France prop out for five weeks

Date published: March 24 2015

France and Stade Français prop Rabah Slimani has been ruled out of action for about five weeks with a torn pectoral muscle.

The 25-year-old suffered the injury during Saturday's 55-35 to England at Twickenham having come off the bench early in the second half.

The injury means Slimani, who has started 13 of Stade Français's 16 games in the top 14 this season, will miss at least three rounds of the competition.  

Stade Français, who currently lie third in the Top 14 standings, host leaders Clermont Auvergne this weekend.