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More mature Diarra out to justify recall

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Castres back-row forward Ibrahim Diarra said on Wednesday he is determined to prove to France coach Philippe Saint-Andre that he is a vastly-improved player from the one who won his only previous cap in 2008. 

Castres' flanker Ibrahim Diarra scores a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match between Castres Olympique and Bayonne, at the Pierre Antoine stadium in Castres, on November 30, 2013

The 30-year-old -- who won that cap while playing for Montauban -- was called up to the squad for this Sunday's Six Nations match with Italy to replace Antoine Burban, who suffered a hamstring injury in last Saturday's 26-24 win over England.

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