France call for Ducalcon, Debaty

Date published: February 13 2014

France have called up props Luc Ducalcon and Vincent Debaty to their 30-man squad ahead of facing Wales next weekend.

France have called up props Luc Ducalcon and Vincent Debaty to their 30-man squad ahead of facing Wales next weekend.

Both players join the group following the suspension of Stade Français prop Rabah Slimani for two weeks, after he was shown a red card against Italy.

Flanker Bernard Le Roux has also dropped out of the France squad after sustaining a concussion during the 30-10 win over Italy.

Ducalcon has featured for les Bleus since last year's tour to New Zealand, with Debaty appearing against Tonga last November.

France are two from two but will face Wales in Cardiff for their first away match of this year's championship.

France squad

Forwards: Thomas Domingo (Clermont), Yannick Forestier (Castres), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing-Metro), Vincent Debaty (Clermont), Luc Ducalcon (Racing-Metro), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Francais), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Pascal Pape (Stade Francais), Sebastien Vahaamahina (Perpignan), Virgile Bruni (Toulon), Ibrahim Diarra (Castres), Alexandre Lapandry (Clermont), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse)

Backs: Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Maxime Machenaud (Racing-Metro), Jules Plisson (Stade Francais), Rémi Talès (Castres), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Gael Fickou (Toulouse), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Maxime Mermoz (Toulon), Marc Andreu (Racing-Metro), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Maxime Medard (Toulouse), Hugo Bonneval (Stade Francais), Brice Dulin (Castres)

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