Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 July 2014

Medard confident of Twickenham spot

Maxime Medard

France full-back Maxime Medard is "99%" certain he will be fit to play in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with England.

The 24-year-old was named on Tuesday in coach Marc Lievremont's starting line-up, but doubts over his involvement emerged due to a hamstring problem and Medard has been closely monitored this week.

However, the versatile Toulouse player, who has switched from the wing for the Twickenham clash, expects to be given the all-clear.

Medard told www.lequipe.fr: "It's getting better. Even if there is still a little discomfort.

"I had another MRI scan this morning (Thursday). But there is nothing in particular."

Medard, who suffered his injury in a training session on Monday, added: "I give myself a 99% chance of playing."

Clement Poitrenaud and Damien Traille would be contenders to step in for Medard if he is ruled out.

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