Wales hope for an Nta­mack re­peat

The Rugby Paper - - European Challenge Cup -

TEENAGED fly-halves in the Six Na­tions are al­most as rare as Ital­ian Grand Slams. There hadn’t been any un­til France picked Matthieu Jal­ib­ert this time last year only for the new boy to suf­fer a se­ri­ous knee in­jury less than half an hour into his de­but against Ire­land. He is still re­cov­er­ing.

Un­daunted, the French have now picked an­other 19-yearold play­maker, Ro­main Nta­mack, son of Emile. Should he be thrown in at the deep end against Wales in Paris on Fri­day, the vis­i­tors will have ev­ery chance of com­plet­ing a fam­ily dou­ble.

Nta­mack, se­nior, also made his de­but against Wales, in a lost Five Na­tions cause at Cardiff Arms Park a quar­ter of a cen­tury ago.

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