France Drop All Players Involved In Police Probe From Six Nations Squad

Drastic measures.

France head coach Jacques Brunel has dropped all the players involved in an alleged incident in Edinburgh on Sunday night from his Six Nations squad.

Louis Picamoles, Anthony Belleau, Jonathan Danty, Remi Lamerat, and Felix Lambey were all questioned by police in Scotland, who determined that no crime had been committed after their enquiries following up reports of a brawl at a city centre bar in Edinburgh.

All five, along with Alexandre Lapandry, Arthur Iturria and winger Teddy Thomas, who has been France’s star man having scored three tries so far, have been omitted from the squad to face Italy in Marseille on February 23.

The FFR said in a statement on Tuesday:

“Jacques Brunel has decided to exclude from that list the players who went out after the defeat in Scotland.”

“By this inappropriate behaviour, they have disrespected their status as an international player and the duties that go with it.”