Morgan Parra ruled out of France tour to New Zealand by injury
Clermont scrum-half Morgan Parra has been ruled out of France's tour to New Zealand because of injury.
Last Updated: 26/05/13 4:04pm
He has been replaced in the squad by Toulouse number nine Jean-Marc Doussain.
Parra aggravated a thigh injury during Clermont's 25-9 Top 14 semi-final defeat to Castres in Nantes on Saturday.
"That is stopping him being at 100 percent, notably in his place kicking," a France team spokesman said.
"Following consultation with the Clermont medical staff and those of the French team, he must pull out of June's tournament in New Zealand."
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre said: "Jean-Marc Doussain was the player on the stand-by list, it's logical that he joins us."
Doussain's only previous cap came on the grandest stage of all. He came off the bench for the final four minutes of the 8-7 World Cup final defeat to the All Blacks in New Zealand two years ago.
The 22-year-old will join the initial touring party leaving for New Zealand on Tuesday, while Toulon and Castres players will join up on June 2 after the Top 14 final the day before.
France will play three Tests in New Zealand as well as a match against Super Rugby team Auckland Blues.