France name 9 uncapped players in 42-man Autumn Nations squad
France head coach Fabien Galthie has named nine uncapped players in his 42-man squad for next month’s rugby Tests against Argentina, Georgia and New Zealand.
France will host Argentina on November 6 in Paris and play Georgia on November 14 in Bordeaux.
They return to the Stade de France to take on New Zealand six days later.
France will have a new captain in the absence of Charles Ollivon, who suffered an ACL injury while playing for Toulon in June.
Backs: Romain Buros, Brice Dul in, Melvyn Jaminet, Thomas Ramos; Gabin Villiere, Damian Penaud, Matthis Lebel, Donovan Taofifenua; Gael Fickou, Virimi Vakatawa, Yoram Moefana, Jonathan Danty, Tani Vili; Romain Ntamack, Matthieu Jalibert, Antoine Hastoy; Antoine Dupont, Baptiste Couilloud, Maxime Lucu
Forwards: Gregory Alldritt, Anthony Jelonch, Cameron Woki, Dylan Cretin, Francois Cros, Sekou Macalou, Ibrahim Diallo; Paul Willemse, Bernard Le Roux, Romain Taofifenua, Thibaud Flament, Killian Geraci, Florent Vanverberghe, Florian Verhaeghe; Demba Bamba, Wilfrid Hounkpatin, Uini Atonio, Julian Marchand, Peato Mauvaka, Gaetan Barlot, Cyril Baille, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Thierry Paiva.
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