January 19, 2022
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Vakatawa named in French squad

Fijian powerhouse Virimi Vakatawa has been named in France 42 member squad for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations championship.
 
France has named seven uncapped players with a recall for out-of-favour winger Teddy Thomas and the fit-again Vakatawa.
 
Rugbypass.com reports that scrum-half Antoine Dupont has recently been absent with a knee injury.
 
However, the decision by Fabien Galthie to include him in his latest Test squad suggests Dupont will be ready for action when France play host to Italy in Paris on February 6.
 
France Forwards: Gregory Alldritt, Uini Atonio, Cyril Baille, Demba Bamba, Gaetan Barlot, Daniel Bibi Biziwu, Dylan Cretin, Francois Cros, Ibrahim Diallo, Thibaud Flament, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Mohamed Haouas, Anthony Jelonch, Bernard Le Roux, Sekou Macalou, Julien Marchand, Peato Mauvaka, Yoan Tanga, Romain Taofifenua, Florent Vanverberghe, Florian Verhaeghe, Paul Willemse, Cameron Woki;
 
France Backs: Leo Berdeu, Baptiste Couilloud, Jonathan Danty, Brice Dulin, Antoine Dupont, Jules Favre, Gael Fickou, Antoine Hastoy, Melvyn Jaminet, Matthis Lebel, Maxime Lucu, Yoram Moefana, Romain Ntamack, Damian Penaud, Thomas Ramos, Teddy Thomas, Virimi Vakatawa, Tani Vili, Gabin Villiere.
 
By Romeka Romena  


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