France have been dealt another injury blow with the news that fly-half RÃ©mi TalÃ¨s has been ruled out of their opener against England.
France have been dealt yet another injury blow with the news that fly-half RÃ©mi TalÃ¨s has been ruled out of the opening match against England next weekend.
Castres playermaker TalÃ¨s has not recovered from a biceps injury suffered against Leinster in the Heineken Cup a fortnight ago.
As result, coach Philippe Saint-AndrÃ© has recalled Montpellier fly-half FranÃ§ois Trinh-Duc, who was not part of the initial 30-man training squad named a three weeks ago.
TalÃ¨s started France's last five Tests in the number ten jersey and Saint-AndrÃ© must now choose between Trinh-Duc – who has been out of the squad for a year – uncapped Stade FranÃ§ais pivot Jules Plisson and Toulouse scrum-half Jean-Marc Doussain.
In further bad news for les Bleus, Clermont full-back Jean-Marcellin Buttin has also been ruled out after suffering an injury in Saturday's defeat to Bayonne.
Buttin was not part of the 23-man group that was withheld from Top 14 competition this weekend and his place in the 30-man squad that will regroup on Sunday has been taken by Racing-MÃ©tro wing Marc Andreu.
“Francois Trinh-Duc comes back for us. That is it goes in the French team -injuries and replacements,” said Saint-AndrÃ©, whose side host at the Stade de France on Saturday.
” RÃ©mi will go and recover and we hope to see him back on the pitch very soon.”
Forwards: Thomas Domingo (Clermont), Yannick Forestier (Castres), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing-MÃ©tro), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Rabah Slimani (Stade FranÃ§ais), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade FranÃ§ais), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Pascal PapÃ© (Stade FranÃ§ais), SÃ©bastien Vahaamahina (Perpignan), Virgile Bruni, (Toulon), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-MÃ©tro), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse).
Backs: Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Maxime Machenaud (Racing-MÃ©tro), Jules Plisson (Stade FranÃ§ais), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), GaÃ«l Fickou (Toulouse), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Maxime Mermoz (Toulon), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Maxime MÃ©dard (Toulouse), Geoffrey Palis (Castres), Hugo Bonneval (Stade FranÃ§ais), Brice Dulin (Castres), FranÃ§ois Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), Marc Andreu (Racing-MÃ©tro).