France call up Ducuing for injured Camara

Mon, 29 May 2017 04:59
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INJURY UPDATE: There is one change to the France squad that will face the Springboks in a three-Test series in South Africa in June.

The injured Djibril Camara was replaced by uncapped Bordeaux-Begles fullback Nans Ducuing.

France coach Guy Novès recalled flyhalf Jules Plisson and named rookies Damian Penaud, Anthony Jelonch and Vincent Rattez in his squad for next month's tour.

Stade Français flyhalf Plisson has not been called up since June 2016, when he joined France's tour of Argentina but was sidelined thereafter.

La Rochelle prop Mohamed Boughanmi is also in line for a first cap although he was included in the France group during the 2017 Six Nations.

France squad - revised: 

Forwards: Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Eddy Ben Arous (Racing 92), Mohamed Boughanmi (La Rochelle), Yacouba Camara (Toulouse/Montpellier), Camille Chat (Racing 92), Xavier Chiocci (Toulon), Goujon (Bordeaux-Begles), Kevin Gourdon (La Rochelle), Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Arthur Iturria (Clermont), Anthony Jelonch (Castres), Julien Le Devedec (Brive), Bernard Le Roux (Racing 92), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Clement Maynadier (Bordeaux-Begles), Louis Picamoles (Northampton/ENG), Jefferson Poirot (Bordeaux-Begles), Rabah Slimani (Stade Francais/Clermont), Romain Taofifenua (Toulon).

Backs: Nans Ducuing (Bordeaux-Begles), Henry Chavancy (Racing 92), Jonathan Danty (Stade Francais), Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Brice Dulin (Racing 92), Antoine Dupont (Castres), Gael Fickou (Toulouse), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Camille Lopez (Clermont), Maxime Machenaud (Racing 92), Damian Penaud (Clermont), Jules Plisson (Stade Francais), Vincent Rattez (La Rochelle), Baptiste Serin (Bordeaux-Begles), Scott Spedding (Clermont), Virimi Vakatawa (FFR).

Agence France-Presse