France forced into changes

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:11
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INJURY UPDATE: France's problems mounted up, as they were forced into making more changes ahead of their year-end Tests.

Young Brive back row forward Fabien Sanconnie and experienced Racing 92 flank Wenceslas Lauret were called up to the France squad ahead of their autumn internationals.

Sanconnie, 22, has been capped just twice and will replace the injured Racing 92 flank Bernard Le Roux.

Lauret, 28, comes in for Montpellier's Kelian Galletier, who has a pelvic problem and will not be able to add to his solitary cap.

France had already been forced to replace lock Felix Lambey and flank Fulgence Ouedraogo with Clermont's Paul Jedrasiak and Sekou Macalou of Stade Francais from the original 32-man squad following the weekend's Top 14 fixtures.

France will play New Zealand on November 11, South Africa a week later and Japan on November 25.

Agence France-Presse