Gregory Alldritt named France captain for Six Nations

Gregory Alldritt at 2023 Rugby World Cup Gregory Alldritt (pictured) takes over from Antoine Dupont as France captain (Adam Davy/PA)

Gregory Alldritt will captain France in this season’s Six Nations Championship.

The experienced La Rochelle number eight takes over from Antoine Dupont, who hopes to be part of the French sevens squad for the Paris Olympics later this year.

Scrum-half Dupont is due to play in two World Series sevens tournaments during the Six Nations.

France head coach Fabien Galthie has named six uncapped players, including Racing 92 scrum-half Nolann Le Garrec, among a 34-strong squad announced by the French Rugby Federation.

Les Bleus kick off their Six Nations campaign against defending champions Ireland in Marseille on February 2.

France Six Nations squad

Forwards: Esteban Abadie, Dorian Aldegheri, Gregory Alldritt (Captain), Uini Atonio, Cyril Baille, Gaetan Barlot, Paul Boudehent, Francois Cros, Paul Gabrillagues, Matthias Halagahu, Anthony Jelonch, Thomas Laclayat, Julien Marchand, Peato Mauvaka, Emmanuel Meafou, Charles Ollivon, Romain Taofifenua, Sebastien Taofifenua, Reda Wardi, Cameron Woki

Backs: Louis Bielle-Biarrey, Jonathan Danty, Nicolas Depoortere, Gael Fickou, Emilien Gailleton, Antoine Gibert, Matthieu Jalibert, Melvyn Jaminet, Nolann Le Garrec, Matthis Lebel, Maxime Lucu, Yoram Moefana, Damian Penaud, Thomas Ramos

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