Brunel names France squad to face New Zealand in June

Brunel names France squad to face New Zealand in June

Jacques Brunel has named a 32-man squad to travel to New Zealand to face the All Blacks in a three-Test series next month. There is just one debutant, Pierre Bourgaritl, the La Rochelle hooker has had a stellar season.

Toulon captain Guilhem Guirado will sit out the tour, with Teddy Thomas back in the international frame alongside Rémi Lamerat, Anthony Belleau, Félix Lambey and Alexandre Lapandry, who were all dropped in February following the Six Nations defeat to Scotland.

Clermont petit général Morgan Parra returns to the national set-up for the first time since the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Stade Francais fly-half Jules Plisson is also back in fold, also named is Maxime Medard, Baptiste Serin and Wesley Fofana who last played a Test in 2016 against the All Blacks.

France squad: Uini Atonio, Mathieu Babillot, Cyril Baille, Mathieu Bastareaud, Anthony Belleau, Eddy Ben Arous, Hugo Bonneval, Pierre Bourgarit, Camille Chat, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Benjamin Fall, Gaël Fickou, Wesley Fofana, Paul Gabrillagues, Kélian Galletier, Cedate Gomes Sa, Kevin Gourdon, Rémy Grosso, Félix Lambey, Rémi Lamerat, Alexandre Lapandry, Bernard Le Roux, Yoann Maestri, Maxime Medard, Morgan Parra, Adrien Pelissie, Jules Plisson, Dany Priso, Fabien Sanconnie, Baptiste Serin, Rabah Slimani, Teddy Thomas

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