Tue 15 Nov 2022 | 04:04

France unveil their new captain

France unveil their new captain
Tue 15 Nov 2022 | 04:04
France unveil their new captain
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TEAM NEWS: Charles Ollivon will captain France in the Six Nations champions’ final Test of the year against Japan on Sunday in the absence of the suspended Antoine Dupont.

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Ollivon was named skipper when Fabien Galthie took over as coach after the 2019 World Cup.

However, Dupont replaced the Toulon back row forward when he suffered a serious knee injury in 2021 – with the Toulouse scrum-half leading the French to the Six Nations Grand Slam last season.

Ollivon captained the side in the absence of Dupont on the victorious tour of Japan in the close season.

He will do so again with the scrum-half suspended due to his red card in the 30-26 win over world champions South Africa last Saturday.

 

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