Springboks

France call up two replacements for Bok series

Francois Trinh-Duc (Gallo Images)
Francois Trinh-Duc (Gallo Images)

Paris - France have added two new players to their squad for the upcoming three-Test series against the Springboks.

Clermont lock Paul Jedrasiak and Toulon flyhalf Francois Trinh-Duc will join the squad in Pretoria this week.

Both players have been called up following Sunday's Top 14 final, which Clermont won 22-16 at the Stade de France.

Jedrasiak replaces his Clermont team-mate Arthur Iturria, who went off in the final due to injury.

Trinh-Duc meanwhile comes in for Camille Lopez, who it was announced on Saturday would not be taking part in the series in South Africa.

Les Bleus face the Springboks in the first Test at Loftus Versfeld this Saturday (17:00 kick-off).

France squad:

Forwards

Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Eddy Ben Arous (Racing 92), Mohamed Boughanmi (La Rochelle), Yacouba Camara (Toulouse/Montpellier), Camille Chat (Racing 92), Xavier Chiocci (Toulon), Goujon (Bordeaux-Bègles), Kevin Gourdon (La Rochelle), Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Paul Jedrasiak (Clermont), Anthony Jelonch (Castres), Julien Le Devedec (Brive), Bernard Le Roux (Racing 92), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Clement Maynadier (Bordeaux-Bègles), Louis Picamoles (Northampton/ENG), Jefferson Poirot (Bordeaux-Bègles), Rabah Slimani (Stade Français/Clermont), Romain Taofifenua (Toulon)

Backs

Henry Chavancy (Racing 92), Jonathan Danty (Stade Français), Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Nans Ducuing (Bordeaux-Bègles), Brice Dulin (Racing 92), Antoine Dupont (Castres), Gaël Fickou (Toulouse), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Maxime Machenaud (Racing 92), Damian Penaud (Clermont), Jules Plisson (Stade Français), Vincent Rattez (La Rochelle), Baptiste Serin (Bordeaux-Bègles), Scott Spedding (Clermont), Francois Trinh-Duc (Toulon), Virimi Vakatawa (FFR)

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