Paris - French flyhalf Camille Lopez will miss the autumn internationals as
well as the Six Nations after breaking his ankle in Clermont's 24-7
European Cup win over Northampton on Saturday.
Lopez, capped 16 times by France, was left writhing in agony after a
sickening clash with Northampton's Nick Groom in the 23rd minute of the
The injury was later diagnosed as a broken left ankle which
will sideline Lopez for "around five months", said coach Franck Azema.
had been expected to star in the November internationals against world
champions New Zealand on November 11, South Africa on November 18
and Japan seven days later.