France recall Thomas Domingo and Louis Picamoles
Last Updated: 17/11/13 5:33pm
Thomas Picamoles: One of two players recalled to France's preliminary squad
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has recalled Thomas Domingo and Louis Picamoles to his 30-man preliminary squad for Saturday's Test against South Africa.
Prop Domingo and number eight Picamoles come in for lock Yoann Maestri, who is suspended following his red card against Tonga, and flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo, who picked up a shoulder injury during the same match, which France won 38-18.
Picamoles returns after having missed a number of games with a hip injury, while Domingo has also spent time on the sidelines of late with a knee problem.
The rest of the squad for the clash against the Springboks at the Stade de France is unchanged.
France preliminary squad for Test match against South Africa:
Forwards: Vincent Debaty (Clermont), Thomas Domingo (Clermont), Yannick Forestier (Castres), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing-Métro), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Rabah Slimani (Stade Français), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Français), Pascal Papé (Stade Français), Sébastien Vahaamahina (Perpignan), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse, captain), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-Métro), Wenceslas Lauret (Racing-Métro), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Antonie Claassen (Castres), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse)
Backs: Jean-Marc Doussain (Toulouse), Jonathan Pélissié (Montpellier), Morgan Parra (Clermont), Frédéric Michalak (Toulon), Rémi Talès (Castres), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Gaël Fickou (Toulouse), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Florian Fritz (Toulouse), Maxime Médard (Toulouse), Sofiane Guitoune (Perpignan), Brice Dulin (Castres), Yoann Huget (Toulouse)