Ntamack Ruled out of France Autumn Nations clash with Scotland
NEWSMAN – France fly-half Romain Ntamack to miss the Autumn Nations Cup match against Scotland due to injury, it was disclosed by the coaching staff.
The 21-year- old, will be replaced by uncapped Toulon fly-half Louis Carbonel, the French rugby federation said without specifying the nature of the injury.
Toulouse star Ntamack was the leading points scorer in this year’s Six Nations as France narrowly missed out on a first title since the 2010 tournament.
Carbonel is a two-time under-20 world champion with France.
The country’s opening match of the new Autumn Nations competition was cancelled at the weekend after a number of Fiji players tested positive for Covid-19, PUNCH reported.
France will travel next to Edinburgh to face Scotland, who handed Les Bleus their only defeat under coach Fabien Galthie — a 28-17 loss in March just before the coronavirus pandemic interrupted the Six Nations.