Double injury blow for France

Date published: January 24 2017

France have lost another two players before the start of the Six Nations with Camille Chat and Raphaël Lakafia reportedly crocked.

Racing 92 hooker Chat and Stade Français number eight Lakafia were both ruled out before the start of the tournament, according to Sky Sports.

Lakafia will not be replaced while Chat's place will be taken by Christopher Tolofua coming to bolster the French's front-row stocks.

The news comes in the wake of an injury spree in the French camp with star player Wesley Fofana as well as Eddy Ben Arous, François Trinh-Duc and Henry Chavancy all being ruled out due to injury.

France's first game of the Six Nations is against England at Twickenham on February 4.