France Head coach Jaques Brunel has named five uncapped players in his 31-man training squad for the upcoming six Nations games.
The five are Toulouse backs Romain Ntamack and Thomas Ramos, Toulouse prop Dorian Aldegheri, La Rochelle back-rower Gregory Alldritt and Montpellier lock Paul Willemsse
Centre FiGael Fickou joins skipper Guilhem Guirado, No.8 Louis Picamoles, scrum-half Morgan Parra and centre Mathieau Bastareaud in the squad.
Fly-half Camille Lopez who missed last year’s competition has also been included in the squad. The side is expected to kick off their
preps in Marcoussis on January 20. They will then face Wales less than a fortnight later.
Forwards: Jefferson Poirot (Bordeaux-Begles), Dany Priso (La Rochelle), Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Pierre Bourgarit (La Rochelle), Julien Marchand (Toulouse), Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Demba Bamba (Brive), Dorian Aldegheri (Toulouse); Félix Lambey (Lyon), Sébastien Vahaamahina (Clermont), Bernard Le Roux (Racing 92), Paul Willemse (Monpellier), Arthur Iturria (Clermont), Wenceslas Lauret (Racing 92), Yacouba Camara (Montpellier), Gregory Alldritt (La Rochelle), Louis Picamoles (Montpellier).
Backs: Morgan Parra (Clermont), Antoine Dupont (Toulouse), Baptiste Serin (Bordeaux-Begles), Camille Lopez (Clermont), Anthony Belleau (Toulon); Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Geoffrey Doumayrou (La Rochelle), Romain Ntamack (Toulouse); Gael Fickou (Paris), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Damian Penaud (Clermont); Maxime Medard (Toulouse), Thomas Ramos