Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Rugby | Six Nations

Nyanga dropped from France squad to face Italy



Flanker Yannick Nyanga was dropped from the France squad to face Italy in their Six Nations opener in Rome on Sunday when manager Philippe Saint-Andre trimmed his group to 23, the French federation said on Wednesday.

Louis Picamoles, Thierry Dusautoir, Fulgence Ouedraogo and Damien Chouly are the four loose forwards remaining in the squad.

"It is heartbreaking to have to tell Yannick that he has to leave," Saint-Andre said in a FFR statement.

Saint-Andre had decided to keep 24 players from the initial 33-man squad because of uncertainties surrounding the fitness of No 8 Picamoles, who was suffering from a thigh injury.

"Everything is fine, I've resumed training normally, so no worries," Picamoles told reporters on Wednesday at France's training camp.

France squad:

Backs: Maxime Machenaud, Morgan Parra, Frederic Michalak, Francois Trinh-Duc, Mathieu Bastareaud, Benjamin Fall, Wesley Fofana, Florian Fritz, Yoann Huget, Maxime Mermoz.

Forwards: Vincent Debaty, Yannick Forestier, Benjamin Kayser, Dimitri Szarzewski, Luc Ducalcon, Nicolas Mas, Yoann Maestri, Pascal Pape (captain), Romain Taofifenua, Damien Chouly, Thierry Dusautoir, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Louis Picamoles.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Brenden Nel
SA can claw back NZ dominance
Anyone who watched this weekend’s Vodacom Super Rugby playoffs would have had one simple fact...

Tony Johnson
It all starts again now
The time has come to draw the line between everything that’s happened up to now, and what’s about...

Super Wrap
Was Ackers crackers?
It is impossible to say if the legendary Kitch Christie had poetry on his mind when he introduced...

Gavin Rich
Why you can't blame the Lions
The decision taken by the Emirates Lions management to select a second string side for their final...