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Trinh-Duc the major omission as France name squad
ESPN Staff
August 23, 2015
Saint-Andre leaves Trinh-Duc out of RWC squad

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has named his 31-man squad for next month's Rugby World Cup.

Thierry Dusautoir, who missed both games against England, is named captain but there is no place for experienced fly-half François Trinh-Duc, who misses the cut alongside Xavier Chiocci, Sébastien Vahaamahina, Loann Goujon and Rémi Lamérat.

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Gael Fickou has been included in the centres, while Saint-Andre has named three scrum-halves - Rory Kockott, Morgan Parra and Sebastien Tillous-Borde.

Up front, the French will head into the World Cup with the security of five props and three hookers but only a trio of locks as Alexandre Flanquart, Yoann Maestri and Pascal Pape retain their place.

France Rugby World Cup squad:

Forwards: U. Atonio, E. Ben Arous, D. Vincent, N. Mas, R. Slimani, G. Guirado, B. Kayser, B. Szarzewski, A. Flanquart, Y. Maestri, P. Pape, T. Dusautoir (captain), B. Le Roux, Y. Nyanga, F. Ouedraogo, D. Chouly, L. Picamoles.

Backs: R. Kockott, M. Parra, S. Tillous-Borde, F. Michalak, R. Tales, M. Bastareaud, A. Dumoulin, G. Fickou, W. Fofana, B. Dulin, S. Guitoune, Y. Huget, N. Nakaitaci, S. Spedding.

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