Host World Cup nation France have rocked by yet another devastating injury ahead of the tournament, with experienced lock Paul Willemse withdrawn from the squad because of injury.
The 30-year-old lock, who started against the Wallabies last week and played 31 Tests, injured his thigh during training before the official closure of the squad lists.
But such is the severity of the injury that the South African-born lock has been replaced by Montpellier teammate Bastien Chalureau.
Willemse, however, could still gain a call-up if he recovers from the injury and someone else is forced to…
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