France call up two injury replacements for Six Nations finale
France have each called two players into their squad for the final weekend of the Six Nations, after suffering injury setbacks in their fourth round match with Ireland.
Les Bleus saw Jefferson Poirot and Wenceslas Lauret hurt in their loss to Ireland.
La Rochelle prop Dany Priso and Montpellier back-row Kelian Galletier have taken their places in the squad for a final-round meeting with Italy.
Meanwhile Gregor Townsend’s Scotland were hampered by a host of injuries in an 18-11 defeat to Wales on Saturday, with their starting back three of Blair Kinghorn, Tommy Seymour and Darcy Graham all forced off in a bruising contest.
Kinghorn (ankle) and Seymour (rib) have now been ruled out of their side’s clash with England at Twickenham, along with fellow back Stuart Hogg, who remains unavailable due to the shoulder injury he sustained against Ireland last month.
As a result, Ruaridh Jackson and the uncapped Kyle Steyn, both of Glasgow Warriors, have been added to the Scotland squad, while centre James Johnstone and forwards Luke Crosbie, Adam Ashe and Tim Swinson have all been released back to their clubs.
? #XVdeFrance : Après #IRLFRA, @Jeff_Poirot (@UBBrugby) et @lauretwenceslas (@racing92) sont blessés et forfaits pour #ITAFRA. Ils sont remplacés par @Danypriso (@staderochelais) et @Kel_Galletier (@MHR_officiel) qui rejoindront le groupe à Dublin dans la soirée. #NeFaisonsXV pic.twitter.com/5635kGvuQl
— Fédération Française de Rugby (@FFRugby) March 11, 2019
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Love that! Won't add an f word of my own, but a great read to set the pulse going for these matches. Can't wait, and consider me pumped up!Go to comments
It depends on who you've got at 7 and 8, Ardie has pace but Sam Cane doesn't, Barrett at 6 with Cane at 7 gives us a slow and not particularly agile pair of flankers, it might work better with Dalton at 7, it would certainly be less of an issue with a young Openside like Kirifi but he won't be called up until next year.Go to comments