LIVESTREAM France: Nice Dauphins @ Marseilles Blue Stars, April 9, 13:00 CET (1 pm, 7 am EDT)

The Marseilles Blue Stars (5-0) will be looking to keep their unbeaten record intact when they play host to the Nice Dauphins (3-2) as the French D1 Elite Championship league heads into the home stretch of the 2023 season.

This is the first of two meetings between the two teams this year. They face each other again on April 29 in Nice.

The Blue Stars have looked formidable in their first five games. They downed the Catalans Grizzlys 26-14 to open the season and then handed the Aix Argonautes a 36-0 shellacking before whipping the Grenoble Centaures 40-9. They then added two straight shut outs beating the Toulouse Ours 27-0 and the Aix Argonautes 7-0. The Dauphins opened their year with a 36-3 shellacking of the Centaures before losing to the Grizzlys 20-15 but then beat Toulouse 13-6 and the Argonautes 24-7. However, they could not get by the Grizzlys in the second encounter losing again, this time by a score of 10-6.

The Blue Stars defense has been a key factor. They have allowed a mere 4.5 points a game, by far the best in the league.

Blue Stars quarterback Chase Andries has looked impressive and has receivers Vincent Monteiro and Pedro Pires Da Rosa Fernandes as his key targets. Running back Emmanuel Ntoutoume-Etoughe gives Marseilles a solid ground game.

The Dauphins have returned to France’s top division for the first time in six seasons and are led by national team quarterback Sullivan Silverio and linebacker Benjamin Touati who heads up a defense that is also fairly stingy having given up only 9.2 points a game.

Watch the game live here. Nice Dauphins @ Marseilles Blue Stars, April 9, 13:00 CET (1 pm, 7 am EDT)


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