France recall Dulin for Scotland in Six Nations

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has recalled Racing Metro full-back Brice Dulin for his Six Nations squad to play Scotland in the Six Nations Championship.

Dulin missed the November Test series of games after sustaining a stress fracture of his left shin with his place in the starting line-up going to South Africa-born Scott Spedding.

But he has been in fine form of late for Racing, convincing coach Philippe Saint-Andre to bring him back in.

“I spoke to him before we had our training camp and he did not feel up to three days of tough physical efforts,” said Saint-Andre of Dulin.

“But now he is much better even if he is not yet at 100 percent. He will have a week with us to get ready but already we can see that he has got his speed back.”

Also added to the squad were lock Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Francais), back-rowers Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse) and Wenceslas Lauret (Racing-Metro), centres Remi Lamerat (Castres) and Gael Fickou (Toulouse), and full-backs/wingers Sofiane Guitoune (Bordeaux-Begles) and Noa Nakaitaci (Clermont).

But there was no place for Toulon scrum-half Sebastien Tillous-Borde who left the French training camp on Wednesday to get treatment with his club for a knee injury.

Tillous-Borde was the starting scrum-half for the November Tests.

His absence leaves Saint-Andre with a choice between Rory Kockott and Morgan Parra to fill the number nine shirt for the game against the Scots at the Stade de France on Saturday.

Also missing will be Racing-Metro centre Alexandre Dumoulin who is under treatment for a tendon problem in his leg.

“I had him on the telephone this morning and he is not 100 percent fit,” said Saint-Andre.

“So we brought in Gael Fickou because Maxime Mermoz also has a groin problem.”

France Six Nations squad against Scotland:

Forwards (17): Eddy Ben Arous (Racing-Metro), Alexandre Menini (Toulon), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Rabah Slimani (Stade Francais), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Francais), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Pascal Pape (Stade Francais), Romain Taofifenua (Toulon), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse), Wenceslas Lauret (Racing-Metro), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-Metro), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Loann Goujon (La Rochelle)

Backs (14): Rory Kockott (Castres), Morgan Parra (Clermont), Remi Tales (Castres), Camille Lopez (Clermont), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Remi Lamerat (Castres), Gael Fickou (Toulouse), Teddy Thomas (Racing-Metro), Sofiane Guitoune (Bordeaux-Begles), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Noa Nakaitaci (Clermont), Brice Dulin (Racing-Metro), Scott Spedding (Bayonne)

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