Clermont Pair Return For France


Clermont’s Wesley Fofana and Scott Spedding have both been recalled to the France squad ahead of facing Scotland.

Fofana has recovered from a rib injury to make the 31-man group preparing to head to Murrayfield next Sunday. Spedding also returns having shaken off a knock and both will now be in contention for the Round 4 clash.

Jean-Marc Doussain is the only player to drop out as France look to bounce back following last Friday’s loss to Wales in Cardiff. Spedding faces a battle to wrestle the full-back spot away from Maxime Médard after his positive displays so far, while Fofana could be used either in the midfield or out on the wing.

France squad:

Forwards: Uini Atonio, Antoine Burban, Yacouba Camara, Camille Chat, Xavier Chiocci, Damien Chouly, Alexandre Flanquart, Loann Goujon, Guilhem Guirado (c), Paul Jedrasiak, Wenceslas Lauret, Bernard Le Roux, Yoann Maestri, Vincent Pelo, Jefferson Poirot, Rabah Slimani, Sebastien Vahaamahina

Backs: Sébastien Bézy, Hugo Bonneval, Djibril Camara, Jonathan Danty, Gaël Fickou, Wesley Fofana, Rémi Lamerat, Maxime Machenaud, Maxime Médard, Maxime Mermoz, Jules Plisson, Scott Spedding, François Trinh-Duc, Virimi Vakatawa

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