France name initial 17-man party for Pumas tour


France have called up an initial 17 players for their tour to Argentina, with 11 more to be added following the Top 14 play-offs.

Guy Noves' side travel to South America for a two-Test series against the Pumas, starting in Tucuman on June 19.

Noves has named seven uncapped players in his initial party, including the Bordeaux-Begles trio of Julien le Devedec, Julien Rey and Baptiste Serin.


Initial 17-man squad:

Forwards: Uini Atonio, Jefferson Poirot, Rabah Slimani, Remi Bonfils, William Demotte, Julien le Devedec, Loann Goujon, Kevin Gourdon, Raphael Lakafia

Backs: Baptise Serin, Jules Plisson, Francois Trinh-Duc, Jonathan Danty, Julien Rey, Djibril Camara, Xavier Mignot, Hugo Bonneval.