Injury rules French flanker out of Six Nations. The 29-year-old will miss the entire tournament having suffered a knee injury during Racing 92’s Champions Cup victory over Scarlets in Paris on Saturday.
Flanker Fabien Sanconnie has supplanted his harmed Racing 92 club-mate Bernard Le Roux in the France squad getting ready for the Six Nations, group the board declared on Tuesday.
Sanconnie, a 23-year-old with four tops, joins the 30 squad individuals who assembled on Sunday at the preparation base at Marcoussis outside Paris, to plan for France’s opening match, at home to Wales, on Friday, February 1.
Le Roux, a 29-year-old with 33 tops, harmed a knee on Saturday as Racing beat Scarlets to top their European Champions Cup pool. He missed France’s November Tests subsequent to harming an eye attachment, additionally in Europe against Ulster.
Sanconnie moved to Racing the previous summer after Brive, the club where he began his vocation, were consigned from the Top 14. He has attempted to hold down a place in the group. He has played multiple times in 14 rounds of the Top 14 and has not showed up in Europe.
Since Jacques Brunel assumed control as France mentor toward the finish of 2017, Sanconnie has just played once for France, at No. 8 out of a misfortune in New Zealand in June.