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France hope to avoid late Six Nations injury scares

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France face an anxious wait to discover if any of their leading players will be late withdrawals from next weekend's opening round of the Six Nations Championship. 

France's rugby captain Pascal Pape (left) and coach Philippe Saint-Andre pose for photographs during the official launch of the 2013 Six Nations tournament at the Hurlingham Club in London on January 23, 2013. Saint-Andre says France face an anxious wait to discover if any of their leading players will be late withdrawals from next weekend's opening round of the Six Nations Championship.

Unlike most of their European rivals, France's top players will be involved in domestic league action on Thursday and Friday and so run the risk of an injury that could rule them out of their Six Nations opener away to Italy on February 3.

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