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France leave out Papé, Trinh-Duc

07th May 2014 12:02

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Captain: Thierry Dusautoir

France head coach Phillipe Saint-André has left out Six Nations captain Pascal Papé and François Trinh-Duc for the Australia tour.

Frédéric Michalak is picked as one of two fly-halves ahead of Trinh-Duc, with Rémi Talès also selected.

Saint-André's 31-man squad includes some newer faces in the form of Toulon prop Alexandre Menini, along with backs Felix Le Bourhis and Rémi Lamerat.

Thierry Dusautoir will lead the squad with Papé rested, after missing the Six Nations through injury.

France squad

Forwards: Thomas Domingo, Alexandre Menini, Guihelm Guirado, Benjamin Kayser, Christophe Tolofua, Vincent Debaty, Nicolas Mas, Rabah Slimani, Yoann Maestri, Alexandre Flanquart, Sébastien Vahaamahina, Bernard Le Roux, Antoine Burban, Damien Chouly, Thierry Dusautoir, Yannick Nyanga, Florence Ouedraogo, Louis Picamoles.

Backs: Morgan Parra, Maxime Machenaud, Frédéric Michalak, Rémi Talès, Mathieu Bastareaud, Rémi Lamerat, Wesley Fofana, Gaël Fickou, Yoann Huget, Felix Le Bourhis, Maxime Médard, Brice Dulin, Hugo Bonneval.

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