In a few days, Fabien Galthié twice invoked “the duty of memory” at a press conference. Each time, he answered questions about the tenure of Romain Ntamack (23 years old; 30 selections). “Duty of memory”: if we rely on the satisfied comments of the staff on the performance of number 10 during the first two tests, the expression does not seem to be the explanation for his retention as holder. Rather, it seems to be a message addressed to the exterior. A kind of call for reflection beyond recent matches, while in this month of November, the French number 10 is sometimes considered to be behind, and his competition with Matthieu Jalibert put back on the carpet.