Trinh-Duc recalled to France squad

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:17
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NEWS: Flyhalf Francois Trinh-Duc earnt an early recall to the France squad ahead of next weekend's Six Nations trip to Italy following a first appearance for Toulon since November.

The 30-year-old broke his arm playing for France against Samoa in November, but on Saturday made his injury return as Toulon lost 5-15 at Brive.

France coach Guy Noves brought Trinh-Duc into an extended 32-man squad to prepare for the final two Six Nations matches over the next two weeks, away to Italy and then at home to Wales.

Trinh-Duc's recall saw Toulouse halfback Jean-Marc Doussain dropped completely from the squad.

Doussain had been on the bench for France's first two Six Nations matches with Camille Lopez first choice at flyhalf.

Trinh-Duc played at centre against Brive but came through the full 80 minutes.

Noves also called up Stade Francais centre Jonathan Danty and recalled Toulon prop Xavier Chiocci and Brive backrow forward Fabien Sanconnie.

France squad: 

Forwards: Uini Atonio, Cyril Baille, Eddy Ben Arous, Mohamed Boughanmi, Camille Chat, Xavier Chiocci, Kevin Gourdon, Guilhem Guirado, Paul Jedrasiak, Julien le Devedec, Bernard le Roux, Yoann Maestri, Charles Ollivon, Louis Picamoles, Fabien Sanconnie, Rabah Slimani, Christopher Tolofua, Sébastian Vahaamahina.

Backs: Djibirl Camara, Henry Chavancy, Jonathan Danty, Brice Dulin, Gaël Fickou, Yoann Huget, Rémi Lamerat, Camille Lopez, Maxime Machenaud, Noa Nakaitaci, Baptiste Serin, Scott Spedding, François Trinh-Duc, Virimi Vakatawa.

Agence France-Presse

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