Trinh-Duc recalled by France

Date published: February 17 2016

France head coach Guy Novès has named Montpellier fly-half François Trinh-Duc in a 31-man squad for next Friday's Six Nations clash against Wales in Cardiff.

Trinh-Duc is joined in the squad by uncapped club-mate Vincent Pelo, who comes in as a replacement for injured prop Eddy Ben Arous, who was sidelined for up to four weeks due to a fractured rib cartilage sustained in les Bleus' victory over Ireland in Paris at the weekend.

France are currently second in the Six Nations standings on points difference behind England, with both sides having won their opening two games.

France squad:

Forwards: Uini Atonio, Antoine Burban, Yacouba Camara, Camille Chat, Xavier Chiocci, Damien Chouly, Alexandre Flanquart, Loann Goujon, Guilhem Guirado (c), Paul Jedrasiak, Wenceslas Lauret, Bernard Le Roux, Yoann Maestri, Vincent Pelo, Jefferson Poirot, Rabah Slimani, Sebastien Vahaamahina

Backs: Sébastien Bézy, Hugo Bonneval, Jonathan Danty, Jean Marc Doussain, Gael Fickou, Remi Lamerat, Maxime Machenaud, Maxime Médard, Maxime Mermoz, Marvin O’Connor, Jules Plisson, Teddy Thomas, Francois Trinh-Duc, Virimi Vakatawa