Picamoles dropped for mocking referee

Number eight Louis Picamoles has been dropped from France's squad for next week's Six Nations match against Scotland for disrespecting a referee.

The forward appeared to mockingly applaud Alain Rolland after the referee sent him to the sin-bin against Wales.

He also gave a thumbs-up gesture as he left the pitch during Friday's 27-6 loss to the reigning champions.

Coach Philippe Saint-Andre said: "Certain attitudes have no place whatsoever in our sport."