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Frederic Michalak and Louis Picamoles out of New Zealand finale

Last Updated: 17/06/13 10:32am

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Freddie Michalak: Out of third Test with New Zealand

Freddie Michalak: Out of third Test with New Zealand

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France internationals Frederic Michalak and Louis Picamoles have been ruled out of the third and final Test against New Zealand in New Plymouth because of injuries.

Fly-half Michalak picked up a shoulder injury while No 8 Picamoles suffered a hip problem in France's 30-0 defeat against the All Blacks in Christchurch on Saturday.

"Those two players cannot train this week and they will not be fit for Saturday's match. It has been agreed with team staff that they will travel back to France on Tuesday," a spokesman said.

The French will not be calling up replacements for what - with the Kiwis 2-0 up in the three-match series - is a dead rubber.

New Zealand won the first Test in Auckland 23-13.

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