50-3 defeat at Toulon on Sunday, has withdrawn from the French squad for Ireland. His place on the replacement's bench at Lansdowne Road on Saturday goes to uncapped Guy Accoceberry of Tyrosse who had been named captain of France B to play Italy.
YORKSHIRE (v Cornwall, ADT County Championship semi-final, Redruth, 20 February): R Thompson (Wakefield); J Sleightholme (Wakefield), P Johnson (Leeds), D Edwards (Wakefield), J Eagle (Leeds); R Liley (Wakefield), A Crowley (Bradford & Bingley); J Woodthorpe (Harrogate), T Garnett (Wakefield), S Rice (Otley), I Carroll (Wakefield), D Baldwin (Sale), S Tipping (Otley), P Buckton (Waterloo, capt), C Vyvyan (Wharfedale). Replacements: G Easterby (Harrogate), R Petyt (Otley), S Burnhill (Cleckheaton), G Throup (Morley), M Vincent (Wakefield), S Bainbridge (Bradford & Bingley).
MIDDLESEX (v Lancashire, ADT County Championship semi-final, Orrell, 20 February): K Bray; M Wedderburn (Harlequins), A Lee (Saracens), R Lozowski, P Hopley (Wasps); P Challinor (Harlequins), C Luxton (Richmond); M Hobley (Harlequins, capt), G Botterman, S Wilson, L Adamson (Saracens), J Fowler (Rosslyn Park), C Tarbuck (Saracens), C Sheasby, A Fox (Harlequins). Replacements: C Wright, D Molloy (Wasps), I Desmond (Harlequins), J Allan (Richmond).Reuse content