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Pape limped off during the second half of Les Bleus' 23-18 loss at Rome's Stadio Olimpico and has been withdrawn from the squad for this weekend's Stade de France encounter, with Toulon lock Jocelino Suta called up as his replacement.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

    Wilkinson’s World Cup Dream Team promo

    Wilkinson’s World Cup Dream Team promo

    29-July-2015

    Coming soon... Jonny Wilkinson picks his best ever Rugby World Cup XV, not including English players.

    The dangers of playing rugby

    The dangers of playing rugby

    28-July-2015

    A study commissioned by World Rugby has called for more research into the dangers of playing the sport.

    Wilkinson: Teamwork is vital

    Wilkinson: Teamwork is vital

    26-July-2015

    Jonny Wilkinson says there is nothing more important ahead of the World Cup than the England squad working closely as a team and being on the same wavelength.

    Robinson: World Cups are tough

    Robinson: World Cups are tough

    26-July-2015

    Jason Robinson says in order to win a World Cup a player must be at their absolute fittest and will experience some hard times physically and mentally.

    Sky Bet

    Facebook Favourites