Biarritz flanker Wenceslas Lauret has been left out of the
France squad preparing for the Six Nations championship
starting this weekend because of a head injury, the French
rugby federation says.
Lauret, who sustained the injury in his team's 19-14 league
loss to Toulouse on Friday, has been replaced in the 33-man
squad by Toulon's Pierrick Gunther.
Manager Philippe Saint-Andre will trim his squad to 23
players on Monday before next Sunday's Six Nations opener
against Italy in Rome.
"Our first concern is the players' health. Wenceslas gave a
lot for his club and he must rest," Saint-Andre said in a