{
    "title": "France suffer blow with Parra injury",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/1\/Morgan-Parra-150917-Walks-G-300.jpg",
    "body": "<p>France's Six Nations hopes suffered an early setback when experienced scrumhalf Morgan Parra was ruled out of their opening game against Ireland due to a knee injury.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nParra, who has been replaced by Baptiste Serin, was recalled to the squad after not playing for his country since October, 2015 and not featuring under previous coach Guy Noves.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nNew coach Jacques Brunel will also have to cope with the absence of injured fullback Brice Dulin, who has been replaced by Hugo Bonneval.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nFrance take on Ireland at the Stade de France on February 3.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nLes Bleus, who finished last year's Six Nations in third place, are still reeling from a dismal autumn campaign.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nBrunel had called up the gritty Parra to boost the team's self-confidence but he will now have to turn to Maxime Machenaud or Serin.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nThey also lost Mathieu Bastareaud last week after the burly centre was handed a three-week ban for making a homophobic remark to a player during a Champions Cup game with his club Toulon. <\/p>",
    "blurb": "France's Six Nations hopes suffered an early setback when experienced scrumhalf Morgan Parra was ruled out of their opening game against Ireland due to a knee injury.",
    "date": "2018-01-22T17:47:00",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "Reuters",
    "img_credit": "Morgan Parra \u00a9 Gallo Images",
    "category": "Six Nations",
    "videos": []
}