France name October training squad

Date published: October 11 2013

Thierry Dusautoir and Louis Picamoles will return to the France squad for their second training camp ahead of the November Tests.

Loose forwards Thierry Dusautoir and Louis Picamoles will return to the France squad for their second training camp ahead of the November internationals.

The Toulouse duo missed out on last month's camp due to injury but both have returned to action and will replace Antonie Claassen (Castres) and Antoine Burban (Stade Français) when Philippe Sint-André assembles his squad.

The only other change to the group is the return of Castres prop Yannick Forestier, who replaces Clermont's Vincent Debaty. It is Forestier's first recall since the Six Nations loss to Wales earlier this year.

Castres full-back Brice Dulin is under an injury cloud but has been included.

Uncapped Rabah Slimani and Sofiane Guitoune also keep their places but in-form Montpellier fly-half François Trinh-Duc continues to be excluded.

France squad:

Forwards: Thomas Domingo (Clermont), Yannick Forestier (Castres), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing-Métro), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Rabah Slimani (Stade Français), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Français), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Pascal Papé (Stade Français), Sébastien Vahaamahina (Perpignan), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse, cap), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-Métro), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Fulgence Ouedraogo (Montpellier), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse).

Backs: Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Maxime Machenaud (Racing-Métro), Morgan Parra (Clermont), Camille Lopez (Perpignan), Rémi Talès (Castres), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Gaël Fickou (Toulouse), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Florian Fritz (Toulouse), Maxime Mermoz (Toulon), Maxime Médard (Toulouse), Sofiane Guitoune (Perpignan), Brice Dulin (Castres), Yoann Huget (Toulouse).

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