Sella's doubts over future

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Philippe Sella, the veteran French centre, has declared himself unavailable for the two Tests against the All Blacks in November but will delay a decision on his international future.

The 33-year-old will miss the two matches against the World Cup finalists, on 11 November in Toulouse and 18 November in Paris, because of professional commitments.

"My professional situation will not allow me to dedicate myself to training from August to December," said Sella, who runs a sports communications company. "I'll play for Agen, and after that, if I feel well and if I can bring something to the team, why not play the Five Nations? Since the end of the World Cup I had in mind to give up playing for France during the autumn and then see how the body feels."