French NT 2018

  • Summer 2018 roster announced for the French men's NT
    Setter:[/b] Benjamin Toniutti (ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle / POL), Antoine Brizard (ONICO Warsaw / POL), Raphaël Corre (AS Cannes), Toafa Takaniko (GFC Ajaccio),
    Outside: Earvin Ngapeth ( Azimut Modena / Al Rayyan / ITA / QAT), Trévor Clevenot (LPR Piacenza / ITA), Julien Lyneel (Shanghai Volleyball Club / CHN), Thibault Rossard (Asseco Resovia Rzeszów / POL), Kevin Tillie (Beijing Volley / CHN), Yacine Louati (Chaumont VB 52), Luka Basic (Spacer \ 's Toulouse VB),
    Opposite: Jean Patry (Montpellier Volley UC), Stephen Boyer (Chaumont VB 52), Timothée Carle (GFC Ajaccio),
    MIddle: Kevin Le Roux (Rennes Volley 35), Nicolas Le Goff (Taiwan Excellence Latina / ITA), Barthélémy Chinenyeze (Asseco Resovia Rzeszów / POL), Jonas Aguenier (Chaumont VB 52), Daryl Bultor (Montpellier Volley UC), Kevin Kaba (Montpellier Volley UC), Quentin Jouffroy (Tours VB), Franck Lafitte (Paris Volley),
    Libero: Jenia Grebennikov (Cucine Lube Civitanova / ITA), Jérémie Mouiel (Chaumont VB 52), Nicolas Rossard (Paris Volley).

    Toniutti, Grebennikov, Boyer, and Ngapeth are easy starters. Haven't seen Le Roux play since returning from his injury so not sure if he is still a lock. And France sneakily might have the deepest outside list of any country. The competition for that second spot will be fierce, although my guess is clevenot.

    In my opinion they are for sure favourites for the Nations League, as the finals will be at home and they are sending their A team. World Cup they have a brutal group but I still think I would pick them as slight favourites.