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Props Atonio, Kolingar join up with France for Ireland clash

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France coach Fabien Galthie on Tuesday added prop forwards Uini Atonio and Hassane Kolingar to his squad for next weekend's Six Nations match against Ireland.

Loosehead Kolingar, who played twice during the Autumn Nations Cup, comes in for the injured Jean-Baptiste Gros, a second-half replacement for Cyril Baille during France's 50-10 opening day win over Italy in Rome.

La Rochelle tighthead Atonio replaces Racing's uncapped Georges-Henri Colombe who was left out of Saturday's matchday 23.

Atonio, who weighs in at a massive 145 kilos, has won 34 caps, most recently in the Autumn Nations Cup final against England in December when he came on as second-half replacement.

His last start came against Wales in the 24-19 defeat in Paris two years ago.

Revised squad:

Backs: Antoine Dupont, Baptiste Serin, Baptiste Couilloud; Matthieu Jalibert, Louis Carbonel; Pierre-Louis Barassi, Gael Fickou, Arthur Vincent; Damian Penaud, Teddy Thomas, Gabin Villiere; Anthony Bouthier, Brice Dulin.

Forwards: Dorian Aldegheri, Cyril Baille, Pierre Bourgarit, Peato Mauvaka, Uini Atonio, Hassane Kolingar, Mohamed Haouas, Julien Marchand; Bernard Le Roux, Paul Willemse, Romain Taofifenua, Baptiste Pesenti, Killian Geraci; Cameron Woki, Charles Ollivon, Dylan Cretin, Anthony Jelonch, Gregory Alldritt.

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