France u/20 head coach Sebastien Piqueronies has announced a squad of 34 players who will prepare for their next match in the 2019 u/20 Six Nations Championship to be played on Friday 22 February at Stade du Hameau.
He said although he was not happy with the result against England u/20 which they lost 19-31 there still were positives they could take home from the loss. The squad announced will look to play a much faster but also more being more aggressive defensively and at scrum time.
The reason for announcing a bigger squad is to develop more players and make them familiar with the new game plan. A bigger squad will also help with their plan to rotate more players during the current u/20 Six Nations Tournament, giving them experience with the 2019 u/20 World Championship in mind.
BAGGIANI Enzo (Union Bordeaux Begles), BARKA Rayne (Section Paloise), BERIA Giorgi (AS Clermont Auvergne), BOUDEHENT Paul (Stade Rochelais), BOUZHIR Akhim (Montpellier HR), BURIN Alex (SU Agen), DE NARDI Alexandre (Stade Montois), DELORD Quentin (Lyon OR ), DESAUBIES Simon (Union Bordeaux Begles), DRIDI Erwan (RC Toulon), DUMORTIER Ethan (Lyon OR), EGLAINE Eli (FC Grenoble), FAVRE Jules (Stade Rochelais), GERMAIN Baptiste (Union Bordeaux Begles), HAMONOU Thibault (Stade Toulousain), HIRIGOYEN Mathieu (Biarritz Olympique ), JOSEPH Jordan (Racing 92), JOURDAN Antoine (Union Bordeaux Begles), JUTGE Pierre (US Colomiers), LAVAULT Thomas (Rochelais Stadium), LEBEL Matthis (Toulousain Stadium), LEMARDELET Maxence (AS Clermont Auvergne), MARAVAT Gauthier (SU Agen), MOEFANA Yoram (US Colomiers), PINTO Vincent (Paloise Section), SARRAGALET Mathis (Grenoble FC), SMAÏLI Mathieu (RC Toulon), TIBERGHIEN Cheikh (Aviron Bayonne), VANVERBERGHE Florent (RC Toulon), VIALLARD Kevin (AS Clermont Auvergne), VINCENT Thomas (SU Agen), ZEGUEUR Sacha (US Oyonnax), ZOUHAIR Sami (Lyon OU)