France clarify Six Nations eligibility of teen colossus after late concerns
2024/01/12

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Perpignan lock Posolo Tuilagi is eligible to play for France in the Six Nations tournament, despite previous reports stating otherwise. The French Rugby Federation (FFR) clarified that the reports were based on a policy that was no longer relevant under Bernard Laporte's presidency. According to the FFR, Tuilagi can be selected for the national team in accordance with World Rugby rules. The FFR remains committed to promoting players from training sectors and supporting inclusion in rugby. 

Tuilagi, son of former Samoan international Henry, has been a standout player for Perpignan and the France U20s team. He may potentially be called up along with uncapped Toulouse player Emmanuel Meafou, who recently qualified to represent France. Thibaud Flament of Toulouse has been ruled out due to injury.

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