Dusautoir to lead French revolution

France coach Phillippe Saint-André has made 10 changes to his side to face the Wallabies in the second Test in Melbourne.

Following last weekend's capitulation in the face of the Australian onslaught, Thierry Dusautoir will start his first Test since the defeat to South Africa in November last year.

His return, along with a number of players who featured in the Top 14 final, should give Les Bleus a massive boost going into this one.

Castres pair of flyhalf Rémi Talès and fullback Brice Dulin will start, along with centre Mathieu Bastareaud and prop Alexandre Menini from Toulon.

Menini will be joined in the front row by Rabah Slimani, who takes over from last week's captain Nicolas Mas.

Alexandre Flanquart will start at lock while Yannick Nyanga's inclusion at flank is another that will add considerable experience to the loose trio.

In the backline, Morgan Parra will partner Talès, with Frédéric Michalak covering both halfback positions from the bench. Maxime Médard rounds out the changes, slotting in on the left wing in place of Felix le Bourhis.

In total there are 13 changes to the match-day squad, as the French look to break a drought on Australian soil that goes back to 1990.

France – 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Maxime Médard, 10 Rémi Talès , 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Damien Chouly, 7 Thierry Dusautoir (c), 6 Yannick Nyanga, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Alexandre Flanquart, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Alexandre Menini.
Subs: 16 Brice Mach, 17 Thomas Domingo, 18 Nicolas Mas, 19 Bernard le Roux, 20 Louis Picamoles, 21 Antoine Burban, 22 Frédéric Michalak, 23 Remi Lamerat.

June Test teams (Week 2)

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