French squad for Summer internationals

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  1. Charles

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    Avants : Barcella (Biarritz), Domingo (Clermont), Szarzewski (Paris), Guirado (Perpignan), Mas (Perpignan), Ducalcon (Castres), Poux (Toulouse), Millo-Chluski (Toulouse), Nallet (Racing-Metro), Papé (Paris), Pierre (Clermont), Harinordoquy (Biarritz), Picamoles (Toulouse), Dusautoir (Toulouse), Bonnaire (Clermont), Lauret (Biarritz).

    Arrières : Yachvili (Biarritz), Parra (Clermont), Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), Skrela (Toulouse), Mermoz (Perpignan), Jauzion (Toulouse), Marty (Perpignan), Bastareaud (Paris), Clerc (Toulouse), Andreu (Castres), Poitrenaud (Toulouse), Porical (Perpignan), Rougerie (Clermont), Malzieu (Clermont).

    Good squad. Should be able to give the Saffers a good run for their money. Esp now that Botha's not gonna be there...
     
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    Where is Flosch from Clermont and Wisniewski from Metro? Skrela - cmon :D are you serious? :D very good back division and no Heymans, Medard, Traille.
     
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    Floch is not as good as Poitrenaud or Porical. Wisniewski is not good enough and his style is not what the coach wants. Skrela, we agree.
     
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    That is a squad that is sure to push us. Can hardly wait. Will buy my ticket ASAP!
     
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    Dammit, that is some panel.

    What a choice of of props ye have, whoever ye don't pick would walk into most teams. Highlights even more how Ireland aren't even at the races when It comes to props
     
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    Probable first XV

    Domingo Szar Mas
    Pierre Nallet
    Dusautoir Picamoles Harinordoquy

    Parra TD

    Malzieu Jauzion Bastareaud Clerc
    Poitrenaud
     
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    True. Barcella and Domingo are both world class looseheads, great in the scrum and around the park (esp Barcella, great hands for a prop). Mas is the best tighthead in the Top14, and that's saying something. And Poux and Ducalcon are no pushovers. This is great.

    Have you had a look at France A? Very very good squad as well, full of prospects.
     
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    Have France only got SA and Argentina this summer?
    They should beat both of those i think. SA will be tough as it'll be in their backyard, but i reckon they can do it
     
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    Yep, SA and Argentina. We won/drew last time we played in SA in 2006. This time is gonna be a huge game after the spanking we gave then in Paris in November. The team for Argentina will probably be without Nallet, Harinordoquy and Jauzion. I'm pretty interested in seeing Mermoz for a full game. Gives different possibilities from Jauzion in the backline.
     
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    Will Andreu get much game time against SA, or will his lack of physicality count against him. Cos he's a star.
     
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    I would replace Pierre by Millo-Chuski and possibly Clerc by Rougerie.
     
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    I would think Andreu will play against the Argies, yes. Or maybo on the bench against SA. Then again, hard to pick between Rougerie Malzieu and Clerc. I'm not a big fan of Rougerie tbh...
     
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    Neither do I but I'm not convinced by Vincent Clerc who has not fully recovered from his injury in my view.
     
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    Agree entirely. His speed and more importantly his step is gone. That's a problem for a winger. We miss a good right wing. Malzieu and Andreu are good on the left but...
     
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    Clerc used to have also a very good clearance kicking, Rougerie is average on that department while I don't remember neither Malzieu nor Andreu kicking. Palisson is the only one player that can be at the wing and who is good at kicking.
     
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    I'm talking about his sidestep (crochet)...

    Anyway, injury update:

    Hari out, Lamboley in

    Jauzion out, Fritz in
     
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    I know but in practice nowadays you'll see more clearance kicks than sidesteps.
     
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    Oh, ok. A winger who can't step is a bit useless anyway, no matter how good his clearance kick is. For example he had a good occasion to score against SA in November, and he completely ****** it. He'd have scored before his injury.
     
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    andreu is brilliant. hes got so much pace on him
     
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    Yes but needs to improve his defence. He was ridiculed by Clerc a couple of times when Castres played Toulouse at play-off stage.
     
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