French Team of the Year for 2017 revealed

(Image credit - Alain Soula)

Eleven players plying their trade in Super League and the Championship have been named in the French Team of the Year, as chosen by FFR XIII magazine.

Toulouse star Mark Kheirallah is named at full-back, while Catalans Dragons inevitably have four players included – Fouad Yaha, Lucas Albert, Julian Bousquet and Benjamin Garcia.

London Broncos scrum half William Barthau, who will play for Toulouse next season, is included while on the bench is St Helens’ Theo Fages and Warrington’s Catalans-bound back-rower Benjamin Julien.

Six players from the French domestic competition make the starting 13, including former Catalans winger Damien Cardace.

The team in full is:
1 Mark Kheirallah (Toulouse Olympique)
2 Damien Cardace (Lézignan)
3 Bastien Ader (Toulouse Olympique)
4 Thomas Ambert (St Estève-XIII Catalan)
5 Fouad Yaha (Catalan Dragons)
6 Lucas Albert (Catalan Dragons)
7 William Barthau (London Broncos)
8 Maxime Herold (Limoux)
9 Guillaume Bonnet (Lézignan)
10 Julian Bousquet (Catalan Dragons)
11 Benjamin Garcia (Catalan Dragons)
12 Abraham Papalii (Lézignan)
13 Mickaël Rouch (Limoux)

14 Théo Fages (St Helens)
15 Thibaut Margalet (Catalan Dragons)
16 Clément Boyer (Toulouse Olympique)
17 Benjamin Jullien (Warrington)

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