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France add two to squad

23rd September 2013 11:35

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Antonie Claassen

Late call up: Antonie Claassen

France have called up Stade Français flanker Antoine Burban and Castres forward Antonie Claassen to their training squad to replace injured Toulouse duo of Thierry Dusautoir and Louis Picamoles.

Dusautoir (knee)and Picamoles (hip) will miss out on the three-day training camp at French headquarters at Marcoussis this week aimed at preparing for the end-of-year Tests. Both sat out Saturday's Top 14 win over Castres as well as last week's clash with Biarritz.

France will play New Zealand in Paris (November 9) before taking on Tonga in Le Havre (November 16) and South Africa at the Stade de France (November 23).

France training squad:

Forwards: Antoine Burban, Antonie Claassen, Vincent Debaty, Thomas Domingo, Benjamin Kayser, Dimitri Szarzewski, Nicolas Mas, Rabah Slimani, Alexandre Fikhi, Yoann Maestri, Pascal Pape, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Yannick Nyanga, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Louis Picamoles, Damien Chea, Thierry Dusautoir, Bernard Le Roux

Backs: Jean-Marc Doussain, Maxime Machenaud, Morgan Parra, Camille Lopez, Rémi Tales, Mathieu Bastareaud, g Fernandes, Wesley Fofana, Florian Fritz, Maxime Mermoz, Maxime Médard, Sofiane Guitoune, Brice Dulin, Yoann Huget

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