France head coach Philippe Saint-AndrÃ© has left out five players, notably Maxime MÃ©dard, from his squad that will face Italy on Sunday.
France head coach Philippe Saint-AndrÃ© has left out five players, notably Maxime MÃ©dard, from his squad that will take on Italy in Paris on Sunday.
MÃ©dard joins Virgile Bruni, Maxime Mermoz, Marc Andreu and Geoffrey Palis in missing out of the 25-man group that is preparing for Round Two.
Hugo Bonneval seems set to earn a start on the wing for France or Saint-AndrÃ© may move last weekend's try-scoring hero GaÃ«l Fickou to 11.
France squad to face Italy
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, captain), Sebastian Vahaamahina (Perpignan), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-MÃ©tro), Ibrahim Diarra (Castres), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse).
Backs: Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Maxime Machenaud (Racing-MÃ©tro), Jules Plisson (Stade FranÃ§ais), Francois Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), GaÃ«l Fickou (Toulouse), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Hugo Bonneval (Stade FranÃ§ais), Brice Dulin (Castres).