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French name Fed Shield squad
Former Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors forward Jerome Guisset will captain France in the Federation Shield, which gets under way at Headingley on Sunday.
The 28-year-old second rower takes over from scrum-half Julien Rinaldi and is one of seven Catalans Dragons forwards in the 18-man squad for France?s opening match against England.
Rinaldi, who has joined Harlequins RL for next season, keeps his place in the squad, which also includes Wakefield Trinity Wildcats forward Olivier Elima and Hull KR centre Damien Couturier.
Toulouse?s Australian-born half-back James Wynne, who qualifies through residency, is in line to make his debut for John Monie?s men.
Backs: R Guigue (Carpentras), O Charles (Villefranche), D Couturier (Hull KR), T Sadaoui (Carcassonne), F Zitter (UTC), J Rinaldi (Harlequins RL), M Greseque (Pia), J Wynne (Toulouse).
Forwards: J Guisset, D Berthezene, A Fellous, J Fakir, S Raguin, G Mounis, M Griffi (all Catalans Dragons), O Elima (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), A Cologni (Lezignan), J-C Borlin (St Gaudens).