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Cameron Vokey ahead of France-Australia: “Second row?  The state I came to love”

Cameron Vokey ahead of France-Australia: “Second row? The state I came to love”

Australia, a “grand challenge”

“It’s a warm-up on this tour. It’s a chance to tour there (By July 2021), it was a very difficult journey. We’ve never had more wins against them in our history, so it’s going to be a big game, not to be overlooked, a lot of fighting, very tall forwards, very strong forwards and three quarters breaking this ability. . If it was too tight in the house two years ago, I think it will be the same (Saturday night).

We have a different position from the 2021 summer tour, but we have to respect our opponents and be humble in the face of a great nation. See you again in Scotland (Wallabies win 15-16 on Saturday), between 60 and 80, this is a team that sets a lot of pace and doesn’t let up late in the match. Pay attention to the end. Even in penalties at 20 meters they often go for a penalty, so we have to be aware of that. It’s a big challenge, especially in terms of physical involvement, which we’ve emphasized quite a bit this week. »

In his passage to the second line

“I’m happy in this position, which I’ve learned to love. I started playing precisely in Australia, I’m taking my marks as I go, I love this position. I don’t ask any questions between the two posts. (3rd line with wing). Rather than Scrum, this fear of change was more about the sequence of tasks behind a Scrum. I got my bearings pretty easily in melee, but couldn’t chain tasks and I was afraid I’d give up a lot of juice in melee. Physically and mentally, I worked on it to better manage the lineup. »

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His move to Racing 92 and his start to the season

(Laconic) I can always improve. As I adapt to my new club, it will come. I ask you to be patient, that’s all. (Restarted when he changed clubs a year out from the World Cup) It’s my choice, my decision. I was tempted to change clubs. Excellence on the pitch suits me. It has nothing to do with my club change, I have to do better. »