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Vakatawa named in youthful France Six Nations squad

January 17, 2018 4:31 pm

Fijian and Racing 92 winger, Virimi Vakatawa has been named in the French fifteens team at this season’s Six Nations.

The 25-year-old is expected to add more impact on the wing side for France.
Meanwhile, Toulon’s Mathieu Bastareaud has been dropped from the squad shortly after the center was given a three-week suspension for making a homophobic remark.

He was replaced in an initial 32-man squad by Jonathan Danty, just two hours after being selected by Coach Jacques Brunel.

France will take on Ireland in its opening match on the 3rd of next month.

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Squad

Virimi Vakatawa. (Racing 92)Anthony Belleau (Toulon), Eddy Ben Arous (Racing 92), Yacouba Camara (Montpellier), Camille Chat (Racing 92), Henry Chavancy (Racing 92), Geoffrey Doumayrou (La Rochelle), Brice Dulin ( Racing 92), Antoine Dupont (Toulouse), Benjamin Fall (Montpellier), Paul Gabrillagues (Stade Francais), Cedate Gomes Sa (Racing 92), Kevin Gourdon (La Rochelle), Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Arthur Iturria (Clermont), Matthieu Jalibert (Bordeaux-Begles), Anthony Jelonch (Castres), Felix Lambey (Lyon), Remi Lamerat (Clermont), Wenceslas Lauret (Racing 92), Sekou Macalou (Stade Francais), Maxime Machenaud (Racing 92), Geoffrey Palis (Castres), Morgan Parra (Clermont), Jefferson Poirot (Bordeaux-Begles), Dany Priso (La Rochelle), Rabah Slimani (Clermont), Marco Tauleigne (Bordeaux-Begles), Teddy Thomas (Racing 92), Cristopher Tolofua (Saracens), Sebastien Vahaamahina (Clermont) .

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