Castres with their own prop problems

Date published: November 5 2014

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Toulon may have threatened to forfeit their game at Castres on Saturday but their opponents are just as stretched in the front row.

Toulon may have threatened to forfeit their game at Castres on Saturday but their opponents are just as stretched in the front row.

Last year’s Top 14 runners-up will be forced to play two academy props in their matchday squad against Bernard Laporte’s side because of injuries and international call-ups.

Karena Wihongi and Yannick Forestier have missed virtually the entire season so far because of injury, and will again be missing at Pierre Antoine.

That problem is exacerbated with the absence of Ramiro Herrera, Paea Fa’anunu and Mihaita Lazar on international duty, leaving Saimone Taumoepeau and Yohan Mont

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