 2 France Bordeaux
Kilian Geraci Lock (1999-03-25)25 March 1999 (aged 22) 2 France Lyon
Romain Taofifénua Lock (1990-09-14)14 September 1990 (aged 30) 25 France Toulon
Florent Vanverberghe Lock (2000-07-22)22 July 2000 (aged 20) 0 France Castres
Alexandre Bécognée Back row (1996-09-03)3 September 1996 (aged 24) 0 France Montpellier
Dylan Cretin Back row (1997-05-04)4 May 1997 (aged 24) 10 France Lyon
Ibrahim Diallo Back row (1998-01-23)23 January 1998 (aged 23) 0 France Racing 92
Alexandre Fischer Back row (1998-01-19)19 January 1998 (aged 23) 0 France Clermont
Anthony Jelonch (c) Back row (1996-07-28)28 July 1996 (aged 24) 8 France Castres
Sekou Macalou Back row (1995-04-20)20 April 1995 (aged 26) 4 France Stade Français
Baptiste Pesenti Back row (1997-07-03)3 July 1997 (aged 24) 2 France Pau
Patrick Sobela Back row (1992-08-12)12 August 1992 (aged 28) 0 France Lyon
Cameron Woki Back row (1998-11-07)7 November 1998 (aged 22) 5 France Bordeaux
Baptiste Couilloud Scrum-half (1997-07-22)22 July 1997 (aged 23) 5 France Lyon
Teddy Iribaren Scrum-half (1990-09-25)25 September 1990 (aged 30) 0 France Racing 92
Clovis Le Bail Scrum-half (1995-11-20)20 November 1995 (aged 25) 0 France Pau
Louis Carbonel Fly-half (1999-02-04)4 February 1999 (aged 22) 3 France Toulon
Antoine Hastoy Fly-half (1997-06-04)4 June 1997 (aged 24) 0 France Pau
Joris Segonds Fly-half (1997-04-06)6 April 1997 (aged 24) 0 France Stade Français
Pierre-Louis Barassi Centre (1998-04-22)22 April 1998 (aged 23) 2 France Lyon
Jonathan Danty Centre (1992-10-07)7 October 1992 (aged 28) 6 France Stade Français
Julien Hériteau Centre (1994-01-12)12 January 1994 (aged 27) 0 France Toulon
Tani Vili Centre (2000-10-31)31 October 2000 (aged 20) 0 France Clermont
Arthur Vincent Centre (1999-09-30)30 September 1999 (aged 21) 11 France Montpellier
Gervais Cordin Wing (1998-12-10)10 December 1998 (aged 22) 0 France Toulon
Damian Penaud Wing (1996-09-25)25 September 1996 (aged 24) 22 France Clermont
Alivereti Raka Wing (1994-12-09)9 December 1994 (aged 26) 5 France Clermont
Teddy Thomas Wing (1993-09-18)18 September 1993 (aged 27) 27 France Racing 92
Gabin Villière Wing (1995-12-13)13 December 1995 (aged 25) 4 France Toulon
Anthony Bouthier Fullback (1992-06-19)19 June 1992 (aged 29) 6 France Montpellier
Romain Buros Fullback (1997-07-31)31 July 1997 (aged 23) 0 France Bordeaux
Melvyn Jaminet Fullback (1999-06-30)30 June 1999 (aged 22) 0 France Perpignan

Australia

A 38-man Wallabies squad was named for the 2021 series against France on 13 June 2021.[5]

Coaching team:

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Feleti Kaitu'u Hooker (1994-12-30)30 December 1994 (aged 26) 0 Force
Lachlan Lonergan Hooker (1999-10-11)11 October 1999 (aged 21) 0 Brumbies
Brandon Paenga-Amosa Hooker (1995-12-25)25 December 1995 (aged 25) 9 Reds
Allan Alaalatoa Prop (1994-01-28)28 January 1994 (aged 27) 43 Brumbies
Angus Bell Prop (2000-04-10)10 April 2000 (aged 21) 3 Waratahs
Pone Fa'amausili Prop (1997-02-26)26 February 1997 (aged 24) 0 Rebels
Scott Sio Prop (1991-10-16)16 October 1991 (aged 29) 68 Brumbies
James Slipper Prop (1989-06-06)6 June 1989 (aged 32) 100 Brumbies
Taniela Tupou Prop (1996-05-10)10 May 1996 (aged 25) 25 Reds
Matt Philip Lock (1994-03-07)7 March 1994 (aged 27) 9 Unattached
Lukhan Salakaia-Loto Lock (1996-09-19)19 September 1996 (aged 24) 25 Reds
Darcy Swain Lock (1997-07-05)5 July 1997 (aged 24) 0 Brumbies
Sitaleki Timani Lock (1986-09-19)19 September 1986 (aged 34) 18 Force
Michael Hooper (c) Back row (1991-10-29)29 October 1991 (aged 29) 105 Japan Toyota Verblitz
Rob Leota Back row (1997-03-03)3 March 1997 (aged 24) 0 Rebels
Fraser McReight Back row (1999-02-19)19 February 1999 (aged 22) 1 Reds
Isi Naisarani Back row (1995-02-14)14 February 1995 (aged 26) 8 Rebels
Lachlan Swinton Back row (1997-01-16)16 January 1997 (aged 24) 1 Waratahs
Rob Valetini Back row (1998-09-03)3 September 1998 (aged 22) 4 Brumbies
Michael Wells Back row (1993-05-03)3 May 1993 (aged 28) 0 Rebels
Harry Wilson Back row (1999-11-22)22 November 1999 (aged 21) 6 Reds
Jake Gordon Scrum-half (1993-06-07)7 June 1993 (aged 28) 5 Waratahs
Tate McDermott Scrum-half (1998-09-18)18 September 1998 (aged 22) 2 Reds
Nic White Scrum-half (1990-06-13)13 June 1990 (aged 31) 37 Brumbies
Noah Lolesio Fly-half (1999-12-18)18 December 1999 (aged 21) 2 Brumbies
James O'Connor Fly-half (1990-07-05)5 July 1990 (aged 31) 55 Reds
Matt Toomua Fly-half (1990-01-02)2 January 1990 (aged 31) 54 Rebels
Lalakai Foketi Centre (1994-12-22)22 December 1994 (aged 26) 0 Waratahs
Reece Hodge Centre (1994-08-26)26 August 1994 (aged 26) 45 Rebels
Len Ikitau Centre (1998-10-01)1 October 1998 (aged 22) 0 Brumbies
Hunter Paisami Centre (1998-04-10)10 April 1998 (aged 23) 6 Reds
Izaia Perese Centre (1997-05-17)17 May 1997 (aged 24) 0 Waratahs
Filipo Daugunu Wing (1995-04-03)3 April 1995 (aged 26) 5 Reds
Andrew Kellaway Wing (1995-10-12)12 October 1995 (aged 25) 0 Rebels
Marika Koroibete Wing (1992-07-26)26 July 1992 (aged 28) 34 Rebels
Andy Muirhead Wing (1993-03-08)8 March 1993 (aged 28) 0 Brumbies
Tom Wright Wing (1997-07-21)21 July 1997 (aged 23) 3 Brumbies
Tom Banks Fullback (1994-06-18)18 June 1994 (aged 27) 11 Brumbies

Matches

First test

7 July 2021
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  23–21  France
Try: Paenga-Amosa 34' c
Hooper 71' c
Con: Lolesio (2/2) 36', 71'
Pen: Lolesio (3/3) 44', 60', 80+4'
Report Try: Villière (2) 6' m, 22' c
Con: Carbonel (1/2) 24'
Pen: Carbonel (2/2) 19', 52'
Jaminet (1/1) 62'
FB 15 Tom Banks
RW 14 Tom Wright downward-facing red arrow 68'
OC 13 Hunter Paisami
IC 12 Matt Toomua
LW 11 Marika Koroibete
FH 10 Noah Lolesio
SH 9 Jake Gordon downward-facing red arrow 60'
N8 8 Harry Wilson downward-facing red arrow 72'
BF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
OF 6 Rob Valetini
RL 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
LL 4 Matt Philip downward-facing red arrow 55'
TP 3 Allan Alaalatoa downward-facing red arrow 52'
HK 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa downward-facing red arrow 60'
LP 1 James Slipper downward-facing red arrow 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Lachlan Lonergan upward-facing green arrow 60'
PR 17 Angus Bell upward-facing green arrow 63'
PR 18 Taniela Tupou upward-facing green arrow 52'
LK 19 Darcy Swain upward-facing green arrow 55'
N8 20 Isi Naisarani upward-facing green arrow 72'
SH 21 Tate McDermott upward-facing green arrow 60'
CE 22 Len Ikitau
WG 23 Andrew Kellaway upward-facing green arrow 68'
Coach:
New Zealand Dave Rennie
FB 15 Melvyn Jaminet
RW 14 Damian Penaud
OC 13 Arthur Vincent
IC 12 Jonathan Danty
LW 11 Gabin Villière
FH 10 Louis Carbonel
SH 9 Baptiste Couilloud downward-facing red arrow 70'
N8 8 Sekou Macalou downward-facing red arrow 54'
OF 7 Anthony Jelonch (c)
BF 6 Dylan Cretin
RL 5 Romain Taofifénua downward-facing red arrow 52'
LL 4 Kilian Geraci downward-facing red arrow 58'
TP 3 Demba Bamba downward-facing red arrow 52'
HK 2 Gaëtan Barlot downward-facing red arrow 60'
LP 1 Jean-Baptiste Gros downward-facing red arrow 60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Anthony Étrillard upward-facing green arrow 60'
PR 17 Quentin Walcker upward-facing green arrow 60'
PR 18 Sipili Falatea upward-facing green arrow 52'
FL 19 Baptiste Pesenti upward-facing green arrow 52'
LK 20 Cyril Cazeaux upward-facing green arrow 58'
FL 21 Cameron Woki upward-facing green arrow 54'
SH 22 Teddy Iribaren upward-facing green arrow 70'
FB 23 Anthony Bouthier
Coach:
France Fabien Galthié

Assistant referees:
Nic Berry (Australia)
Damon Murphy (Australia)
Television match official:
James Doleman (New Zealand)

Notes:

Second test

13 July 2021
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  26–28  France
Try: Gordon 38' c
Hooper 71' c
Con: Lolesio (2/2) 40', 72'
Pen: Lolesio (4/4) 17', 26', 46', 75'
Report Try: Penaud 22' c
Con: Jaminet (1/1) 23'
Pen: Jaminet (7/7) 2', 10', 35', 51', 56', 63', 78'
AAMI Stadium, Melbourne[1]
Attendance: 20,113
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
FB 15 Tom Banks
RW 14 Tom Wright downward-facing red arrow 56'
OC 13 Hunter Paisami downward-facing red arrow 72'
IC 12 Matt Toomua downward-facing red arrow 67' upward-facing green arrow 72'
LW 11 Marika Koroibete
FH 10 Noah Lolesio
SH 9 Jake Gordon downward-facing red arrow 56'
N8 8 Harry Wilson
BF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
OF 6 Rob Valetini
RL 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
LL 4 Matt Philip downward-facing red arrow 63'
TP 3 Taniela Tupou downward-facing red arrow 51'
HK 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa downward-facing red arrow 67'
LP 1 James Slipper downward-facing red arrow 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Lachlan Lonergan upward-facing green arrow 67'
PR 17 Angus Bell upward-facing green arrow 63'
PR 18 Allan Alaalatoa upward-facing green arrow 51'
LK 19 Darcy Swain upward-facing green arrow 63'
N8 20 Isi Naisarani upward-facing green arrow 63'
SH 21 Tate McDermott upward-facing green arrow 56'
CE 22 Len Ikitau upward-facing green arrow 67'
WG 23 Andrew Kellaway upward-facing green arrow 56'
Coach:
New Zealand Dave Rennie
FB 15 Melvyn Jaminet
RW 14 Damian Penaud
OC 13 Arthur Vincent
IC 12 Jonathan Danty
LW 11 Gabin Villière
FH 10 Louis Carbonel
SH 9 Baptiste Couilloud downward-facing red arrow 78'
N8 8 Anthony Jelonch (c)
OF 7 Cameron Woki
BF 6 Ibrahim Diallo downward-facing red arrow 67'
RL 5 Cyril Cazeaux downward-facing red arrow 51'
LL 4 Pierre-Henri Azagoh downward-facing red arrow 63'
TP 3 Wilfrid Hounkpatin downward-facing red arrow 51'
HK 2 Gaëtan Barlot downward-facing red arrow 67'
LP 1 Jean-Baptiste Gros downward-facing red arrow 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Anthony Étrillard upward-facing green arrow 67'
PR 17 Enzo Forletta upward-facing green arrow 63'
PR 18 Demba Bamba upward-facing green arrow 51'
LK 19 Kilian Geraci upward-facing green arrow 63' downward-facing red arrow 72'
LK 20 Romain Taofifénua upward-facing green arrow 51'
FL 21 Sekou Macalou upward-facing green arrow 67'
SH 22 Teddy Iribaren upward-facing green arrow 78'
FB 23 Anthony Bouthier upward-facing green arrow 72'
Coach:
France Fabien Galthié

Assistant referees:
Nic Berry (Australia)
Damon Murphy (Australia)
Television match official:
Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)

Notes:

Third test

17 July 2021
20:00 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia  33–30  France
Try: McDermott 11' c
Lolesio 20' c
Tupou 51' c
Con: Lolesio (3/3) 12', 21', 53'
Pen: Lolesio (4/5) 26', 40', 73', 79'
Report Try: Couilloud 8' c
Woki 36' c
Barassi 47' c
Con: Jaminet (3/3) 9', 37', 48'
Pen: Jaminet (3/4) 4', 14', 75'
Lang Park, Brisbane[1]
Attendance: 34,170
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
FB 15 Tom Banks
RW 14 Filipo Daugunu downward-facing red arrow 2'
OC 13 Len Ikitau
IC 12 Hunter Paisami downward-facing red arrow 78'
LW 11 Marika Koroibete Red card 5'
FH 10 Noah Lolesio
SH 9 Tate McDermott downward-facing red arrow 73'
N8 8 Isi Naisarani downward-facing red arrow 71'
BF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
OF 6 Lachlan Swinton downward-facing red arrow 55'
RL 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
LL 4 Darcy Swain
TP 3 Allan Alaalatoa downward-facing red arrow 47'
HK 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa downward-facing red arrow 75'
LP 1 James Slipper downward-facing red arrow 47'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jordan Uelese upward-facing green arrow 75'
PR 17 Angus Bell upward-facing green arrow 47'
PR 18 Taniela Tupou upward-facing green arrow 47'
LK 19 Matt Philip upward-facing green arrow 71'
FL 20 Rob Valetini upward-facing green arrow 55'
SH 21 Jake Gordon upward-facing green arrow 73'
CE 22 Matt Toomua upward-facing green arrow 78'
FB 23 Reece Hodge upward-facing green arrow 2'
Coach:
New Zealand Dave Rennie
FB 15 Melvyn Jaminet
RW 14 Damian Penaud
OC 13 Pierre-Louis Barassi
IC 12 Arthur Vincent
LW 11 Teddy Thomas downward-facing red arrow 59'
FH 10 Antoine Hastoy downward-facing red arrow 67'
SH 9 Baptiste Couilloud
N8 8 Anthony Jelonch (c) downward-facing red arrow 5' upward-facing green arrow 17'
OF 7 Cameron Woki
BF 6 Dylan Cretin downward-facing red arrow 62'
RL 5 Romain Taofifénua downward-facing red arrow 63'
LL 4 Pierre-Henri Azagoh
TP 3 Sipili Falatea downward-facing red arrow 47'
HK 2 Gaëtan Barlot downward-facing red arrow 59'
LP 1 Enzo Forletta downward-facing red arrow 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Anthony Étrillard upward-facing green arrow 59'
PR 17 Quentin Walcker upward-facing green arrow 62'
PR 18 Demba Bamba upward-facing green arrow 47'
FL 19 Baptiste Pesenti upward-facing green arrow 63'
FL 20 Alexandre Bécognée upward-facing green arrow 5' downward-facing red arrow 17' upward-facing green arrow 62'
SH 21 Teddy Iribaren
FB 22 Anthony Bouthier upward-facing green arrow 67'
CE 23 Julien Hériteau upward-facing green arrow 59'
Coach:
France Fabien Galthié

Assistant referees:
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Notes:


See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Wallabies announce three-Test series with France". rugby.com.au. 6 May 2021. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  2. ^ Wallabies to host France in condensed biosecure Test series
  3. ^ a b "v". Rugby AU. 27 June 2021. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  4. ^ Le groupe pour l’Australie
  5. ^ "Wallabies announce 38-man squad for France". Rugby.com.au. 13 June 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021.

Notes

  1. ^ Relocated to Suncorp from the Sydney Cricket Ground following new lockdown measures in Sydney.[3]
  2. ^ Relocated to Suncorp from the Sydney Cricket Ground following new lockdown measures in Sydney.[3]
  3. ^ Swapped appointments with Paul Williams (Samoa v Tonga) after travel restrictions changed between Australia and New Zealand and Williams was unable to travel to Australia.