Toulouse missing two French internationals for Munster showdown

TOULOUSE’S FRENCH INTERNATIONAL pair Yann David and Christopher Tolofua will miss the European Champions Cup quarter-final against Munster at the weekend, coach Ugo Mola said on Tuesday.

David sustained a blow to his head in a Top 14 outing against Lyon while Tolofua was injured playing for France against Italy earlier this month, which meant he missed the Six Nations finale against Wales.

Both David and Tolofua have made five appearances in the competition so far with David scoring two tries as Toulouse finished behind Wasps in Pool 2, qualifying as one of the best runners-up.

David’s club form earned him a first international call-up for seven years when Guy Noves named his Six Nations squad, but was then ruled out ahead of the tournament opener with a thigh injury.

With doubts over number eight Gillian Galan, Mola at least had some good news in the return of scrum-half Sebastien Bezy, flankers Francois Cros and Yacouba Camara and Scottish lock Richie Gray.

Captain Thierry Dusautoir will also make his return in Thomond Park on Saturday after taking the last two weeks off.

– © AFP 2017

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