France coach Fabien Galthie calls five uncapped players into his autumn squad

French will face Scotland at Murrayfield in new Nations Cup

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 7:15 am
France coach Fabien Galthie, right, with general manager Raphael Ibanez.
France coach Fabien Galthie, right, with general manager Raphael Ibanez.

France coach Fabien Galthie included five uncapped players into his squad ahead of an upcoming Test against Wales and his team’s final match in the Six Nations.

Galthie called up two new faces - prop Georges-Henri Colombe-Reazel and centre Olivier Klemenczak, who both play for Racing 92 - in his list of 31 players.

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The highly rated No. 8 Selevasio Tolofua, lock Killian Geraci and La Rochelle wing Arthur Retiere will also be hoping for their first cap this autumn.

Galthie won’t have Damian Penaud. His club, Clermont, said he will be sidelined for several weeks with a sprained ankle.

France will use the Test with Wales on 24 October to prepare for the postponed Six Nations match against Ireland at home on 31 October. The French are level on points with England going into the final weekend of the tournament.

France will then take part in the Autumn Nations Cup to be held in November which replaces the usual autumn Tests cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Scotland will host the French at BT Murrayfield on Sunday 22 November in the new tournament

France squad:

Forwards: Cyril Baille, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bamba, Georges-Henri Colombe Reazel, Mohamed Haouas, Camille Chat, Julien Marchand, Peato Mauvaka, Bernard Le Roux, Paul Willemse, Killian Geraci, Romain Taofifenua, Charles Ollivon, Francois Cros, Cameron Woki, Dylan Cretin, Gregory Alldritt, Selevasio Tolofua.

Backs: Antoine Dupont, Baptiste Serin, Thomas Ramos, Anthony Bouthier, Vincent Rattez, Arthur Retiere, Teddy Thomas, Virimi Vakatawa, Gael Fickou, Arthur Vincent, Olivier Klemenczak, Romain Ntamack, Matthieu Jalibert.

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