Picamoles, Domingo back for France

2013-11-19 00:00

CAPE TOWN — France have recalled prop Thomas Domingo and No. 8 Louis Picamoles to their squad for this weekend’s Test against the Springboks.

They come in for lock Yoann Maestri — who is suspended following his red card against Tonga — and flank Fulgence Ouedraogo, who picked up a shoulder injury during the same match, which France won 38-18.

Picamoles returns after missing a number of games with a hip injury, while Domingo was out with a knee injury.

The rest of the squad is unchanged.

Kick-off at the Stade de France is at 10 pm (SA time) on Saturday.

France squad

Forwards: Vincent Debaty (Clermont), Thomas Domingo (Clermont), Yannick Forestier (Castres), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing-Métro), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Rabah Slimani (Stade Français), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Français), Pascal Papé (Stade Français), Sébastien Vahaamahina (Perpignan), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse, captain), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-Métro), Wenceslas Lauret (Racing-Métro), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Antonie Claassen (Castres), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse)

Backs: Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Jonathan Pélissié (Montpellier), Morgan Parra (Clermont), Frédéric Michalak (Toulon), Rémi Talès (Castres), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Gaël Fickou (Toulouse), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Florian Fritz (Toulouse), Maxime Médard (Toulouse), Sofiane Guitoune (Perpignan), Brice Dulin (Castres), Yoann Huget (Toulouse).

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