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France’s Fofana ruled out of World Cup with thigh injury

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France centre Wesley Fofana has been withdrawn from their Rugby World Cup squad in Japan due to a thigh injury he sustained in a warm-up win over Italy last month, the French Rugby Federation (FFR) said on Saturday.

FILE PHOTO – Rugby Union – France Training – National Rugby Center, Marcoussis, France – August 27, 2019 France's Wesley Fofana during training REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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REUTERS: France centre Wesley Fofana has been withdrawn from their Rugby World Cup squad in Japan due to a thigh injury he sustained in a warm-up win over Italy last month, the French Rugby Federation (FFR) said on Saturday.

The experienced 31-year-old, who missed Saturday's 23-21 victory over Argentina in Tokyo, will be replaced by Pierre-Louis Barassi, the FFR said in a statement https://www.ffr.fr/actualites/xv-de-france/forfait-de-fofana-remplace-par-barassi.

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