France names 3 uncapped players in Six Nations team made up of 37 people


France boss Fabien Galthie was the fastest to come out of the blocks ahead of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations, announcing his squad of 37 players who will prepare for the February 6 opener against Italy at Stadio Olimpico .
Fresh off an encouraging fall schedule that culminated in a second place finish in the 2020 Six Nations and England overtime at Twickenham in the Fall Nations Cup final, Galthie’s latest team show that he is ready to experiment even more in his second calendar. year in charge.

Three uncapped players were part of France’s first team of 2021, winger Donovan Taofifenua and pillar Georges-Henri Colombe of Racing and Stade Français Julien Delbouis.

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Among the injured, Romain Ntamack, Demba Bamba and Cameron Woki are all absent but François Cros is part of the selection which Galthie hopes to be able to win the Six Nations for France for the first time since 2010.

The team with Antoine Dupont as their heartbeat will train in Nice from January 25 to February 5 before flying to Rome to open a championship schedule that will take them to Ireland to Dublin in the second round on February 14. They will then play Scotland at home. and England away before ending with a March 20 game in Paris against Wales.

PREMIER RANG: Uini Atonio (34 caps), Cyril Baille (23), Pierre Bourgarit (3), Camille Chat (30), Georges-Henri Colombe (0), Jean-Baptiste Gros (5), Mohamed Haouas (7), Hassane Kolingar (2), Julien Marchand (9);
SECOND ROW: Killian Geraci (2), Bernard Le Roux (44), Baptiste Pesenti (2), Swan Rebbadj (1), Romain Taofifenua (20), Paul Willemse (12);
LAST ROW: Gregory Alldritt (18), Dylan Cretin (5), François Cros (8), Anthony Jelonch (4), Charles Ollivon (18), Selevasio Tolofua (1);

SCRUM-DEMI: Baptiste Couilloud (5), Antoine Dupont (27), Baptiste Serin (39);
EXCLUDING HALF: Louis Carbonel (2), Matthieu Jalibert (8);
CENTRE: Julien Delbouis (0), Gael Fickou (58), Virimi Vakatawa (27), Arthur Vincent (7);
WINGS: Damian Penaud (17), Donovan Taofifenua (0), Teddy Thomas (22), Gabin Villiere (2);
COMPLETE FILE: Anthony Bouthier (6), Brice Dulin (31), Thomas Ramos (14).


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