27 Feb 2012

France midfielder to be replaced after suffering knee injury

8:50 am on 27 February 2012

Fullback Maxime Medard is a serious doubt for France's Six Nations rugby game against Ireland next weekend because of a knee injury.

Medard scored a try in France's 23-17 win over Scotland at Murrayfield on Monday but was replaced in the second half.

Coach Philippe Saint-Andre says the team is awaiting the results of an MRI scan on Medard's knee before making a decision, but concedes they will have to replace the midfielder.

Saint-Andre is due to unveil his squad on Tuesday for the Ireland fixture, which takes place at the Stade de France.