France wing Rattez out of Six Nations with broken leg

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(Reuters) - Six Nations leaders France will be without Vincent Rattez for the rest of the tournament after the wing broke his fibula in the weekend's 35-22 win over Italy.

Rattez was withdrawn in the dying stages of the match in Paris and needed to be helped off the pitch as 14-man France went on to top the table with two wins, having upset England in the first round.

The 27-year-old, who also scored a try against England, confirmed on social media that he had sustained a fracture.

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France play defending champions Wales in the third round on Feb. 22 in Cardiff.


(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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