France name strong squad for Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow

France name strong squad for Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow

France men's Sevens coach Frederic Pomarel has named a strong squad of 12 players to compete at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow on 28-30 June, where they line up in Pool A with Australia, Spain and Tunisia. Eleven of the 12 French players are full-time Sevens athletes contracted to the union and both of this season's captains, Vincent Deniau and ManoŽl Dall'Igna, are fit to play after niggling injuries, which is a boost to Pomarel. Crucially, the coach also has the services of his key playmaking duo, Terry Bouhraoua and Paul Albaladejo, while other regulars such as Julien Candelon, Jean-Baptiste Gobelet, Steeve Barry and Jean-Baptiste Mazoue make the cut.

France men's Sevens coach Frederic Pomarel has named a strong squad of 12 players to compete at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow on 28-30 June, where they line up in Pool A with Australia, Spain and Tunisia.

Eleven of the 12 French players are full-time Sevens athletes contracted to the union and both of this season's captains, Vincent Deniau and Manoël Dall'Igna, are fit to play after niggling injuries, which is a boost to Pomarel.

Crucially, the coach also has the services of his key playmaking duo, Terry Bouhraoua and Paul Albaladejo, while other regulars such as Julien Candelon, Jean-Baptiste Gobelet, Steeve Barry and Jean-Baptiste Mazoue make the cut.

Pacy wing Renaud Delmas is not included in the squad, but ASM Clermont Auvergne and French national team full-back Jean-Marcellin Buttin is included.

France are no strangers to Moscow, having played there on the FIRA European Grand Prix circuit.

France team for RWC Sevens:

1. DENIAU Vincent (FFR), 2. DALL’IGNA Manoël (FFR), 3. MAZOUE Jean-Baptiste (FFR), 4. BOUHRAOUA Terry (FFR), 5. ALBALADEJO Paul (FFR), 6. JANE Julien (FFR), 7. BUTTIN Jean-Marcellin (ASM Clermont Auvergne), 8. LAUGEL Jonathan (FFR), 9. BARRY Steeve (FFR), 10. CANDELON Julien (FFR), 11. GOBELET Jean-Baptiste (FFR), 12. INIGO Vincent (FFR)