France squad named for June tour to Australia

franceHead coach Philippe Saint-André has named his France squad for their June tour to Australia.

Freddie Michalak returns to the group, meaning there is no place for in-form Montpellier outside half François Trinh-Duc. Castres centre Remi Lamerat is selected ahead of Toulon man Maxime Mermoz, while uncapped Bordeaux outside back Felix le Bourhis is included.

In the pack Fulgence Oudraogo returns, despite having played just 40 minutes of rugby since October, and there is a place for 30 year old Toulon prop Alex Menini.

France play three tests against Australia, the first on 7th June in Brisbane, then in Melbourne on 14th and Sydney on 21st.

France squad for June tests against Australia

Forwards (18)
1. Thomas DOMINGO – ASM Clermont Auvergne
2. Alexandre MENINI – RC Toulon
3. Guilhem GUIRADO – USA Perpignan Roussillon
4. Benjamin KAYSER – ASM Clermont Auvergne
5. Christopher TOLOFUA – Stade Toulousain
6. Vincent DEBATY – ASM Clermont Auvergne
7. Nicolas MAS – Montpellier HRC
8. Rabah SLIMANI – Stade Français Paris
9. Alexandre FLANQUART – Stade Français Paris
10. Bernard LE ROUX – Racing Métro 92
11. Yoann MAESTRI – Stade Toulousain
12. Sébastien VAHAAMAHINA – USA Perpignan Roussillon
13. Antoine BURBAN – Stade Français Paris
14. Damien CHOULY – ASM Clermont Auvergne
15. Thierry DUSAUTOIR – Stade Toulousain (Cap)
16. Yannick NYANGA – Stade Toulousain
17. Fulgence OUEDRAOGO – Montpellier HRC
18. Louis PICAMOLES – Stade Toulousain

Backs (13)
19. Maxime MACHENAUD – Racing Métro 92
20. Morgan PARRA – ASM Clermont Auvergne
21. Frédéric MICHALAK – RC Toulon
22. Rémi TALES – Castres Olympique
23. Mathieu BASTAREAUD – RC Toulon
24. Gaël FICKOU – Stade Toulousain
25. Wesley FOFANA – ASM Clermont Auvergne
26. Rémi LAMERAT – Castres Olympique
27. Yoann HUGET – Stade Toulousain
28. Felix LE BOURHIS – Union Bordeaux Bègles Rugby
29. Maxime MEDARD – Stade Toulousain
30. Hugo BONNEVAL – Stade Français Paris
31. Brice DULIN – Castres Olympique