Taofifenua gets maiden France call-up for Boks

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:05

SQUAD UPDATE: Sebastien Taofifenua has been given a first call-up for France for Saturday's Test against South Africa after Raphaël Chaume was ruled out through injury, the France team said.

The 25-year-old prop Taofifenua is the brother of international lock forward Romain Taofifenua.

He steps in instead of Chaume after the Clerment prop was injured in France's 18-38 defeat to New Zealand.

Chaume's injury came as he too was making his international debut when coming on as a late substitute at the Stade de France on Saturday. France's coaching staff did not specify what injury Chaume had suffered.

Taofifenua was selected for the France squad following an impressive display in the French Barbarian's 19-15 win over the Maori All Blacks on Friday.

Agence France-Presse