Bastareaud re­turns to France squad

The Star Early Edition - - SPORT -

MATHIEU Bastareaud was called into the France squad for the Six Na­tions yes­ter­day as Les Bleus suf­fered fur­ther in­jury set­backs in the build-up up to their open­ing game against Eng­land. The pow­er­ful cen­tre re­placed Henry Cha­vancy, who was called up on Sun­day af­ter Wes­ley Fo­fana rup­tured an Achilles ten­don in play­ing for his club Cler­mont in a Cham­pi­ons Cup game on Satur­day. The French fed­er­a­tion did not elab­o­rate on the na­ture of Cha­vancy’s in­jury or that of prop Eddy Ben Arous, who has been ruled out and re­placed by Xavier Chiocci.

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