24 Oct 2012

Pape to captain France next month

8:20 am on 24 October 2012

Lock Pascal Pape has been named to captain the French rugby side for next month's tests against Australia and Argentina after skipper Thierry Dusautoir was ruled out through injury.

Dusautoir, who has 54 caps, will miss the matches after hurting his knee in a Heineken Cup game for Toulouse at the weekend.

Yannick Nyanga replaces Dusautoir in the squad.