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France bring in uncapped winger Marvin O'Connor

Uncapped winger Marvin O'Connor has been drafted into France's RBS 6 Nations squad.

The Montpellier flyer replaces club colleague Benjamin Fall, who was injured playing in the European Challenge Cup against Harlequins last Friday.

O'Connor, capped at Under-20 level, could link up with former France Sevens team-mate Virimi Vakatawa, who was included by new Les Bleus coach Guy Noves in his original squad.

France have also confirmed that Bernard Le Roux and the uncapped Bordeaux-Begles scrum-half Baptiste Serin have joined their squad to cover for injuries to Clermont Auvergne pair Sebastien Vahaamahina and Morgan Parra.

Parra suffered a foot sprain playing for Clermont against Bordeaux-Begles on Sunday, while Vahaamahina was injured in the same game and ruled out of this week's training camp after undergoing medical tests.

France begin their Six Nations campaign against Italy in Paris on February 6.


From Belfast Telegraph