French scraps for SA test

France, a match away from winning the Six Nations, will send a second string squad to South Africa for the one-off test in June.

French coach Bernard Laporte said that several players would be rested ahead of the 2007 World Cup — and that fringe players would be included for the tests against Romania and the Boks in Cape Town on June 24.

“Certain players will be rested in June as our priority will be to try out other players in certain positions,” said Laporte. “We are taking into consideration the number of matches played during the season. We will hold back potential candidates for the
World Cup.”

The French play Romania in Bucharest on June 17.