Selected to start in their Champions Cup quarter-final this weekend, ahead of France teammate Paul Jedrasiak and Springbok international Flip van der Merwe, Iturria's real strength is in his athleticism.
Called up by Novès initially in November, although he did not feature, Iturria has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Clermont.
It started with a fine display in his first home game against Racing, and then an eye-catching run of more than 50 metres against Bayonne that underlined his incredible athleticism for a second row.
A strong option in the lineout and very active around the park, Iturria has the making of a modern lock who could be a key player for France over the coming years.
A standout for France Under-20s in 2016, Massy winger Gabriel Ngandebe missed the first four games of the Under-20s Six Nations as he recovered from a knee ligament injury.
He made his return against Wales in a 40-20 success as France finished second overall, and showed his electric feet in a livewire display.
Born in Cameroon, and having moved to France when he was nine years old, Ngandebe is a diminutive winger who relies on his speed and quick feet.
They were on display last year in a warm-up game ahead of the World Rugby Under-20s Championship when he scored an incredible try against Scotland, coincidentally taking the ball from Dupont.
?2/10? Pour finir 2016 voici le Top 10 des essais de l'année. Ici l'essai de Gabriel Ngandebe avec les U20! ? pic.twitter.com/iu5pFaHCd6
And while his current club Massy - who have produced promising back-row trio Yacouba Camara, Sekou Macalou and Judicaël Cancoriet in recent seasons - will be in Pro D2 next season, Ngandebe certainly has the potential to be a threat at any level.
Peter O'Mahony was named man of the match against England last month
21 April 2017, 7:22pm
Peter O'Mahony's performance in the RBS 6 Nations finale for Ireland against England was crucial to his selection for the British & Irish Lions on Wednesday, Ireland and Lions defence coach Andy Farrell has revealed.