Uncapped Chavancy fills Fofana void in France squad

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Uncapped Racing 92 centre Henry Chavancy has been called up to the France squad for their Six Nations opener against England as a replacement for Wesley Fofana.

Les Bleus suffered a major blow when Fofana was ruled out of the tournament after rupturing his Achilles in Clermont Auvergne's European Champions Cup 48-26 defeat of Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.

Guy Noves has wasted no time in adding Chavancy to his squad, a fortnight before the trip to Twickenham to take on the defending champions.

Chavancy scored Racing's only try in a 22-10 Champions Cup loss at Munster on Saturday and is in contention to earn his first cap against last year's Grand Slam winners on February 4.

Mohamed Boughanmi, Arthur Iturria, Fabien Sanconnie and Geoffrey Palis will also be hoping to make their international bows against Eddie Jones' men after they were named in a 32-man Six Nations squad by Noves earlier this week.