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Squad Update: Bastareaud included in France 6 Nations squad

France head coach Jacques Brunel has named teenage fly-half Matthieu Jalibert in his squad for the upcoming Six Nations Championship.

The Bordeaux-Bègles number ten joins another youngster, 21-year-old Anthony Belleau, as Francois Trinh-Duc drops out of the 32-man squad.



In total there are six uncapped players in the 32 as loosehead prop Dany Priso, Lyon flanker Felix Lambey, Racing 92 tighthead prop Cedate Gomes Sa, Castres full-back Geoffrey Palis and Bordeaux-Bègles back-row Marco Tauleigne also make the cut for this year’s Championship.

Centre Mathieu Bastareaud is included in France’s squad but there’s no place for Trinh-Duc as well as Louis Picamoles and Baptiste Serin.

France squad:
Forwards: Eddy Ben Arous, Yacouba Camara, Camille Chat, Paul Gabrillaugues, Cedate Gomes Sa, Kevin Gourdon, Guilhem Guirado, Arthur Iturria, Anthony Jelonch, Felix Lambey, Wenceslas Lauret, Sekou Macalou, Jefferson Poirot, Dany Priso, Rabah Slimani, Marco Tauleigne, Christopher Tolofua, Sebastien Vahaamahina
Backs: Mathieu Bastareaud, Anthony Belleau, Henry Chavancy, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Brice Dulin, Antoine Dupont, Benjamin Fall, Matthieu Jalibert, Remi Lamerat, Maxime Machenaud, Geoffrey Palis, Morgan Parra, Teddy Thomas, Virimi Vakatawa

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