French Rugby League

By Richard Cowley, Updated:10/10/13

France have named a Catalan Dragons dominated squad for the upcoming rugby league world cup.

The French are in one of the harder Pools with New Zealand and Papua New Guinea and Samoa. Two teams from their group will advance through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

France will have home advantage with two of their three group matches being played in the South of France.

French 2013 RLWC Squad: Jean Philippe Baile (Catalans Dragons), William Barthau (Catalans Dragons), Andrew Bentley (Toulouse Olympique XIII), Kane Bentley (Toulouse Olympique XIII), Thomas Bosc (Catalans Dragons), Damien Cardace (Catalans Dragons), Remi Casty (Catalans Dragons), Vincent Duport (Catalans Dragons), Olivier Elima (Catalans Dragons), Morgan Escare (Catalans Dragons), Theo Fages (Salford Red Devils), Jamal Fakir (Catalans Dragons), Benjamin Garcia (Brisbane Broncos), Tony Gigot (Sporting Olympique Avignon XIII), Clint Greenshields (North Queensland Cowboys), Younes Khattabi (AS Carcassone XIII), Kevin Larroyer (Catalans Dragons), Antoni Maria (Catalans Dragons), Gregory Mounis (Catalans Dragons), Eloi Pelissier (Catalans Dragons), Sebastian Raguin (St Esteve XIII Catalan), Mickael Simon (Catalans Dragons), Cyril Stacul (FC Lezignan XIII), Frederic Vaccari (Catalans Dragons)

Head coach: Richard Agar

French 2013 RLWC Schedule

Week 1: Oct 27th (Sunday), France v Papua New Guinea, Location – MS3 Craven Park, Hull, England

Week 2: Nov 1st (Friday), France v New Zealand, Location – Parc des Sports, Avignon, France

Week 6: Nov 11th (Monday), France v Samoa, Location – Gilbert Brutus Stadium, Perpignan, France