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France squad loses Catalans' Thomas Bosc to injury

France coach Bobbie Goulding
Goulding has concentrated on players with Super League experience

Catalans Dragons captain Thomas Bosc has been ruled out of the France team to play England at Leigh on Saturday.

The goalkicking half-back suffered a leg injury in the Dragons' 24-6 Engage Super League defeat at Hull KR on Sunday and is in France for scans.

The loss of Bosc is a body blow to the French, who have a major doubt over winger/full-back Dimitri Pelo, who also sustained a dead leg on Sunday.

France coach Bobbie Goulding said: "Dimitri is 50-50 at this stage."

Pelo will receive intensive treatment and Goulding said selecting a strong squad had not proved easy.

606: DEBATE

"We're without 10 players from last year's Four Nations but you've just got to get on with it. You have to play the cards you're dealt," added Goulding.

Bosc's place has gone to half-back Nicolas Munoz, one of three representatives from French domestic champions Lezignan.


Revised 20-man France squad (Catalans unless stated): A Bentley, R Casty, V Duport (Toulouse), O Elima (capt), J Fakir, D Ferriol, T Gigot, C Gossard, M Griffi (Toulouse), N Munoz (Lezignan), G Mounis, D Pelo, N Piquemal (Lezignan), F Quintilla (Lezignan), S Raguin, M Simon, Y Tisseyre (Toulouse), J Touxagas, F Vaccari, C Villegas (Toulouse).



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