France Rugby Team, Photo Courtesy/ France Rugby.

France summon 37 for 2021 Six Nations preparations


France Head Coach Fabien Galthié has summoned 37 players to camp for the 2021 Six Nations preparations.

Fly-half Romain Ntamack has been left out the training squad after he suffered a broken jaw in a Top 14 match between Toulouse Bordeaux-Bègles in December 2020.  In his absence, France have Toulon play-maker Carbonel Louis and Bordeaux No.10 Matthieu Jalibert as his replacements.

Dupont Antoine, Virimi Vakatawa, captain Charles Ollivon and Brice Dulin have been included in the squad same as uncapped trio Donovan Taofifenua, Julien Delbouis and Georges-Henri Colombe.

The players will meet on January 24 in Nice to prepare for the first match against Italy scheduled for February 6.

France put up strong performances in 2020 but lost the six Nations title on point difference. They had level points with winners England who got 18 points.

The side also reached the finals of the Autumn Nations Cup, losing 22-19 to England after extra time, having fielded a young side due to quotas on the number of international matches France players can participate in.

France squad

Uini Atonio – 34 caps
Cyril Baille 23 caps
Pierre Bourgarit -3 caps
Camille Chat – 30 caps
Georges-Henri Colombe Reazel – 0 caps
Jean-Baptiste Gros – 5 caps
Mohamed Haouas – 7 caps
Hassane Kolingar – 2 caps
Julien Marchand – 9 caps
Killian Geraci – 2 caps
Bernard Le Roux – 44 caps
Baptiste Pesenti – 2 caps
Swan Rebbadj – 1 caps
Romain Taofifenua – 20 caps
Paul Willemse – 12 caps
Grégory Alldritt – 18 caps
Dylan Cretin – 5 caps
François Cros – 8 caps
Anthony Jelonch – 4 caps
Charles Ollivon – 18 caps
Selevasio Tolofua – 1 caps
Baptiste Couilloud – 5 caps
Antoine Dupont – 27 caps
Baptiste Serin – 39 caps
Louis Carbonel – 2 caps
Matthieu Jalibert – 8 caps
Julien Delbouis – 0 caps
Gaël Fickou – 58 caps
Virimi Vakatawa – 27 caps
Arthur Vincent – 7 caps
Damian Penaud – 17 caps
Donovan Taofifenua – 0 caps
Teddy Thomas – 22 caps
Gabin Villiere – 2 caps
Anthony Bouthier – 6 caps
Brice Dulin – 31 caps
Thomas Ramos – 14 caps

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