Les Bleus lose skipper
21 Oct 2012
France will be without injured captain Thierry Dusautoir for the rest of the year because of a knee injury.
The 30-year-old picked up the injury during club duty with Toulouse as they beat Treviso 33-21 at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo in the European Cup. He is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.
French head coach Phillipe Saint-Andre will name a replacement on Monday.
The 2011 World Cup runners-up will face the Wallabies (10 November), Argentina (17 November) and Samoa (24 November) in their last three Tests of the year.
French squad for November Tests:
Forwards: Eddy Ben Arous, Thomas Domingo, Yannick Forestier, Benjamin Kayser, Christopher Tolofua, Dimitri Szarzewski, David Attoub, Vincent Debaty, Nicolas Mas, Yoann Maestri, Pascal Pape, Jocelino Suta, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Damien Chouly, Pierrick Gunther, Wenceslas Lauret, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Louis Picamoles
Backs: Maxime Machenaud, Morgan Parra, Frederic Michalak, Jules Plisson, Francois Trinh-Duc, Vincent Clerc, Brice Dulin, Benjamin Fall, Gael Fickou, Wesley Fofana, Florian Fritz, Yoann Huget, Vincent Martin, Maxime Mermoz.