Lievremont names unchanged France squad

France head coach Marc Lievremont will go with an unchanged squad for next weekend’s RBS 6 Nations match against Scotland in Paris.

France head coach Marc Lievremont will go with an unchanged squad for next weekend’s RBS 6 Nations match against Scotland in Paris.

Benoit Lecouls (neck), Sebastien Chabal (back) and Imanol Harinordoquy (knee) all picked up knocks in yesterday’s 30-21 defeat to Ireland in Dublin.

But the three forwards’ injuries are not thought to be serious, and they have been retained in the 23-man group.

Lievremont will name his starting XV for Saturday’s Stade de France clash on Tuesday morning.

France squad for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations match against Scotland:

Backs: Maxime Medard, Clement Poitrenaud, Cedric Heymans (all Toulouse), Julien Malzieu (Clermont-Auvergne), Yannick Jauzion, Florian Fritz (both Toulouse), Benoit Baby (Clermont-Auvergne), Lionel Beauxis (Stade Francais), Sebastien Tillous-Borde (Castres), Morgan Parra (Bourgoin).

Forwards: Fabien Barcella (Biarritz), Lionel Faure (Sale), Benoit Lecouls (Toulouse), Nicolas Mas (Perpignan), Dimitri Szarzewski (Stade Francais), Benjamin Kayser (Leicester), Lionel Nallet (Castres), Romain Millo-Chluski (Toulouse), Sebastien Chabal (Sale), Imanol Harinordoquy (Biarritz), Fulgence Ouedraogo, Louis Picamoles (both Montpellier), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse).

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