France name first 17 players for June Tests

Date published: June 6 2016

France head coach Guy Novès has named the first 17 players in his squad for the Test series in Argentina later this month.

A further 11 players will be added to the group in a week's time.

Novès has gone with a number of uncapped players, including La Rochelle flanker Kevin Gourdon, Stade Français hooker Remi Bonfils and the Bordeaux-Bègles trio of Julien le Devedec, Julien Rey and Baptiste Serin.

Two fly-halves have already been named in the squad, Jules Plisson and François Trinh-Duc.

France squad

Forwards: Uini Atonio, Jefferson Poirot, Rabah Slimani, Remi Bonfils, William Demotte, Julien le Devedec, Loann Goujon, Kevin Gourdon, Raphael Lakafia

Backs: Baptise Serin, Jules Plisson, François Trinh-Duc, Jonathan Danty, Julien Rey, Djibril Camara, Xavier Mignot, Hugo Bonneval