France name 19 uncapped players in squad for clashes against Argentina and Uruguay

France head coach Fabien Galthie
France head coach Fabien Galthie
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France head coach Fabian Galthie has named 19 uncapped players in the squad for the upcoming summer series clashes.

The list features several members from the French team that won last year's Under-20 World Cup, including 19-year-old winger Theo Attissogbe from Pau and 20-year-old flanker Lenni Nouchi from Montpellier, who has occasionally served as captain this season.

Galthie has also selected Munster center Antoine Frisch, who has played for Emerging Ireland and was being considered for Ireland's full national team, as well as prop forward Regis Montagne from ProD2 side Grenoble.

Scrumhalf Baptiste Serin, from Toulon, who faced a defeat by La Rochelle on Saturday, is the most seasoned player on the list with 44 international caps.

The list does not include his Toulon teammate Melvyn Jaminet, Montpellier center Arthur Vincent, Lyon scrumhalf Baptiste Couilloud, and prop Demba Bamba, all of whom have substantial Test experience.

The squad however does not feature players from Toulouse, La Rochelle, Stade Francais and Bordeaux-Begles as they are featuring in the ongoing Top 14 season.

France squad:

Forwards: Hugo Auradou, Demba Bamba, Gaetan Barlot, Teddy Baubigny, Giorgi Beria, Ibrahim Diallo, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Mickael Guillard, Jordan Joseph, Thomas Laclayat, Regis Montagne, Lenni Nouchi, Matis Perchaud, Yann Peysson, Janick Tarrit, Tevita Tatafu, Killian Tixeront, Posolo Tuilagi, Florent Vanverberghe.

Backs: Theo Attissogbe, Leo Berdeu, Louis Carbonel, Baptiste Couilloud, Leon Darricarrere, Antoine Frisch, Emilien Gailleton, Nathanael Hulleu, Melvyn Jaminet, Baptiste Jauneau, Joris Jurand, Baptiste Serin, Arthur Vincent.

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