Six Nations 2018: France drop EIGHT stars from Six Nations squad including Teddy Thomas after sex assault allegations

FRANCE have axed eight stars from their Six Nations squad to face Italy after gamers have been quizzed by Scottish police, including wing ace Teddy Thomas.

The staff’s aircraft needed to be grounded as officers questioned gamers following an incident in Edinburgh within the hours after their 32-26 defeat to Scotland.

 Jacques Brunel was left with no option but to exclude a series of players for alleged ill discipline

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Jacques Brunel was left with no choice however to exclude a collection of gamers for alleged sick self-discipline

The stars have been cleared of any wrongdoing although and allowed to fly house.

And after simply two matches in cost and as many defeats, France rugby coach Jacques Brunel is already dealing with self-discipline issues inside his staff.

Brunel, who was appointed in December to finish a dismal string of outcomes for the Tricolors, selected Tuesday to exclude from his Six Nations squad a number of gamers who went out consuming after final weekend's loss to Scotland.

The French rugby federation stated in a press release that Brunel omitted the gamers from the group gathered to organize France's subsequent recreation towards Italy as a result of "they didn’t respect their worldwide participant standing and the duties ensuing from it."

 Winger Teddy Thomas has been France's stand-out player of the competition so far after three tries

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Winger Teddy Thomas has been France's stand-out participant of the competitors to date after three tries
 Louis Picamoles has also been dropped from the France squad

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Louis Picamoles has additionally been dropped from the France squad

Thomas, 24, is excluded after he scored two tries within the 32-26 loss at Murrayfield, making him France's greatest participant up to now in event up to now.

The French federation didn’t say precisely what number of gamers have been excluded for disciplinary causes, however 5 of the six gamers who’ve been questioned by Scottish authorities and cleared of wrongdoing following a report of sexual assault in downtown Edinburgh early Monday have been omitted.

They embrace: Thomas, Louis Picamoles, Anthony Belleau, Remi Lamerat, Jonathan Danty and Felix Lambey.

After speaking to gamers and potential witnesses at Edinburgh airport whereas the aircraft carrying the French again house was held through the fast investigation, Scotland police stated no crime was dedicated.

The French workforce stated the gamers weren’t allowed to exit consuming after the loss and will have stayed with their staff-mates.

 Battering ram centre Mathieu Bastareaud is back and available for selection for Les Bleus again

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Battering ram centre Mathieu Bastareaud is again and out there for choice for Les Bleus once more
 Marseille's stunning Stade Velodrome is set to host this year's Friday night Six Nations clash in the country's rugby heartland

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Marseille's beautiful Stade Velodrome is about to host this yr's Friday night time Six Nations conflict within the nation's rugby heartland

Particulars of their night time out have but to emerge however there have been studies suggesting some have been concerned in a battle.

France began the Six Nations with again-to-again defeats, dropping its opening recreation to Eire 15-thirteen in Paris because of an damage-time drop objective.

Towards Scotland, Brunel's gamers wasted a 20-14 half-time lead.

Thomas's removing from the squad is an enormous blow for France however Brunel's group is welcoming the return of middle Mathieu Bastareaud.

He had been dropped from the squad earlier than the Six Nations began after receiving a 3-week suspension for utilizing anti-homosexual language throughout a match together with his membership, Toulon.

France, who’re on eight-recreation winless streak, tackle Italy on February 23 on the Stade Veldrome in Marseille.

 

FRANCE have axed eight stars from their Six Nations squad to face Italy after gamers have been quizzed by Scottish police, including wing ace Teddy Thomas.

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