Dusautoir out again for France

Date published: August 17 2015

France will once again be without captain Thierry Dusautoir when they take on England on Saturday because of injury.

The veteran flanker picked up a knee injury in training ten days' ago and has been unable to train as a result, missing Saturday's defeat to England at Twickenham.

He had been expected to return for the second clash but the recovery appears to be taking longer than expected, with his target now France's third warm-up game against Scotland on September 5 according to AFP.

Philippe Saint-André is expected to make wholesale changes to his team for the second World Cup warm-up game, this time in Paris.

While Dusautoir is out, the likes of Frédéric Michalak, Wesley Fofana and Mathieu Bastareaud are all expected to start the game at the Stade de France.