Mathieu Bastareaud, the Toulon centre has been included in France coach Jacques Brunel’s first Six Nations squad.
On Wednesday, he has a disciplinary hearing for using a homophobic remark during Sunday’s European Champions Cup tie against Benetton Treviso and so his participation is in doubt.
The 29-year-old faces a ban of between six and 52 weeks for verbal abuse of a player. On 3rd of February, France start their campaign at home to Ireland on Saturday.
Last month, Brunel, who took over from sacked veteran Guy Noves and has recalled Clermont half-back Morgan Para for the first time in 2 years.
There are no places for Montpellier number eight Louis Picamoles and Toulon fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc, who has lost his place with both club and country to Anthony Belleau.
Forwards: Eddy Ben Arous, Yacouba Camara, Camille Chat, Paul Gabrillaugues, Cedate Gomes Sa, Kevin Gourdon, Guilhem Guirado, Arthur Iturria, Anthony Jelonch, Felix Lambey, Wenceslas Lauret, Sekou Macalou, Jefferson Poirot, Dany Priso, Rabah Slimani, Marco Tauleigne, Christopher Tolofua, Sebastien Vahaamahina
Backs: Mathieu Bastareaud, Anthony Belleau, Henry Chavancy, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Brice Dulin, Antoine Dupont, Benjamin Fall, Matthieu Jalabert, Remi Lamerat, Maxime Machenaud, Geoffrey Palis, Morgan Parra, Teddy Thomas, Virimi Vakatawa
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