France have named their 19-man squad for their World Cup clash with England at Bolton which is set to be in front of a near sell out crowd.
The French have named a star-studded squad for the clash dominated by Catalans Dragons stars like Samisoni Langi, Fouad Yaha, Arthur Mourgue, Jordan Dezaria, Ben Garcia and the impressive Alrix Da Costa.
Of course Toulouse are also well represented through the likes of Eloi Pelissier and Lambert Belmas but other Super League clubs’ stars are also set to feature in the shape of Salford Red Devils fullback Morgan Escare and new Leeds Rhinos signing Justin Sangare who will come up against his future teammate Mikolaj Oledzki down the middle of the field at Bolton on Saturday as the two props do battle in what should be a deciding factor in the game as both sides look to all but secure their place in the quarter-finals and a meeting with Papua New Guinea or Cook Islands from Group D.
Shaun Wane has made plenty of changes himself for the game with St Helens trio Tommy Makinson, Morgan Knowles and Matty Lees all dropping out alongside Wigan Warriors’ Mike Cooper and Catalans’ own Mike McMeeken.
The likes of Oledzki, John Bateman, Joe Batchelor, Ryan Hall and Andy Ackers come into the squad whilst the two from last week’s 19 who didn’t play, Marc Sneyd and Kai Pearce Paul, are expected to play against France in Bolton come 17:00 on Saturday.
Here is the France squad in full:
Alrix Da COSTA
Corentin LE CAM