(Reuters) - France have selected four uncapped players in the squad to face England at Twickenham in their Six Nations opener next month. Manager Guy Noves selected a 32-man group with lock Arthur Iturria, fullback Geoffrey Palis, prop Mohamed Boughanmi and third rower Fabien Sanconnie hoping to win their first cap against England, who went through 2016 unbeaten, on Feb. 4.
Sanconnie’s presence meant Wenceslas Lauret and Alexandre Lapandry were left out of the squad unveiled on Wednesday. There were no surprises amongst the rest of the squad, with promising scrumhalf Baptiste Serin, who was impressive in the June and November test series, being called up.
Reporting by Julien Pretot; editing by Ken Ferris