Five red and black players called by France head coach
Last Wednesday, early in the afternoon, France’s head coach Guy Novès gave the list of the players who were picked for the test games against New Zealand (on November 11th), South Africa (on November 18th) and Japan (on November 25th). Five Toulon players were included: hooker Guilhem Guirado, second row Romain Taofifenua, fly-halves Anthony Belleau and François Trinh-Duc, and centre Mathieu Bastareaud.
Here is the list of the 31 players who were picked:
Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Anthony Belleau (Toulon), Judicael Cancoriet, Raphaël Chaume , Geoffrey Doumayrou , Nans Ducuing, Antoine Dupont, Paul Gabrillagues, Kévin Gourdon, Antoine Guillamon, Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Yoann Huget, Anthony Jelonch, Daniel Kotze, Gabriel Lacroix, Félix, Lambey, Rémi Lamerat, Clément Maynadier, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Damian Penaud, Louis Picamoles, Jefferson Poirot, Baptiste Serin, Rabah Slimani, Scott Spedding, Romain Taofifenua (Toulon), Marco Tauleigne, Teddy Thomas, Christopher Tolofua, François Trinh-Duc (Toulon), Sébastien Vahaamahina, Virimi Vakatawa.
Fullback Hugo Bonneval has been included among the fourteen reserve players for the game against the All Blacks in Lyon, on November 14th.
Three Toulon players have also been picked up to play with the Barbarians team: hooker Anthony Etrillard, right prop Emerick Setiano and second row Swan Rebbadj.