France forced into changes before Boks, All Blacks Tests

2017-11-01 19:42
Guy Noves (File)

Paris - Young Brive back rower Fabien Sanconnie and experienced Racing 92 flanker Wenceslas Lauret were on Wednesday called up to the France squad ahead of their autumn internationals.

Sanconnie, 22, has been capped just twice and will replace the injured Racing 92 flanker Bernard Le Roux.

Lauret, 28, comes in for Montpellier's Kelian Galletier, who has a pelvic problem and will not be able to add to his solitary cap.

France had already been forced to replace lock Felix Lambey and flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo with Clermont's Paul Jedrasiak and Sekou Macalou of Stade Francais from the original 32-man squad following the weekend's Top 14 fixtures.

France will play New Zealand on November 11, South Africa a week later and Japan on November 25.

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