Six Nations 2015: Noa Nakaitaci named in France squad

Noa Nakaitaci
Nakaitaci has scored one try in 11 games for Clermont in the Top 14 this season

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has called up Fijian-born winger Noa Nakaitaci for a 31-man squad preparing for the Six Nations.

Nakaitaci, 24, moved to France from his homeland in 2010 to play for current club Clermont.

He was part of the French squad that toured New Zealand in June 2013, but did not appear in the three Tests.

Toulouse back row Louis Picamoles is also recalled after missing the autumn internationals through illness.

Picamoles played in four of France's five games in last year's Six Nations, missing the win over Scotland after he was dropped for applauding the referee sarcastically in their defeat by Wales.

South African-born full-back Scott Spedding, who made his debut against Fiji, and Racing Metro winger Teddy Thomas, who was dropped for the defeat to Argentina in November after missing training, retain their places.

France's first game of the Six Nations is at home to Scotland on Saturday 7 February.

Forwards: Eddy Ben Arous (Racing-Metro), Alexandre Menini (Toulon), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Rabah Slimani (Stade Francais), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Francais), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Pascal Pape (Stade Francais), Romain Taofifenua (Toulon), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse), Bernard Le Roux (Racing-Metro), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Charles Ollivon (Bayonne), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse)

Backs: Rory Kockott (Castres), Sebastien Tillous-Borde (Toulon), Remi Tales (Castres), Camille Lopez (Clermont), Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Remi Lamerat (Castres), Alexandre Dumoulin (Racing-Metro), Teddy Thomas (Racing-Metro), Sofiane Guitoune (Bordeaux-Begles), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Noa Nakaitaci (Clermont), Brice Dulin (Racing-Metro), Scott Spedding (Bayonne)

Philippe Saint-Andre addresses his players
France finished fourth in last year's Six Nations

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