The France squad features a blend of 19 forwards and 14 backs with scrum-half Antoine Dupont two appearances away from earning a 50th cap. Cyril Baille and Damien Penaud could also hit the 50-cap mark during the tournament, depending on how far France progress.

Updates to original 33 in bold.


Dorian ALDEGHERI (10 caps), Stade Toulousain
Uini ATONIO (52), Stade Rochelais
Cyril BAILLE (44), Stade Toulousain
Sipili FALATEA (13), Union Bordeaux Bègles
Jean-Baptiste GROS (24), RC Toulon

Reda WARDI (9), Stade Rochelais

Pierre BOURGARIT (10), Stade Rochelais

Julien MARCHAND (30), Stade Toulousain
Peato MAUVAKA (23), Stade Toulousain

Second row
Bastien CHALUREAU (6), Montpellier Herault Rugby
Thibaud FLAMENT (18), Stade Toulousain
Romain TAOFIFENUA (43), LOU Rugby

Cameron WOKI (21), Racing 92

Flanker / Number 8

Grégory ALLDRITT (41), Stade Rochelais
Paul BOUDEHENT (2), Stade Rochelais
François CROS (21), Stade Toulousain
Anthony JELONCH (25), Stade Toulousain
Sekou MACALOU (18), Stade Français Paris
Charles OLLIVON (35), RC Toulon


Baptiste COUILLOUD (12), LOU Rugby
Antoine  DUPONT (48), Stade Toulousain

Maxime LUCU (15), Union Bordeaux Bègles

Antoine HASTOY (4), Stade Rochelais

Matthieu JALIBERT (25), Union Bordeaux Bègles

Jonathan DANTY (22), Stade Rochelais
Gaël FICKOU (80), Racing 92

Arthur VINCENT (16) Montpellier Hérault Rugby

Wing / full back

Louis BIELLE-BIARREY (3), Union Bordeaux Bègles
Melvyn JAMINET (14), Stade Toulousain
Yoram MOEFANA (18), Union Bordeaux Bègles
Damian PENAUD (43), Union Bordeaux Bègles
Thomas RAMOS (26), Stade Toulousain
Gabin VILLIERE (13), RC Toulon

Hosts France play the opening match of the tournament against New Zealand on 8 September followed by further pool matches against Uruguay (14 September), Namibia (21 September) and Italy (6 October). 

* Players withdrawn through injury: Paul Willemse