Plisson hoping for August return

Date published: June 30 2015

Jules Plisson is on course to return to training at the start of August as he bids to make France's World Cup squad.

The Stade Français fly-half was not named in France's 36-man preliminary World Cup squad because of a dislocated shoulder, but Philippe Saint-André explained that he could yet make the final 31 if he has recovered from injury.

Plisson suffered the problem back in April and has been busy in rehab ever since, missing his side's Top 14 title win as a result.

However he revealed this week that the rehab has been going well, and he is optimistic of joining the French preparation camp and being fully fit for the start of August.

"My rehab is going really well," Plisson told Sud Radio. "I've been back in Paris for two weeks now and I'm working with the physios at Stade Français. There's no exact date for my return. It's all going very well and I hope to be 100 percent for the start of August.

"My rehab is progressing, I've not had to stop because of pain. It's going very well for now, touch wood.

"The fact the French coaching staff showed faith in me is a motivation. I've been hanging onto that since I started the rehab. Aftewards I don't yet know when I'll join the squad and how it will go.

"For now my priority is my rehab and afterwards we'll see what happens. I'm in regular contact with the coaches, I've told them I'm recovering well, that it's going well."