Servat back for Les Bleus clash in Rome

HOOKER William Servat has been named in the France squad for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy in Rome.

Servat missed the 26-19 victory over Ireland with a knee injury but returns at the expense of Dimitri Swarzewski, as coach Bernard Laporte makes just one change.

“We wanted to keep the same group as that which beat Ireland because they did very well,” said manager Jo Maso.

Laporte and Maso will announce their starting line-up today.

France squad: Forwards: S Bruno (Sale), W Servat (Sale), S Marconnet (Stade Francais), N Mas (Perpignan), P De Villiers (Stade Francais), F Pelous (Toulouse, captain), J Thion (Biarritz), P Pape (Bourgoin), S Betsen (Biarritz), J Bonnaire (Bourgoin), Y Nyanga (Beziers), G Lamboley (Toulouse)

Backs: D Yachvili (Biarritz), P Mignoni (Clermont), Y Delaigue (Castres), F Michalak (Toulouse), B Baby (Toulouse), Y Jauzion (Toulouse), D Marty (Perpignan), C Heymans (Toulouse), C Dominici (Stade Francais), J Laharrague (Brive).

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