France confirm squad for Summer Series

Louis Bielle-Biarrey scores a try 13/7/2021
France have confirmed their 30-man squad for the Six Nations Under-20 Summer Series.

France have confirmed their 30-man squad for the Six Nations Under-20 Summer Series.

Following a preparation camp in Nice, Les Bleuets have cut their group from the 37 players initially selected for the upcoming games against Ireland, England and South Africa.

Bordeaux full-back Louis Bielle-Biarrey, who has a European hat-trick to his name this season, retains his place in the squad along with Stade Français fly-half Léo Barré.

France finished second in the most recent Six Nations Under-20s, with their only defeat coming to a last-gasp try against Grand Slam champions Ireland in Round 2.

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France Under-20 manager Jean-Marc Béderède said: “This squad is about continuity but above all the result of an evaluation over the whole year.

“We have seen the boys in their club, in selection training or with the various teams of France under 18 or under 20. The choices were difficult since we are going to Italy without players who would have deserved to be there, but these are selection choices.

“This should motivate those who will have the chance to compete in the U20 Summer Series all the more, to show enthusiasm and dynamism because these are exceptional and privileged moments.”

France squad for the Six Nations Under-20s Summer Series:

AURIAC Max (Stade Toulousain)

BANOS Leo (Montois Stadium)

BARRÉ Léo (French Stadium)

BAUDONNE Maxime (Racing 92)

BELLEMAND Robin (US Colomiers)

BIELLE-BIARREY Louis (Union Bordeaux Bègles)

BOUDOU Benjamin (AS Clermont Auvergne)

COULON Jules (RC Toulon)

DA CUNHA Abel (Racing 92)

DELLA SCHIAVA Noah (Stade Rochelais)

DEPOORTERE Nicolas (Union Bordeaux Bègles)

GAILLETON Emilien (SU Agen)

GARCIA Mateo (Union Bordeaux Bègles)

JAUNEAU Baptiste (AS Clermont Auvergne)

LABARTHE Leo (Toulousain Stadium)

LE BRUN Louis (Castres Olympique)

MASSE Gatien (Union Bordeaux Begles)

M’FOUDI Samuel (USA Perpignan)

MONTGAILLARD Victor (USA Perpignan)

MOUKORO Thomas (Racing 92)

NTAMACK Theo (Stade Toulousain)

PERCHAUD Matis (Aviron Bayonnais)

PORTAT Raphael (Stade Toulousain)

RANDLE Ethan (USA Perpignan)

REYBIER Enzo (US Oyonnax)

SA Connor (Union Bordeaux Begles)

SUTA Malohi (Provence Rugby)

TAREL Simon (Provence Rugby)

TIXERONT Killian (AS Clermont Auvergne)

YEMSI Eliott (RC Toulon)