Laporte to fry French
6 Feb 2006
French coach Bernard Laporte has made his intentions clear by adding six players to the 22 who disgraced the French jersey in Edinburgh.
The French lost for the first time in a decade to Scotland at Murrayfield and while Laporte has retained the 22 who were on duty, there is plenty of significance in who he has added to the mix.
In come veteran loose-forwards Serge Betsen and Olivier Magne, while hooker Raphel Ibanez also gets a recall.
Among the backs, winger Aurelien Rougerie and centre Damien Traille are fit again and so is lock Pascal Pape.
France plays Ireland in Paris this weekend.