France call up Ollivon

Date published: October 26 2016

France head coach Guy Novès has announced a 32-man squad, which includes Charles Ollivon, in preparation for their November internationals.

Ollivon comes in after impressing for Toulon and joins the likes of Louis Picamoles, Loann Goujon and Damien Chouly as back-row options.

At fly-half François Trinh-Duc and Jules Plisson are included while Baptiste Serin, Sébastien Bézy and Maxime Machenaud will battle it out for the scrum-half jersey, with Jean-Marc Doussain able to cover both positions.

France take on Samoa (November 12), Australia (November 19) and New Zealand (November 26) in what are tough fixtures for Novès' men.

France's 32-man squad

Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Eddy Ben Arous (Racing 92), Sébastien Bézy (Toulouse), Djibril Camara (Stade Français), Camille Chat (Racing 92), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Gaël Fickou (Toulouse), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Français), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Loann Goujon (Bordeaux-Bègles), Kévin Gourdon (La Rochelle), Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Paul Jedrasiak (Clermont), Rémi Lamerat (Clermont), Wenceslas Lauret (Racing 92), Julien Le Devedec (Brive), Maxime Machenaud (Racing 92), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Maxime Médard (Toulouse), Maxime Mermoz (Toulon), Charles Ollivon (Toulon), Louis Picamoles (Northampton), Jules Plisson (Stade Français), Jefferson Poirot (Bordeaux-Bègles), Baptiste Serin (Bordeaux-Bègles), Rabah Slimani (Stade Français), Scott Spedding (Clermont), François Trinh-Duc (Toulon), Virimi Vakatawa (FFR), Sébastien Vahaamahina (Clermont)