France announce squad and captain for 2020 Six Nations

Toulon flanker Charles Ollivon will captain France in this season’s Guinness Six Nations Championship.

It is the first key playing appointment of new Les Blues’ head coach Fabien Galthie’s reign.

Galthie has chosen to refrain from nominating a permanent skipper as was the case in 2016 with Guilhem Guirado, who has since retired from Test rugby.

“I will take advantage of every second because it is a great honour,” Ollivon told the FFR website.

“Fabien (Galthie) called me when I was at home. It was a special moment. I look forward to starting this new adventure.”

Galthie’s first match in charge will see Rugby World Cup losing finalists England travelling to Paris on February 2.

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