Francois Trinh-Duc left out of France World Cup squad

Francois Trinh-Duc
Trinh-Duc made his international debut in 2008 and has 50 caps

Fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc has been left out of France coach Philippe Saint-Andre's squad for the World Cup.

The 28-year-old, who played in the 2011 final, lost out to veteran Frederic Michalak, 32, who was at fly-half for Saturday's warm-up win over England.

Saint-Andre, who steps down after the tournament, also left out forwards Xavier Chiocci, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Yoann Goujon and centre Remi Lamerat.

France, three times beaten finalists, begin against Italy on 19 September.

France squad:

Forwards: Guilhem Guirado (Toulon), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing Metro); Uini Atonio (La Rochelle), Eddy Ben Arous (Racing Metro), Vincent Debaty (Clermont), Nicolas Mas (Montpellier), Rabah Slimani (Stade Francais); Alexandre Flanquart (Stade Francais), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Pascal Pape (Stade Francais); Damien Chouly (Clermont), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse), Bernard Le Roux (Racing Metro), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Fulgence Ouedraogo (Montpellier), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse).

Backs: Rory Kockott (Castres), Morgan Parra (Clermont), Sebastien Tillous-Borde (Toulon); Frederic Michalak (Toulon), Remi Tales (Racing Metro); Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon), Alexandre Dumoulin (Racing Metro), Gael Fickou (Toulouse), Wesley Fofana (Clermont); Sofiane Guitoune (Bordeaux-Begles), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Noa Nakaitaci (Clermont); Brice Dulin (Racing Metro), Scott Spedding (Clermont).