Seven uncapped players in France's Six Nations squad

Antonie Dupont has recovered from a knee injury
Antonie Dupont has recovered from a knee injury
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France have included seven uncapped players in the 42-man extended squad ahead of next month's Six Nations tournament.

Prop Daniel Bibi Biziwu, locks Florian Verhaeghe and Florent Vanverberghe, flanker Yoan Tanga, fly-half Leo Berdeu and three-quarters Jules Favre and Tani Vili have been called up to the squad for the first time.

Scrum-half Antonie Dupont has been included following his recovery from a knee injury along with Teddy Thomas and Virimi Vakatawa.

Charles Ollivon, who captained the Les Bleus in the last two Six Nations misses out due to a knee injury and in his absence, Dupont is expected to continue leading the team.

Bordeaux fly-half Matthieu Jalibert has been given time to prove his fitness as he is recovering from a thigh injury.

France will begin their Six Nations campaign with a clash against Italy at Stade de France on 6th February.

France Six Nations squad:

Forwards: Gregory Alldritt, Uini Atonio, Cyril Baille, Demba Bamba, Gaetan Barlot, Daniel Bibi Biziwu, Dylan Cretin, Francois Cros, Ibrahim Diallo, Thibaud Flament, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Mohamed Haouas, Anthony Jelonch, Bernard Le Roux, Sekou Macalou, Julien Marchand, Peato Mauvaka, Yoan Tanga, Romain Taofifenua, Florent Vanverberghe, Florian Verhaeghe, Paul Willemse, Cameron Woki;

Backs: Leo Berdeu, Baptiste Couilloud, Jonathan Danty, Brice Dulin, Antoine Dupont, Jules Favre, Gael Fickou, Antoine Hastoy, Melvyn Jaminet, Matthis Lebel, Maxime Lucu, Yoram Moefana, Romain Ntamack, Damian Penaud, Thomas Ramos, Teddy Thomas, Virimi Vakatawa, Tani Vili, Gabin Villiere.

 

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