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Picamoles back for Toulouse

03rd October 2013 16:12


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Fit again: Louis Picamoles

Toulouse loose forward Louis Picamoles returns from injury to face Stade Francais on Saturday.

The back-rower, who has missed his side's last three matches, first sustained the troubling hip injury against the All Blacks during the three-Test series in June.

His return to the starting XV will be a major boost for the side currently in fifth place on the log.

The 27-year-old is a powerful ball-carrier and a menace at the breakdown. He is a veteran of 38 Test matches for France.

However, captain Thierry Dusautoir is a doubtful starter to face the table-toppers this weekend.

Dusautoir hurt his knee during the recent loss to Montpellier and has missed the last three matches.

Toulouse forwards coach William Servat said Dusautoir will be given until the "last moment" to prove his fitness.

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