France coach Richard Agar names 37-strong squad
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 20/05/16 8:46pm
France coach Richard Agar has named a 37-strong squad to attend a mid-season get-together in early June.
The players will meet up in Toulouse on Saturday, June 4, when Agar is expected to outline his plans for the following 18 months that includes their participation at the 2017 World Cup in the southern hemisphere.
The squad includes 12 from Catalans Dragons, plus another six from the Perpignan club's feeder team St Esteve who all have Super League experience.
Four have been chosen from League One club Toulouse while the party also includes Hull KR pair Kevin Larroyer and John Boudebza, Wakefield prop Mickael Simon, St Helens' half-back Theo Fages, Castleford front rower Gadwin Springer and Warrington centre Benjamin Jullien.
France, who have already qualified for the 2017 World Cup in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, will play England in October ahead of the Four Nations Series.
France squad (Catalans Dragons unless stated): L Albert, O Arnaud (Avignon), J-P Baile (Bradford), J Baitieri, W Barthau (London Broncos), A Bentley (Toulouse), K Bentley (Toulouse), T Bosc, J Boudebza (Hull KR), J Bousquet, C Boyer (Toulouse), D Cardace (Lezignan), R Casty, A Da Costa, A Decarnin (Albi), V Duport, B Escamilla (Carcassonne), M Escare, T Fages (St Helens), B Garcia (Penrith), T Gigot, M Goudemand (Avignon), B Julien (Warrington), M Kriouache (Toulouse), K Larroyer (Hull KR), T Margalet (St Esteve), R Marginet (St Esteve), A Maria, M Pala (St Esteve), E Pelissier, U Perez (St Esteve), S Robin (St Esteve), F Rouanet (Lezignan), J Sigismeau (St Esteve), M Simon (Wakefield), G Springer (Castleford), F Yaha.