Clerc out of Italy match

Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:57
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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

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South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
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Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
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Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
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Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
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Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
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