Rugby

France call up hooker for All Blacks clash

2016-11-21 12:35
Guy Noves (File)

Cape Town - France head coach Guy Novès has called up Bordeaux-Bègles hooker Clément Maynadier ahead of their Test against New Zealand.

Maynadier comes into the squad for Stade Français hooker Rémi Bonfils.

The other change made by Novès sees young Clermont forward Arthur Iturria drop out of the squad.

He will not be replaced for Saturday's game, leaving France with a group of 31 players.

Les Bleus were narrowly defeated 25-23 by Australia at the Stade de France last weekend.

Kick-off on Saturday is at 22:00 (SA time).

France squad:

Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Cyril Baille (Toulouse), Djibril Camara (Stade Français), Camille Chat (Racing 92), Xavier Chiocci (Toulon), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Brice Dulin (Racing 92), Gaël Fickou (Toulouse), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Kélian Galletier (Montpellier), Kévin Gourdon (La Rochelle), Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Rémi Lamerat (Clermont), Wenceslas Lauret (Racing 92), Julien Le Devedec (Brive), Camille Lopez (Clermont), Maxime Machenaud (Racing 92), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Clément Maynadier (Bordeaux-Bègles), Maxime Mermoz (Toulon), Noa Nakaitaci (Clermont), Charles Ollivon (Toulon), Louis Picamoles (Northampton), Clément Ric (Clermont), Baptiste Serin (Bordeaux-Bègles), Rabah Slimani (Stade Français), Scott Spedding (Clermont), Sébastien Vahaamahina (Clermont), Virimi Vakatawa (FFR)

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