Ibanez leads France in World Cup


Last updated at 21:11 02 July 2007

Raphael Ibanex has

been chosen to lead

France's bid for World

Cup glory on home soil.

The appointment of the

Wasps hooker, 34,

completes a unique

double for the club, as

with Phil Vickery

leading the holders,

the captains of France

and England are from

the same front row.

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Wasps fly-half Alex King

has joined French

championship runnersup

Clermont Auvergne

on a one-year deal.


will soon face his

former team-mates, as

Clermont and Wasps

are in the same

European Cup pool.

Charlie Hodgson has

joined England's World

Cup training camp after

recovering from


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