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sasuke uchiha

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France suffer Dusautoir blow ahead of 2014 Six Nations
January 20, 2014, 18:00:55

France suffer Dusautoir blow ahead of 2014 Six Nations

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Those reports are yet to be officially confirmed by the French national team coaches, but should they prove to be correct then the 32-year-old will likely require surgery.

L'Equipe quoted Noves as saying that Dusautoir had suffered a "rupture of a tendon of the right bicep", adding that "he will be out four months".

The news comes as a blow to France coach Philippe Saint-Andre, who is due to cut his preliminary 30-man squad to 23 players ahead of the start of the tournament.

Toulouse coach Guy Noves told France Bleu that Dusautoir's loss was a big blow for the club and for France.

"He probably won't play again with Toulouse this season," Noves said.

"As far as France are concerned, I think he would have recovered for the June tour of Australia."

France is already without Florian Fritz, halfback Morgan Parra and wing Vincent Clerc while young Perpignan wing Sofiane Guitoune is also unavailable through injury.

Guitoune, who made his debut against Tonga in November and has since played one further Test, suffered a ruptured Achilles in his side's 18-36 loss to Gloucester.

France open their campaign against England at the Stade de France on February 1, before a home clash with Italy the following week.


sasuke uchiha

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RE: France suffer Dusautoir blow ahead of 2014 Six Nations
January 20, 2014, 18:03:24
i had been planning on picking dussatoir for my 6nats team, along with obrien who is also injured.

big loss for the french losing dussatoir, hope for les bleus sake piccomoles is all good.
for my fantasy sake too i guess, :oP


Rooinek

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RE: France suffer Dusautoir blow ahead of 2014 Six Nations
January 20, 2014, 18:10:25
Yes, a big blow for the Frogs. 

They'll also be missing the player who probably has the girliest first name of all time . . . winger Sofiane Guitoune . . . who is out for the whole season with a tendon injury. Probably not as influential a player as Dusautoir but someone I was looking forward to seeing.

PS I also have Louis Picamoles in my FR team. Wish they'd update the Frog team because I'll be tempted to go with this new young flyhalf of theirs if he's cheap on FR.


sasuke uchiha

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RE: France suffer Dusautoir blow ahead of 2014 Six Nations
January 20, 2014, 18:31:40
@rooy,

picamoles, heaslip and parisse are all front runners for my loosies, so is that vunipola dude who impressed me last year on the EOYT.
vunipola is a lot cheaper then the others, so he might be the surprise bolter.

the french halves and the irish locks might make a lot of teams, as they are dirt cheap and as is the norm with testrugby, every fantasy dollar counts.


Rooinek

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RE: France suffer Dusautoir blow ahead of 2014 Six Nations
January 20, 2014, 18:36:04
Sasuke, I've actually already picked a shit-hot team well under budget but obviously I may need to make some changes once the starting XVs are named.


sasuke uchiha

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RE: France suffer Dusautoir blow ahead of 2014 Six Nations
January 20, 2014, 18:51:50
"Sasuke, I've actually already picked a shit-hot team well under budget but obviously I may need to make some changes once the starting XVs are named"

and BTW any other peeps out there, spy mode dosent work yet,,,,
yes i tried, and not cos of rumours about rooys shit hot team which  came well under budget either, :D


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