Bernard Le Roux, Daniel Kotze and Noa Nakaitaci named in France squad
Last Updated: 14/05/13 6:08pm
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France boss Philippe Saint-Andre has named eight uncapped players in his squad for next month's tour of New Zealand.
Among the new faces are three overseas-born players - with South African duo Bernard Le Roux and Daniel Kotze and Fijian winger Noa Nakaitaci called up for the first time.
Nakaitaci and Kotze have impressed during Clermont's charge towards European and domestic glory, while Metro flanker Le Roux qualifies on residency grounds after arriving in Paris in 2009.
Eddy Ben Arous, Alexandre Flanquart, Camille Lopez, Remi Tales and Adrien Plante will also be hoping for their first caps after being included by Saint-Andre.
However Montpellier fly-half François Trinh-Duc is the most notable absentee.
France - Forwards: Eddy Ben Arous (Racing-Métro), Vincent Debaty (Clermont), Thomas Domingo (Clermont), Guilhem Guirado (Perpignan), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing-Metro), Luc Ducalcon (Clermont), Daniel Kotze (Clermont), Nicolas Mas (Perpignan), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Français), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Christophe Samson (Castres), Sébastien Vahaamahina (Perpignan), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Fulgence Ouedraogo (Montpellier), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse, cap.), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-Metro), Antonie Claassen (Castres), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse).
Backs: Maxime Machenaud (Racing-Metro), Morgan Parra (Clermont), Frederic Michalak (Toulon), Camille Lopez (Bordeaux-Begles), Remi Tales (Castres), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Gael Fickou (Toulouse), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Florian Fritz (Toulouse), Maxime Mermoz (Toulon), Maxime Medard (Toulouse), Noa Nakaitaci (Clermont), Alexis Palisson (Toulon), Adrien Plante (Perpignan), Brice Dulin (Castres), Yoann Huget (Touloluse).