Wales hope for an Ntamack repeat
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.