• France give Kockott the boot

    Fit-again scrumhalf Sébastien Tillous-Borde has replaced Rory Kockott in the French squad to face Wales in Paris.

    Kockott started Les Bleus' opening two games of the Six Nations, but was criticised after a disappointing display against Ireland.

    The former Sharks No 9 was also suffering from a quad injury which left him doubtful for the Wales game next Saturday.

    France squad:

    Forwards: Eddy Ben Arous, Vincent Debaty, Uini Atonio, Rabah Slimani, Guilhem Guirado, Benjamin Kayser, Yoann Maestri, Pascal Papé, Jocelino Suta, Romain Taofifenua, Thierry Dusautoir, Wenceslas Lauret, Bernard Le Roux, Yannick Nyanga, Damien Chouly, Loann Goujon.

    Backs: Morgan Parra, Sébastien Tillous-Borde, Pierre Bernard, Camille Lopez, Rémi Talès, Mathieu Bastareaud, Gaël Fickou, Wesley Fofana, Rémi Lamerat, Sofiane Guitoune, Yoann Huget, Noa Nakaitaci, Brice Dulin, Scott Spedding.

    Photo: Franck Fife/AFP Photo

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    Simon Borchardt