France name uncapped duo in 30-man squad
September 6, 2013
Rabah Slimani will link-up with the rest of the French side at a training camp © Getty Images
France have unveiled their latest training squad with experienced fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc a notable absentee.
Trinh-Duc missed their summer tour to New Zealand and Philippe Saint-Andre has opted to keep Camille Lopez and Remi Tales in the mix to cover the No.10 spot. There is no space in the 30-man party for Frederic Michalak with Saint-Andre including two uncapped players in the mix.
Perpignan's Sofiane Guitoune and Stade Francais' Raba Slimani both make the cut and will join the rest of the squad for a three-day camp at the FFR (Fédération française de rugby) HQ in Marcoussis from September 22 to 25.
Forwards: Vincent Debaty, Thomas Domingo, Benjamin Kayser, Dimitri Szarzewski, Nicolas Mas, Rabah Slimani, Alexandre Flanquart, Yoann Maestri, Pascal Papé, Sébastien Vahaamahina, Yannick Nyanga, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Louis Picamoles, Damien Chouly, Thierry Dusautoir, Bernard Le Roux
Backs: Jean-Marc Doussain, Maxime Machenaud, Morgan Parra, Camille Lopez, Rémi Tales, Mathieu Bastareaud, Gaël Fickou, Wesley Fofana, Florian Fritz, Maxime Mermoz, Maxime Médard, Sofiane Guitoune, Brice Dulin, Yoann Huget
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