Six Nations - Lauret out of France Six Nations squad, Gunther in

Biarritz flanker Wenceslas Lauret has been left out of the France squad preparing for the Six Nations championship starting this weekend because of a head injury, the French rugby federation said on Sunday.

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Wenceslas Lauret in action for France against Argentina in June 212

Lauret, who sustained the injury in his team's 19-14 league loss to Toulouse on Friday, has been replaced in the 33-man squad by Toulon's Pierrick Gunther.

Manager Philippe Saint-Andre will trim his squad to 23 players on Monday before next Sunday's Six Nations opener against Italy in Rome.

"Our first concern is the players' health. Wenceslas gave a lot for his club and he must rest," Saint-Andre said in a statement.

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