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).
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Download ESPN's new UK multisport app, a fresh and powerful new way to follow your favourite UK sports news, scores and video.
Communication error please reload the page.
Manuel Pellegrini is ignoring the prospect of equalling a 105-year club record to concentrate on Manchester City's bid to retain the Premier League title
Brendan Rodgers has pinned all Liverpool's hopes on finishing in the top four in the Premier League on Daniel Sturridge's return from injury in January
Mark Hughes has backed Jose Mourinho to lead Chelsea to glory in all four of the major competitions they are competing in during 2015
Jose Mourinho accepts there are individuals in the Chelsea dressing room frustrated with a lack of playing time but is confident such players are ready to help the team during this hectic festive period
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal's below-par performance in Sunday's 2-2 draw against Liverpool was due to the mental scars inflicted on his players by their 5-1 defeat at Anfield in February