Sport : Rugby Union

Pape to miss Wales clash

4th February 2013, 11:24am

Bet with SkyBet  Six Nations... Click here to bet.

Pascal Pape: Suffering with a back injury

Pascal Pape: Suffering with a back injury

France captain Pascal Pape will miss Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Wales after suffering a lower back injury in Sunday's defeat against Italy.

Pape limped off during the second half of Les Bleus' 23-18 loss at Rome's Stadio Olimpico and has been withdrawn from the squad for this weekend's Stade de France encounter, with Toulon lock Jocelino Suta called up as his replacement.

No announcement was made on the likely duration of Pape's absence, but France coach Philippe Saint-Andre said on www.ouest-france.fr: "I can tell already that Pascal Pape will be absent against Wales. He suffers from sciatica."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Bet with SkyBet  Six Nations... Click here to bet.

Rugby Union Videos

    Johnson stands by Lancaster

    Johnson stands by Lancaster

    22-May-2015

    Former England manager Martin Johnson supports the 50-man squad picked by Stuart Lancaster and feels he didn't do anything wrong leaving out Steffon Armitage and Nick Abendanon.

    Super Rugby Preview - Round 15

    Super Rugby Preview - Round 15

    21-May-2015

    Sky Sports' James Gemmell and Rupert Cox look ahead to all the action in this weekend's Super Rugby.

    Worcester take slender lead

    Worcester take slender lead

    20-May-2015

    Worcester Warriors' Niall Annett is delighted with their slender lead, but says their Championship final against Bristol is not over yet.

    Lancaster sticks to his principles

    Lancaster sticks to his principles

    20-May-2015

    Stuart Lancaster has selected his provisional World Cup squad and he has stuck to his principles and only picked players that play for English teams.

    Sky Bet

    Facebook Favourites