France name first 17 players for June Tests

France head coach Guy Novès has named the first 17 players in his squad for the Test series in Argentina later this month.

A further 11 players will be added to the group in a week's time.

Novès has gone with a number of uncapped players, including La Rochelle flanker Kevin Gourdon, Stade Français hooker Remi Bonfils and the Bordeaux-Bègles trio of Julien le Devedec, Julien Rey and Baptiste Serin.

Two fly-halves have already been named in the squad, Jules Plisson and François Trinh-Duc.

France squad

Forwards: Uini Atonio, Jefferson Poirot, Rabah Slimani, Remi Bonfils, William Demotte, Julien le Devedec, Loann Goujon, Kevin Gourdon, Raphael Lakafia

Backs: Baptise Serin, Jules Plisson, François Trinh-Duc, Jonathan Danty, Julien Rey, Djibril Camara, Xavier Mignot, Hugo Bonneval