France add Guirado to elite squad
August 14, 2014
Guilhem Guirado is the new face in France's elite squad © Getty Images
Toulon's Guilhem Guirado has been added to France's 30-man elite squad for the 2014-15 season.
The hooker takes the place of Hugo Bonneval who ruptured knee ligaments during France's series against Australia in the summer and he will be out of action until the New Year. Under a new agreement brought in by the French Rugby Federation (FFR) in accordance with Ligue Nationale de Rugby, the body in charge of the Top 14, France's elite players will be restricted to 30 matches this season.
That number consists of internationals, Top 14 matches and pre-season games but European games are exempt. If a player runs out for less than 20 minutes, that does not count towards the quota.
Forwards (19): Thomas Domingo (Clermont), Vincent Debaty (Clermont), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing-Metro), Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Rabah Slimani (Stade Francais), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Francais), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Pascal Pape (Stade Francais), Sebastien Vahaamahina (Clermont), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Antonie Claassen (Racing-Metro), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse), Antoine Burban (Stade Francais), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-MÃ© Metro), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Fulgence Ouedraogo (Montpellier)
Backs (11): Maxime Machenaud (Racing-Metro), Morgan Parra (Clermont), Frederic Michalak (Toulon), Remi Tales (Castres), Francois Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Remi Lamerat (Castres), Maxime Medard (Toulouse), Brice Dulin (Racing-Metro), Yoann Huget (Toulouse)
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