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Pape to miss Paris clash

04th February 2013 11:51


Pascal Pape

Ruled out: Pascal Pape

France captain Pascal Pape will miss the Six Nations match against Wales in Paris because of a back injury picked up in Sunday's loss to Italy.

The Stade Franšais lock, captaining the side for the first time in the Six Nations tournament, was injured halfway through the second-half of Sunday's 23-18 loss and was eventually taken to hospital for tests on his back.

Coach Philippe Saint-Andre said that he would not be available for the game against the Welsh and would be replaced in the 23-strong squad by Toulon's Jocelino Suta.

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