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France RWC 2011 Squad


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, RWC 2011 on 22 Aug 2011 at 00:44
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Forwards Sylvain Marconnet and Thomas Domingo have been omitted from France’s 30-man squad for the Rugby World Cup.

Reuters reports that coach Marc Lievremont, making the announcement in Dublin following Saturday’s final warm-up win over Ireland, had been widely expected to leave Fabien Barcella at home given his lack of fitness but has instead dropped experienced fellow prop Marconnet.

Barcella ruptured his Achilles tendon in August last year and although he featured in Saturday’s 26-22 win, he looked slightly off the pace.

Domingo has been struggling with a knee problem while Guilhem Guirado, only drafted into the squad as cover for injured hooker William Servat, keeps his place along with Servat.

Winger Yoann Huget was dropped from the initial 33-man preliminary squad earlier this month for breaching anti-doping regulations.

Centre Maxime Mermoz suffered a knee problem in the first warm-up win against Ireland on Aug 13 but will be fit for the tournament in New Zealand.

France are in Pool A with the All Blacks, Japan, Canada and Tonga.

The deadline for final squads to be announced is Monday.

Squad:

Forwards: Fabien Barcella, Julien Bonnaire, Luc Ducalcon, Thierry Dusautoir (captain), Imanol Harinordoquy, Guilhem Guirado, Nicolas Mas, Romain Millo-Chluski, Raphael Lakafia, Lionel Nallet, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Pascal Pape, Louis Picamoles, Julien Pierre, Jean-Baptiste Poux, William Servat, Dimitri Szarzewski.

Backs: Vincent Clerc, Patrice Estebanez, Cedric Heymans, David Marty, Maxime Medard, Maxime Mermoz, Alexis Palisson, Morgan Parra, Aurelien Rougerie, David Skrela, Damien Traille, Francois Trinh-Duc, Dimitri Yachvili.



1 Comment

  • Very intersting last line in the body of the article????????????

    I think they must have it wrong becasue PdV is only announcing the Bok squad on Tuesday.

    Either way the Bok squads will be coming through thick and fast in the next 2 days. :cool:

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