Rugby

Kockott gets France call-up

2014-09-13 16:52
Rory Kockott (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Castres scrumhalf Rory Kockott is among an extended squad of 74 players selected by French coach Philippe Saint-André for the end-of-year Tests.

Kockott is one of 10 foreign players selected who may be eligible to play for France at next year's Rugby World Cup. Fellow South Africans Francois van der Merwe and Scott Spedding have also been included.

The squad consists of 30 players currently contracted by the FFR, as well as a further 30, most of whom have already played for the national team. The final four players are currently injured, but will be considered for duty once they've recovered.

France's 30-man squad
Mas, Slimani, Kayser, Szarzewski, Guirado, Domingo, Debaty, Flanquart, Maestri, Papé, Vahaamahina, Dusautoir, Burban, Le Roux, Nyanga, Ouedraogo, Chouly, Claassen, Picamoles, Machenaud, Parra, Michalak, Tales, Trinh-Duc, Médard, Huget, Bastareaud, Fofana, Lamerat, Dulin

30 additional players
Ducalcon, Tolofua, Orioli, Ben Arous, Chiocci, Menini, Tichit, Le Devedec, Suta, R. Taofifenua, Bruni, Camara, Lapandry, Lauret, Galan, Ollivon, Doussain, Pélissié, Tillous-Borde, Lopez, Plisson, Fall, Guitoune, Thomas, Fickou, Fritz, Mermoz, Buttin, Germain, Palis

The 10 potentially selectable foreigners
Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), François van der Merwe (Racing Métro), Steffon Armitage (Toulon), Alex Tulou (Montpellier), Rory Kockott (Castres), Brock James (Clermont), Blair Connor (Bordeaux Bègles), Noa Nakaitaci (Clermont), David Smith (Toulon), Scott Spedding (Brive)

Four injured players
Andreu, H.Bonneval, Forestier, Lassalle

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