Thu 24 May

France name squad for Wales fixture

France name squad for Wales fixture

The French Federation has announced a list of 24 players shortlisted for the game against  Wales on June 16 2012 in Wrexham. 
The list of 19 players who will then travel to Wales will be announced by the management team, which will consist of Aurélien Cologni, former assistant coach Bobbie Goulding and national coach Thierry Dumaine. Guy Lafourge  will manage the team.
Nicolas Larrat, President of the FFR XIII said: “It was important, as part of the preparation for this game, that we see some change at international level. There is an opportunity for the  young players at our elite clubs and to make their mark for  the Rugby League World Cup 2013 and the Euro-Nations tournament in the Autumn. 

“We know how good our Catalan Dragons players are but the game against Wales can offer opportunities to the elite young players who have demonstrated throughout the season the qualities needed to play at the highest level.

“Of course, it was also important to us that some of the senior players like Jean Philippe BAILE and Thomas Bosc, who are in need of some game time to aid their return from injury, could support the young players who are about to be launched in at the deep end.”

France Squad:

Olivier ARNAUD (Avignon) / Jean-Philippe BAILE (Dragons Catalans) / William BARTHAU (Saint-Estève XIII Catalan) / Romaric BEMBA (Carcassonne) / Andrew BENTLEY (Lézignan) / Kane BENTLEY (Lézignan) / Julian BOUSQUET (Saint Estève XIII Catalan) / Thomas BOSC (Dragons Catalans) / Damien CARDACE (Saint Estève XIII Catalan) / Anthony CARRERE (Pia) / Olivier ELIMA (Bradford Bulls) / Mathieu GRIFFI (Lézignan) / Théo GONZALEZ-TRIQUE (Toulouse) / Jérémy GUIRAUD (Carcassonne) / Kevin LARROYER (Toulouse) / Samy MASSELOT (Villeneuve sur Lot) / Grégory MOUNIS (Dragons Catalans) / Mathias PALA (Saint-Estève XIII Catalan) / Eloi PELISSIER (Dragons Catalans) / Stanislas ROBIN (Villeneuve sur Lot) / Clément SOUBEYRAS (Pia) / Jonathan SOUM (Carcassonne) / Cyril STACUL (Dragons Catalans) / Yoan TISSEYRE (Lézignan).


France name squad for Wales fixture Despite having officially handed over the reins, ex-France coach Bobbie Goulding has helped pick the latest French training squad.


Rugby League World Cup
Sat 23 NovNew Zealand 20-18 England
Sun 17 NovSamoa 4-22 Fiji
Sat 16 NovEngland 34-6 France
Fri 15 NovNew Zealand 40-4 Scotland
Mon 11 NovFrance 6-22 Samoa
Sun 10 NovWales 24-28 Cook Islands
Sat 09 NovEngland 34-12 Fiji
Fri 08 NovNew Zealand 56-10 Papua New Guinea
Thu 07 NovScotland 22-8 USA
Tue 05 NovTonga 22-16 Cook Islands

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