Trinh-Duc, Danty re-join France squad

Date published: March 5 2017

France have added 13 players to their squad following the latest round of Top 14 action, as they prepare to face Italy.

François Trinh-Duc, who featured heavily in last year’s tournament, is one of those selected having recovered from injury he suffered against Samoa last November and after he played for Toulon on Saturday.

Stade Français centre Jonathan Danty is another of the returnees.

Djibirl Camara, Henry Chavancy and Brice Dulin all also return in the backs while among the forwards are Cyril Baille, Mohamed Boughanmi, Xavier Chiocci, Camille Chat, Fabien Sanconnie, Charles Ollivon, Louis Picamoles and Christopher Tolofua.

France have won the first of their three matches in this year’s tournament, against Scotland back in Round 2.

France squad to face Italy (new players in bold)

Forwards: Uini Atonio, Cyril Baille, Eddy Ben Arous, Mohamed Boughanmi, Camille Chat, Xavier Chiocci, Kevin Gourdon, Guilhem Guirado, Paul Jedrasiak, Julien le Devedec, Bernard le Roux, Yoann Maestri, Charles OllivonLouis PicamolesFabien Sanconnie, Rabah Slimani, Christopher Tolofua, Sébastian Vahaamahina

Backs: Djibirl Camara, Henry Chavancy, Jonathan DantyBrice Dulin, Gaël Fickou, Yoann Huget, Rémi Lamerat, Camille Lopez, Maxime Machenaud, Noa Nakaitaci, Baptiste Serin, Scott Spedding, François Trinh-Duc, Virimi Vakatawa

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