France include Trinh-Duc in squad

Date published: May 19 2015

France head coach Philippe Saint-André has named François Trinh-Duc in his 36-man training squad that will prepare for this year's Rugby World Cup.

The Montpellier number ten joins Rémi Talès and Frédéric Michalak as les Bleus' fly-half options, with Camille Lopez not included in the training group.

Also absent is Maxime Machenaud, with Morgan Parra, Rory Kockott and Sébastien Tillous-Borde the three scrum-halves named by Saint-André.

Louis Picamoles and Fulgence Ouedraogo are included amongst the seven back-row options, joining captain Thierry Dusautoir, Bernard le Roux, Damien Chouly, Yannick Nyanga and Loann Goujon in an impressive training squad.

As expected, Benjamin Kayser, Guilhem Guirado and Dimitri Szarzewski are the hookers while Eddy Ben Arous, Vincent Debaty, Uini Atonio, Xavier Chiocci, Nicolas Mas and Rabah Slimani complete Saint-André's front-row options.

France training squad

Forwards: Eddy Ben Arous (Racing), Vincent Debaty (Clermont), Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Xavier Chiocci (Toulon), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Rabah Slimani (Stade Français), Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Français), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Pascal Papé (Stade Français), Sébastien Vahaamahina (Clermont), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Bernard Le Roux (Racing), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse), Fulgence Ouedroago (Ouedroago), Loann Goujon (La Rochelle). 

Backs: Rory Kockott (Castres), Morgan Parra (Clermont), Sébastien Tillous-Borde (Toulon), Rémi Tales (Castres), Frédéric Michalak (Toulon), François Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Rémi Lamerat (Castres), Gaël Fickou (Toulouse), Alexandre Dumoulin (Racing), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Noa Nakaitaci (Clermont), Sofiane Guitoune (UBB), Brice Dulin (Racing), Scott Spedding (Bayonne).