France coach Philippe Saint-AndrÃ© has named a 30-man squad ahead of their clash against Wales in Round Three.
France coach Philippe Saint-AndrÃ© has named a 30-man squad to prepare for their clash against Wales in Round Three of the Six Nations.
Clermont loose forward Alexandre Lapandry is added to the group while fly-half RÃ©mi TalÃ¨s returns from injury at the expense of FranÃ§ois Trinh-Duc.
Montpellier playmaker Trinh-Duc was a late addition to squad ahead of the first game against England after TalÃ¨s was forced to withdraw.
The biggest absentee is Clermont's Morgan Parra, who is ignored despite scoring 25 points against Stade FranÃ§ais over the weekend while incumbent scrum-half Jean-Marc Doussain has been disappointing.
24-year-old Lapandry has been in sterling form for Clermont. He last won a Test cap in Argentina in June 2012
Stade FranÃ§ais pop Rabah Slimani's place in the group is under threat having been shown a red card against Italy. It remains to be seen if he will face further sanction.
Castres full-back Geoffrey Palis has been dropped without having played a game.
Forwards: Thomas Domingo (Clermont), Yannick Forestier (Castres), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing-MÃ©tro 92), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Rabah Slimani (Stade FranÃ§ais), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade FranÃ§ais), Yoann Maestri (Stade Toulousain), Pascal PapÃ© (Stade FranÃ§ais), SÃ©bastien Vaahamahina (Perpignan), Virgile Bruni (Toulon), Ibrahim Diarra (Castres), Alexandre Lapandry (Clermont), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-MÃ©tro 92), Yannick Nyanga (Stade Toulousain), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Louis Picamoles (Stade Toulousain)
Backs: Jean-Marc Doussain (Stade Toulousain), Maxime Machenaud (Racing-MÃ©tro 92), Jules Plisson (Stade FranÃ§ais), RÃ©mi TalÃ¨s (Stade FranÃ§ais), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), GaÃ«l Fickou (Stade Toulousain), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Yoann Huget (Stade Toulousain), Maxime MÃ©dard (Toulouse), Hugo Bonneval (Stade FranÃ§ais), Brice Dulin (Castres).