France's bid to secure a place at Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 via the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series has been boosted by the return of captain Fanny Horta (pictured), Shannon Izar and Marjorie Mayans for the penultimate round in Langford, Canada, on 27-28 May.

The experienced trio missed the previous round in Kitakyushu when France finished eighth to lie seventh in the standings with two rounds remaining, in Langford and on home soil in Clermont-Ferrand next month.

With New Zealand, Canada, USA and Spain have secured their places at RWC Sevens 2018 in San Francisco by virtue of reaching the semi-finals in the last edition in 2013, the top four ranked teams outside this quartet will join them in San Francisco next July.

France currently occupy the fourth of those spots behind Olympic champions Australia, Fiji and Russia, albeit only two points clear of England.

Jennifer Troncy is the fourth change to France's squad for round five with Caroline Drouin, Jade le Pesq, Laurelin Fourcade and Lina Guerin the players to miss out on selection by coach David Courteix this time.

Les Bleues will face their HSBC Canada Sevens hosts as well as Russia and Brazil in Pool B at the Westhills Stadium. 

France squad: Montserrat Amedee, Pauline Biscarat, Lenaïg Corson, Camille Grassineau, Clémence Gueucier, Fanny Horta (Captain), Shannon Izar, Marjorie Mayans, Carla Neisen, Séraphine Okemba, Chloé Pelle, Jennifer Troncy.