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Michalak back in France squad to face South Africa

Michalak back in France squad to face South Africa

France rugby coach Marc Lievremont has recalled flyhalf Frederic Michalak to face World Cup winners South Africa in next week's test match.
Lievremont picked France Under-21 captain Alexandre Lapandry on Wednesday but decided against recalling center Mathieu Bastareaud, who has apologized for lying to New Zealand police about being assaulted on tour in June.
To compensate for South Africa's superior strength in the pack, Lievremont named 17 forwards in his squad.
France plays South Africa in Toulouse on Nov. 13, followed by games against Samoa at Stade de France and New Zealand in Marseille.


Updated : 2021-03-07 07:08 GMT+08:00