France’s XLII for the Six Nations

It’s Wednesday, it’s 1PM, here at least, and we know have the full list of the poor/lucky (I’ll edit in a few months) bastards who will train for the 6N squad, with roughly 28 of them being picked for each game as far as I know.

Loosehead props: Poirot (UBB, 27), Gros (RCT, 20), Baille (ST, 26)

Tighthead props: Bamba (LOU, 21), Aldegheri (ST, 26), Haouas (MHR, 25)

Hookers: Chat (R92, 24), Marchand J. (ST, 24), Etrillard (RCT, 26)

Locks: Le Roux (R92, 30), Willemse (MHR, 27), Taofifenua (RCT, 29), Geraci (LOU, 20), Cazeaux (UBB, 24), Palu (R92, 23)

Third-rows: Ollivon (RCT, 26, c), Cros (ST, 25), Alldritt (LR, 22), Tolofua (ST, 22), Cretin (LOU, 22), Fischer (ASM, 21), Macalou (SF, 24), Woki (UBB, 21)

Scrum-halves: Dupont (ST, 23), Serin (RCT, 25), Lucu (UBB, 26)

Fly-halves: Carbonel (RCT, 20), Jalibert (UBB, 21), Ntamack (ST, 20)

Centres: Fickou (SF, 25), Hériteau (RCT, 25), Vakatawa (R92, 27), Vincent (MHR, 20)

Wings: Cordin (RCT, 21), Etien (SF, 24), Ngandebe (MHR, 22), Penaud (ASM, 23), Rattez (LR, 27), Thomas (R92, 26)

Fullbacks: Bouthier (MHR, 27), Hamdaoui (SF, 25), Ramos (ST, 24)

Notes:

  • only Bernard Le Roux is 30, average age is slightly under 24
  • the rumors I mentioned today were full of crap
  • no Lambey or Couilloud, but I think that’s due to injury
  • no Médard, Huget, Lopez, Raka, Iturria, Gabrillagues
  • players come from 9 different teams: Toulouse (8), Toulon (8), Montpellier (5), Bordeaux (5), Racing (5), Stade Français (4), Lyon (3), Clermont (2), La Rochelle (2)
  • it doesn’t look like a team that will beat England this year, they are clearly looking at 2023