Morgan Parra recalled to youthful France Six Nations squad
Jacques Brunel names six uncapped players in 32-man selection
Clermont scrumhalf Morgan Parra has been recalled to the French squad. Photograph: Thierry Zoccolan/AFP/Getty Images
Parra, 29, last played for his country in October 2015 and did not feature under former France coach Guy Noves, who was sacked in December following a poor run of results.
Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud has been included, although he will miss France’s opener against Ireland in Dublin after picking up a three-week ban for homophobic comments made during last Sunday’s European Champions Cup win over Benetton.
Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Anthony Belleau (Toulon), Eddy Ben Arous (Racing 92), Yacouba Camara (Montpellier), Camille Chat (Racing 92), Henry Chavancy (Racing 92), Geoffrey Doumayrou (La Rochelle), Brice Dulin ( Racing 92), Antoine Dupont (Toulouse), Benjamin Fall (Montpellier), Paul Gabrillagues (Stade Francais), Cedate Gomes Sa (Racing 92), Kevin Gourdon (La Rochelle), Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Arthur Iturria (Clermont), Matthieu Jalibert (Bordeaux-Begles), Anthony Jelonch (Castres), Felix Lambey (Lyon), Remi Lamerat (Clermont), Wenceslas Lauret (Racing 92), Sekou Macalou (Stade Francais), Maxime Machenaud (Racing 92), Geoffrey Palis (Castres), Morgan Parra (Clermont), Jefferson Poirot (Bordeaux-Begles), Dany Priso (La Rochelle), Rabah Slimani (Clermont), Marco Tauleigne (Bordeaux-Begles), Teddy Thomas (Racing 92), Cristopher Tolofua (Saracens), Sebastien Vahaamahina (Clermont), Virimi Vakatawa (Racing 92).