France call in Diarra for Burban

Date published: February 3 2014

France have called Ibrahim Diarra into their squad that's preparing to face Italy on Sunday, with the flanker replacing Antoine Burban.

France have called in Ibrahim Diarra to their squad that is preparing to face Italy in Paris on Sunday, with the flank replacing the injured Antoine Burban.

Burban is suffering with a hamstring injury and it has been deemed he will not be fit to feature for Les Bleus against the Azzurri this weekend.

Castres back-row forward Diarra, 30, has one cap to his name and has been in excellent form for the Top 14 champions over the past two seasons.