France call in Andreu

Date published: February 28 2014

France coach Philippe Saint-André has called up Racing-Métro wing Marc Andreu to replace suspended scrum-half Morgan Parra.

France coach Philippe Saint-André has called up Racing-Métro wing Marc Andreu as a replacement for suspended scrum-half Morgan Parra.

The Clermont scrum-half has been given a two-match ban for a headbutt meaning he will miss next week's clash with Scotland at Murrayfield.

With Maxime Machenaud and Jean-Marc Doussain already in the squad, Saint-André has chosen not to add another scrum-half, instead turning to 28-year-old speedster Andreu, who has 7 caps.

France squad:

Forwards (17): Vincent Debaty (Clermont) Thomas Domingo (Clermont), Yannick Forestier (Castres), Brice Mach (Castres), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing-Métro 92), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Rabah Slimani (Stade Français), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Français), Yoann Maestri (Stade Toulousain), Pascal Papé (Stade Français), Sébastien Vaahamahina (Perpignan), Virgile Bruni (Toulon), Alexandre Lapandry (Clermont), Wenceslas Lauret(Racing-Métro 92), Bernard le Roux (Racing-Métro 92), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Antonie Claassen (Castres)

Backs (13): Jean-Marc Doussain (Stade Toulousain), Maxime Machenaud (Racing-Métro 92), Jules Plisson (Stade Français), Rémi Talès (Stade Français), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Gaël Fickou (Stade Toulousain), Remi Lamerat (Castres), Maxime Mermoz (Toulon), Yoann Huget (Stade Toulousain), Maxime Médard (Toulouse), Hugo Bonneval (Stade Français), Brice Dulin (Castres), Marc Andreu (Racing-Métro 92).

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