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Latest update : 2009-05-19

French coach Marc Lièvremont has called up Leicester's scrumhalf Julien Dupuy to join the 30-man squad that will tour New Zealand and Australia for Les Bleus' June test matchs. Dupuy, 25, is the only newcomer in the team.

Reuters - Leicester scrumhalf Julien Dupuy was called up for the first time to the France squad on Tuesday for June's tour of New Zealand and Australia.
 
The 25-year-old, who joined Leicester this season, was the only newcomer in the 30-man squad named by coach Marc Lievremont.
 
He was picked at the expense of Dimitri Yachvili, whom he was the second-choice to while both scrumhalfs were playing at Biarritz.
 
"We had a lot of hesitations between Dimitri, who has experience, and Dupuy, who has been impressive and played a crucial role in his team in his last few games. We want to see what he is able to do at the highest level," Lievremont told reporters.
 
"And he is playing in a very competitive league, with a lot of rhythm."
 
Leicester were crowned English champions last Saturday and they will play Leinster in the Heineken Cup final next Saturday.
 
France will play New Zealand in Dunedin on June 13 and in Wellington on June 20. They will then take on Australia in Sydney on June 27.
 

Squad:
 

Backs: Morgan Parra, Julien Dupuy, Francois Trinh-Duc, David
Skrela, Yannick Jauzion, Florian Fritz, Maxime Mermoz, Damien
Traille, Mathieu Bastareaud, Vincent Clerc, Cedric Heymans,
Aurelien Rougerie, Maxime Medard, Alexis Palisson
 

Forwards: Sylvain Marconnet, Thomas Domingo, Fabien
Barcella, Nicolas Mas, Dimitri Szarzewski, Guilhem Guirado,
William Servat, Lionel Nallet (captain), Romain Millo-Chluski,
Pascal Pape, Sebastien Chabal, Imanol Harinordoquy, Thierry
Dusautoir, Julien Bonnaire, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Louis Picamoles

Date created : 2009-05-19

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