Picamoles and Dusautoir return for France
October 11, 2013
The pair missed last month's training camp due to injury but they are back in the mix replacing Antonie Claassen and Antoine Burban. Castres' Yannick Forestier also gets a call-up and replaces Vincent Debaty.
Uncapped duo Rabah Slimani and Sofiane Guitoune, the man leading the try-scoring charts in the Top 14, are also included but there is no place for Francois Trinh-Duc.
Forwards: Thomas Domingo (Clermont), Yannick Forestier (Castres), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing-Métro), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Rabah Slimani (Stade Français), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Français), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Pascal Papé (Stade Français), Sébastien Vahaamahina (Perpignan), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-Métro), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Fulgence Ouedraogo (Montpellier), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse).
Backs: Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Maxime Machenaud (Racing-Métro), Morgan Parra (Clermont), Camille Lopez (Perpignan), Rémi Talès (Castres), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Gaël Fickou (Toulouse), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Florian Fritz (Toulouse), Maxime Mermoz (Toulon), Maxime Médard (Toulouse), Sofiane Guitoune (Perpignan), Brice Dulin (Castres), Yoann Huget (Toulouse).
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