Clerc out of Italy match

Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:57
Large french fans 630 Large pascal pape   philippe sain Large french fans2 630

France suffered a blow ahead of next week's Six Nations opener with Italy as Vincent Clerc was ruled out because of a thigh injury on Saturday.

France suffered a major blow ahead of next weekend's Six Nations opener with Italy as leading try-scorer Vincent Clerc was ruled out because of a thigh injury on Saturday.

The 31-year-old Toulouse wing - whose tally of 34 tries puts him second on France's all-time list four behind Serge Blanco - injured his thigh in Friday's Top 14 19-14 home win over Biarritz.

After undergoing scans on Saturday it was estimated that Clerc will be out injured for between 8-10 days which could see him fit again for France's second game at home to reigning Grand Slam holders Wales on February 9.

Clerc has been replaced in the 33 man squad by 22-year-old Stade Francais flyer Hugo Bonneval.

"Hugo is a highly-talented young player who was already on our radar," said France head coach Philippe Saint-André.

Saint-Andre will reduce his squad to 23 for next Sunday's match on Monday.

AFP

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 01 July 2016
Chiefs v Crusaders 07h35 Hamilton
Brumbies v Reds 09h40 Canberra
EP Kings v Griquas 16h00 Port Elizabeth
Blue Bulls v Boland 17h00 Loftus Versfeld
Sat, 02 July 2016
Sunwolves v Waratahs 05h15 Tokyo
Hurricanes v Blues 07h35 Wellington
Rebels v Stormers 09h40 Melbourne
Free State Cheetahs v Falcons 10h05 Bloemfontein
Golden Lions v Griffons 12h05 Johannesburg
Western Province v Eagles 13h00 Newlands
Namibia v Border 13h00 Windhoek
Cheetahs v Force 13h00 Bloemfontein
Sharks v Leopards 15h00 Durban
Kings v Highlanders 15h05 Port Elizabeth
Lions v Sharks 17h10 Johannesburg
Jaguares v Bulls 21h40 Buenos Aires
SIX NATIONS
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
England 5 5 0 132 10
Wales 5 3 1 1 7
Ireland 5 2 1 2 5
Scotland 5 2 0 3 4
France 5 2 0 3 4
Italy 5 0 0 5 0