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Three new 'foreigners' in France squad

14th May 2013 15:46

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French call up: Noa Nakaitaci

France have named South African forwards Bernard Le Roux and Daniel Kotze plus Fijian wing Noa Nakaitaci in their squad for the June tour of New Zealand.

Montpellier fly-half François Trinh-Duc is the most notable absentee.

Coach Philippe Saint-André on Tuesday called up eight uncapped players for his 35-man squad: Racing-Métro prop Eddy Ben Arous, Stade Français lock Alexandre Flanquart , Bordeaux-Bègles fly-half Camille Lopez, Castres fly-half Remi Talès, Perpignan wing Adrien Planté, Clermont prop Kötze, Racing-Métro flank Le Roux and Clermont wing Noa Nakaitaci.

Le Roux and Kotze join countryman Antonie Claassen, who was capped during the Six Nations.

Toulouse flanker Thierry Dusatoir retains the captaincy.

Forwards: Eddy Ben Arous (Racing-Métro), Vincent Debaty (Clermont), Thomas Domingo (Clermont), Guilhem Guirado (Perpignan), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing-Métro), Luc Ducalcon (Clermont), Daniel Kotze (Clermont), Nicolas Mas (Perpignan), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Français), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Christophe Samson (Castres), Sébastien Vahaamahina (Perpignan), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Fulgence Ouedraogo (Montpellier), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse, cap.), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-Métro), Antonie Claassen (Castres), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse).

Backs: Maxime Machenaud (Racing-Métro), Morgan Parra (Clermont), Frédéric Michalak (Toulon), Camille Lopez (Bordeaux-Bègles), Rémi Talès (Castres), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Gael Fickou (Toulouse), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Florian Fritz (Toulouse), Maxime Mermoz (Toulon), Maxime Médard (Toulouse), Noa Nakaitaci (Clermont), Alexis Palisson (Toulon), Adrien Planté (Perpignan), Brice Dulin (Castres), Yoann Huget (Touloluse).

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