1st October 2015, 21:58
A big Super League line up in Cardiff in 4 weeks
A host of Super League players are guaranteed to be on display at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Friday 30th October as Wales take on France in the European Championship (kick- off 6.30pm).
A host of Super League players are guaranteed to be on display at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Friday 30th October as Wales take on France in the European Championship (kick-off 6.30pm).
France coach Richard Agar named his French squad on Thursday naming eight players from Catalans Dragons and one from their feeder club St. Esteve XIII Catalan.
They include winger Jordan Sigismeau, who made his Super League debut in July after being recalled from a loan spell at Whitehaven.
There is also a first call-up for centre or second rower Benjamin Jullien, who was recently given a full-time contract by Warrington. He is one of a further six players from Super League in the French squad, meaning that it’s possible for the whole of the starting line-up for France in Cardiff at the end of the month to be from Europe’s elite league while Wales have ten Super League players in their squad.
The French kick off their autumn international campaign against Ireland in Albi on Saturday, October 17. They play a one-off Test against England in Leigh a week later before resuming their European Championship campaign against Wales in Cardiff on October 30 and finish up against Scotland in Avignon on November 7.
Tickets for Wales v France can be bought directly from Cardiff Arms Park at https://www.eticketing.co.uk/cardiffblues/default.aspx.
France's 23-man squad: Olivier Arnaud, Mickael Goudemand (both SO Avignon XIII), Jean Philippe Baile (Bradford Bulls), Gadwin Springer (Castleford Tigers), Jason Baitieri, Julian Bousquet, Morgan Escare, Tony Gigot, Antoni Maria, Ugo Perez, Stanislas Robin, Jordan Sigismeau (all Catalans Dragons), John Boudebza, Kevin Larroyer (both Hull Kingston Rovers),Damien Cardace Florent Rouanet (FC Lézignan XIII), William Barthau (London Broncos), Theo Fages (Salford Red Devils), Remy Marginet (St. Estève XIII Catalan), Clement Boyer, Mourad Kriouache (Toulouse Olympique XIII), Mickael Simon (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), Benjamin Jullien (Warrington Wolves).