A NEW ERA: Fabien Galthie includes 19 uncapped players in his 42-man France squad as well as a new captain

A NEW ERA: Fabien Galthie includes 19 uncapped players in his 42-man France squad as well as a new captain

New French head coach  Fabien Galthie has named his first France squad that will compete in the 2020 Six Nations having taken over from Jacques Brunel following the Rugby World Cup.

Brunel's departure from the test squad was paired with the retirement of Guilhem Guirado with Fabien Galthie now naming Toulon flanker Charles Ollivon as the new captain of the side.


Ollivon broke back into the France squad ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan and was a standout for the side earning his 11th test match in the quarter-final against Wales.

The squad includes 19 uncapped players, 10 in the forward pack and 9 backs.

In form flyhalf Matthieu Jalibert returns to the side after he made his debut in 2018 and suffered a season-ending injury against Ireland while former France u20 flyhalf Louis Carbonel completes the set of three young flyhalves picked for the tournament with Camille Lopez dropped entirely.





Full France squad:

Cyril CAZEAUX – 24 years-old – 0 caps– Union Bordeaux-Bègles
Killian GERACI – 20 years-old – 0 caps– Lyon OU
Bernard LE ROUX – 30 years-old – 37 caps– Racing 92
Boris PALU – 23 years-old – 0 caps– Racing 92
Romain TAOFIFENUA – 29 years-old – 14 caps– RC Toulon
Paul WILLEMSE – 27 years-old – 3 caps– Montpellier Hérault Rugby

Grégory ALLDRITT – 22 years-old – 11 caps– Stade Rochelais
Dylan CRETIN – 22 years-old – 0 caps– Lyon OU
François CROS – 25 years-old – 2 caps– Stade Toulousain
Alexandre FISCHER – 21 years-old – 0 caps– ASM Clermont Auvergne
Sekou MACALOU – 24 years-old – 1 caps– Stade Français Paris
Charles OLLIVON – 26 years-old – 11 caps– RC Toulon
Selevasio TOLOFUA – 22 years-old – 0 caps– Stade Toulousain
Cameron WOKI – 21 years-old – 0 caps– Union Bordeaux-Bègles

Antoine DUPONT – 23 years-old – 20 caps– Stade Toulousain
Maxime LUCU – 26 years-old – 0 caps– Union Bordeaux-Bègles
Baptiste SERIN – 25 years-old – 33 caps– RC Toulon

Louis CARBONEL – 20 years-old – 0 caps– RC Toulon
Matthieu JALIBERT – 21 years-old – 1 caps– Union Bordeaux-Bègles
Romain NTAMACK – 20 years-old – 12 caps– Stade Toulousain

Gaël FICKOU – 25 ans – 51 caps– Stade Français Paris
Julien HERITEAU – 25 ans – 0 caps– RC Toulon
Virimi VAKATAWA – 27 ans – 21 caps– Racing 92
Arthur VINCENT – 20 ans – 0 caps– Montpellier Hérault Rugby

Gervais CORDIN – 21 ans – 0 caps– RC Toulon
Lester ETIEN – 24 ans – 0 caps– Stade Français Paris
Gabriel NGANDEBE – 22 caps– 0 sélection
Damian PENAUD – 23 ans – 16 caps– ASM Clermont Ferrand
Vincent RATTEZ – 27 ans – 3 caps– Stade Rochelais
Teddy THOMAS – 26 ans – 16 caps– Racing 92

Anthony BOUTHIER – 27 ans – 0 caps– Montpellier Hérault Rugby
Kylan HAMDAOUI – 25 ans – 0 caps– Stade Français Paris
Thomas RAMOS – 24 ans – 9 caps– Stade Toulousain

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