Tue 22 Jan 2019 | 03:46

Le Roux's replacement revealed

Le Roux's replacement revealed
Tue 22 Jan 2019 | 03:46
Le Roux's replacement revealed
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NEWS: Flank Fabien Sanconnie has replaced his injured Racing 92 clubmate Bernard le Roux in the France squad preparing for the Six Nations, team management announced on Tuesday.

Sanconnie, a 23-year-old with four caps, joins the 30 squad members who gathered on Sunday at the training base at Marcoussis outside Paris, to prepare for France’s opening match, at home to Wales, on Friday, February 1.

Le Roux, a 29-year-old with 33 caps, injured a knee on Saturday as Racing beat Scarlets to top their European Champions Cup pool. He missed France’s November Tests after injuring an eye socket, also in Europe against Ulster.

Sanconnie moved to Racing last year after Brive, the club where he started his career, were relegated from the Top 14. He has struggled to hold down a place in the team. He has played seven times in 14 rounds of the Top 14 and has not appeared in Europe.

Since Jacques Brunel took over as France coach at the end of 2017, Sanconnie has only played once for France, at No. 8 in a loss in New Zealand in June.

Agence France-Presse

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