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France name World Cup training squad

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PARIS (AP) Seven months after breaking his leg, Montpellier flyhalf Francois Trinh-Duc was picked on Tuesday in a 36-man France training squad for the Rugby World Cup.

Trinh-Duc returned to competition with his club only in March after he was injured in the Top 14. He has 49 caps, but has not played in a France jersey for more than a year after enduring a difficult relationship with coach Philippe Saint-Andre. He played an hour of the 2011 World Cup final defeat to the All Blacks.

"It's a great reward and a real privilege to be named," Trinh-Duc said after finding out about his selection on the radio. "All the choices I've made over the past three-four years were guided by the World Cup. I have a special thought for the people who helped me when I was all alone, stuck on my sofa."

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