Coach Guy Novès has named an unchanged starting XV ahead of France’s Test against the Springboks in Paris on Saturday.
France lost 38-18 against the All Blacks last weekend, but Novès has opted for consistency by selecting the same lineup to front South Africa.
On the bench there is one change, as the uncapped Sebastien Taofifenua comes in for Raphael Chaume as prop cover.
France – 15 Nans Ducuing, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Geoffrey Doumayrou, 12 Mathieu Bastareaud, 11 Teddy Thomas, 10 Anthony Belleau, 9 Antoine Dupont, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Kevin Gourdon, 6 Judicael Cancoriet, 5 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 4 Paul Gabrillagues, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado (c), 1 Jefferson Poirot
Subs: 16 Clement Maynadier, 17 Sebastien Taofifenua, 18 Daniel Kotze, 19 Paul Jedreasiak, 20 Anthony Jelonch, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Francois Trinh-Duc, 23 Damian Penaud.
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