15 May 2013

Sport: Fiji-born winger named in France rugby squad

10:26 am on 15 May 2013

Fiji-born winger Noa Nakaitaci is one of three foreign players named in the French rugby squad to tour New Zealand next month.

The 22 year old Clermont flyer moved to France two years ago and joins South African forwards Bernard Le Roux and Daniel Kotze in the 35 strong team.

Coach Philippe Saint-André has called up eight uncapped players, with Toulouse flanker Thierry Dusatoir retaining the captaincy.

Montpellier fly-half François Trinh-Duc is the most notable absentee, with Saint-Andre saying he needs to rest after a long season.