Frederic Michalak and Louis Picamoles out of New Zealand finale
France internationals Frederic Michalak and Louis Picamoles have been ruled out of the final Test against New Zealand.
Last Updated: 17/06/13 10:32am
Fly-half Michalak picked up a shoulder injury while No 8 Picamoles suffered a hip problem in France's 30-0 defeat against the All Blacks in Christchurch on Saturday.
"Those two players cannot train this week and they will not be fit for Saturday's match. It has been agreed with team staff that they will travel back to France on Tuesday," a spokesman said.
The French will not be calling up replacements for what - with the Kiwis 2-0 up in the three-match series - is a dead rubber.
New Zealand won the first Test in Auckland 23-13.