World News – GB – Thomas replaces Penaud as France make three changes for Wales test


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Winger Teddy Thomas replaced injured Damian Penaud as one of three changes to the squad named Thursday by French coach Fabien Galthie to host Wales this weekend before the end of the Six Nations

Galthie’s men welcome Wayne Pivac’s team to Paris on Saturday in a test match, a week before a possible tournament decider against Ireland which has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic

Les Bleus players will only be allowed to play a maximum of three matches each during the six-game campaign after the French Rugby Federation and the French League agreed last week on the availability of players outside the club department

Thomas, of Racing 92, secured a starting spot despite his omission from the squad in the final defeat of the European Champions Cup last weekend

« He was abandoned by his club. He had a very good week, we know his background and his strengths, » said the former captain of France Galthie

« When we select someone, it is because of their strengths. He convinced us this week in training, he is ready, » he added

Crestfallen suffers from an ankle problem, Vincent Rattez replaces Arthur Vincent as Gael Fickou returns to center and Jean-Baptiste Gros takes the place of retired Jefferson Poirot at the free helix of the loss in Scotland in March

Tighthead Mohamed Haouas retains his place after serving his suspension for hitting Jamie Ritchie at Murrayfield

Toulouse’s Thomas Ramos will cover full-back and bench opener after outside half Matthieu Jalibert pulled out of the squad last week for an unspecified medical reason

France will face Fiji, Italy and Scotland in a new Fall Nations Cup in November that replaced international matches originally scheduled for next month

Later, the mayor of the city of Vannes, David Robo, announced that the game against the Pacific Islanders on November 15 would be moved from Saint-Etienne in Brittany

As it stands, the Stade de la Rabine will be able to accommodate 5,000 spectators for the match due to a relatively low number of Covid-19 cases in the area

Anthony Bouthier; Teddy Thomas, Virimi Vakatawa, Gael Fickou, Vincent Rattez; Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont; Gregory Alldritt, Charles Ollivon (captain), François Cros; Paul Willemse, Bernard Le Roux; Mohamed Haouas, Julien Marchand, Cyril Baille

Replacements: Camille Chat, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bamba, Romain Taofifenua, Dylan Cretin, Baptiste Serin, Thomas Ramos, Arthur Vincent

French rugby team, Wales national rugby team, Fabien Galthié, Six Nations Championship, Damian Penaud, Teddy Thomas, Scotland

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