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France calls up 4 uncapped players for 6 Nations squad

PARIS (AP) France coach Guy Noves has selected four uncapped players and recalled center Yann David for his Six Nations squad.

Lock Arthur Iturria, prop Mohamed Boughanmi, backrower Fabien Sanconnie and fullback Geoffrey Palis are the newcomers. The 32-man squad meets Sunday at the national training center in Marcoussis, on the outskirts of Paris, ahead of the opening game at defending champion England on Feb. 4.

David, who has four test caps, played in the 2008 Six Nations campaign but has not been selected since a 39-12 loss to New Zealand in 2009. Meanwhile, flanker Raphael Lakafia also gets another chance to stake his claim, having drifted out of contention since playing twice for France at the 2011 World Cup.

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