France call up Jedrasiak and Trinh-Duc

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:14
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INJURY UPDATE:: Paul Jedrasiak was on Monday called up for France's tour of South Africa in place of Clermont teammate Arthur Iturria, with flyhalf François Trinh-Duc also getting the nod.

Lock Iturria, 23, who has one cap, suffered concussion in Sunday's Top 14 Final victory over Toulon, allowing 24-year-old Jedrasiak to return for the first time since a Six Nations win in Rome on March 11.

The 30-year-old Trinh-Duc, a veteran with 58 caps, picked up a thigh injury two weeks ago but returned for Toulon on Sunday, and comes in as backup with Camille Lopez sidelined.

Lopez had been due to join up with Les Bleus in South Africa this week, but will now not travel and will undergo an unspecified operation. 

France play three test matches against the Springboks on June 10 in Pretoria, June 17 in Durban and June 24 in Johannesburg.

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), Loann Goujon (Bordeaux-Begles), Kevin Gourdon (La Rochelle), Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Paul Jedrasiak (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: Henry Chavancy (Racing 92), Jonathan Danty (Stade Français), Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Nans Ducuing (Bordeaux-Begles), Brice Dulin (Racing 92), Antoine Dupont (Castres), Gael Fickou (Toulouse), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Maxime Machenaud (Racing 92), Damian Penaud (Clermont), Jules Plisson (Stade Francais), Vincent Rattez (La Rochelle), Baptiste Serin (Bordeaux-Begles), Scott Spedding (Clermont), François Trinh-Duc (Toulon), Virimi Vakatawa (FFR).

Agence France-Presse