France call on Chisholm

39-man squad includes 22 from French domestic competition

Last Updated: 03/09/10 10:55pm

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Chisholm: called up by France.

Chisholm: called up by France.

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France coach Bobbie Goulding has called up Melbourne Storm stand-off Dane Chisholm.

Chisholm has been included in Goulding's 39-man train-on squad for next month's Alitalia European Cup clashes with Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Chisholm qualifies through a French mother and grandparents who still live in France.

Goulding has also called up Sydney Roosters loose forward Jason Baitieri, who this week signed for Super League club Catalans Dragons for next season.

"Jason's a workaholic who does all the dirty work," said Goulding. "He's already shown great leadership qualities as well having captained the Newtown Jets, the Roosters' feeder club this year."

Baitieri was born in Paris, and his father Tas coached the French national team as well as Paris St Germain.

The squad includes 10 of Baitieri's new Dragons team-mates and 22 players from the French domestic competition.

Goulding will be taking his squad away to camp near Biarritz for a week towards the end of September and cannot wait for the tournament to begin.

"This competition is really important to us," he said. "France really need to be playing in the Four Nations next year against England, Australia and New Zealand.

"If everyone in this squad is right to play, then we can compete with anyone in the world."

Squad: Romaric Bemba, Roman Gagliazzo, Teddy Saddiou (Carcassonne); Jean Philippe Baille, Thomas Bosc, Remi Casty, Olivier Elima (capt), Jamal Fakir, David Ferriol, Cyril Gossard, Clint Greenshields, Gregory Mounis, Sebastian Raguin (Catalan Dragons); Matthew Alberola, Thibault Ancely, Andrew Bentley, Julian Bousquet, Nicolas Munoz, Florian Quintilla, Micheal Tribillac (Lezignan); Dane Chisholm (Melbourne Storm); Maxime Greseque, Christophe Moly (Pia); Jason Baitieri (Sydney Roosters); Vincent Duport, Matthew Griffi, Kevin Larroyer, Antony Maria, Yoan Tisseyre (Toulouse); William Barthau, Kane Bentley, Tony Gigot, Sebastien Martins, Quentin Nauroy, Eloi Pellissier, Michael Simon, Cyril Stacul, Julian Touxagas, Frederic Vaccari (UTC).

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