France release 14 players from Six Nations squad for weekend's club duty

Thomas Ramos is among the released players
Thomas Ramos is among the released players
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France head coach Fabien Galthie has released 14 players from the training camp in Nice for club duty this weekend ahead of the opening round of the Six Nations clash against England on 2nd February.

Castres' Wilfrid Hounkpatin, Toulouse's Thomas Ramos, Selevasio Tolofua and Peato Mauvaka and Toulon's Jean-Baptiste Gros, Louis Carbonel, Julien Heriteau and Gervais Cordin will be available for their respective clubs for the weekend's clash.

They will also be joined by Bordeaux-Begles trio Cameron Woki, Cyril Cazeaux and Maxime Lucu, Stade Francais duo Lester Etien and Kylan Hamdaoui and Lyon's Killian Geraci as they are expected to rejoin the national squad after the weekend's action.

France's 28-man squad who will remain in Nice for training camp

Forwards: Cyril Baille (Toulouse), Demba Bamba (Lyon), Camille Chat (Racing 92), Mohamed Haouas (Montpellier), Julien Marchand (Toulouse), Jefferson Poirot (Bordeaux-Begles), Bernard Le Roux (Racing 92), Boris Palu (Racing 92), Romain Taofifenua (Toulon), Paul Willemse (Montpellier), Gregory Alldritt (La Rochelle), Dylan Cretin (Lyon), Francois Cros (Toulouse), Alexandre Fischer (Clermont), Sekou Macalou (Stade Francais), Charles Ollivon (capt, Toulon)

Backs: Antoine Dupont (Toulouse), Baptiste Serin (Toulon), Matthieu Jalibert (Bordeaux-Begles), Romain Ntamack (Toulouse), Gael Fickou (Stade Francais), Virimi Vakatawa (Racing 92), Arthur Vincent (Montpellier), Gabriel Ngandebe (Montpellier), Damian Penaud (Clermont), Vincent Rattez (La Rochelle), Teddy Thomas (Racing 92), Anthony Bouthier (Montpellier)

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