Parra close to full fitness

Date published: March 2 2016

France scrum-half Morgan Parra is working his way back from an ankle injury and hopes to be involved in the final round of the Six Nations.

The 27-year-old has watched Sébastien Bézy and Maxime Machenaud wear the number nine shirt for France in the first three games of the tournament.

Parra's first game back for Clermont was a win over Oyonnax in the Top 14 last weekend and he could see more action against Grenoble on Friday to clock up more minutes.

As expected Parra was a little rusty on his return trying to handle the speed of the contest, but is glad to see the club back to winning ways.

"It was like any comeback game, there were some good things and some less good things. I had some trouble with the pace of the game, and with my ankle as well," Parra told the Six Nations website.

"It's good to get a few victories (at Clermont). We'd had a tough time after the loss to Montpellier (January 30). Now we have a big away game against Grenoble. After their result against Stade Français we know what to expect."

"Our game is starting to come together but we need to back it up. We know where we're going but there are good things, very good things, and some bad things," Parra added.

What's important is the spirit that we kept throughout the game."