Sport in Short: Rugby Union

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FRANCE have included four forwards who were suspended last season for violent play in their squad for a three-day pre-season training session near Bordeaux. The four are Philippe Gimbert, Olivier Roumat, Abdelatif Benazzi and Jean Pierre Genet. Franck Mesnel, Philippe Sella and Jean-Baptiste Lafond all return to the three-quarters after missing the recent unsuccessful tour of Argentina.

FRENCH PRE-SEASON TRAINING SQUAD: FORWARDS: L Armary (Lourdes), P Gallart (Beziers), P Gimbert (Begles-Bordeaux), J-M Gonzales (Bayonne), S Graou (Auch), J-P Genet (Racing), F Landreau (Grenoble), J-M Cadieu (Stade Toulousain), C Deslandes (Racing), T Devergie (Nimes), H Miorin (Stade Toulousain), O Roumat (Dax), A Benazzi (Agen), P Benetton (Agen), X Blond (Racing), L Cabannes (Racing), M Cecillon (Bourgoin), S Conchy (Begles-Bordeaux), J-F Tordo (Nice). BACKS: F Galthie (Colomiers), A Hueber (Toulon), A Penaud (Brive), C Reigt (Lourdes), C Coeurveille (Agen), C Deylaud (Stade Toulousain), M Marfaing (Stade Toulousain), F Mesnel (Racing), P Sella (Agen), S Viars (Brive), P Bernat-Salles (Pau), J-B Lafond (Begles-Bordeaux), P Saint-Andre (Montferrand), S Ougier (Stade Toulousain), J-L Sadourny (Colomiers).