Coach Jacques Brunel has made four changes to his France side facing Scotland in the sides’ second World Cup warm-up fixture this Saturday.
Regular captain Guilhem Guirado returns from injury to start ahead of Camille Chat who drops to the bench, in one of four changes to the France team.
Having defeated the Scots 32-3 last weekend, the French will be looking to continue building momentum ahead of the World Cup, when the two sides clash in Edinburgh.
Felix Lambey replaces Paul Gabrillagues in the second row after the latter was cited for foul play following last week’s Test in Nice. In the final change in the pack Arthur Iturria comes into the loose trio in place of last week’s debutant, Francois Cros.
In the backs, Thomas Ramos replaces the experienced Maxime Medard who scored a brace in last week’s victory over Scotland.
In changes to the bench Cyril Baille and Yacouba Camara come in for Dany Priso and Louis Picamoles, respectively, while Romain Taofifenua takes Lambey’s place as the reserve lock.
France – 15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Alivereti Raka, 10 Camille Lopez, 9 Antoine Dupont, 8 Charles Ollivon, 7 Gregory Alldritt, 6 Arthur Iturria, 5 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 4 Felix Lambey, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guihelm Guirado (c), 1 Jefferson Poirot.
Subs: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Cyril Baille, 18 Emerick Setiano, 19 Romain Taofifenua, 20 Yacouba Camara, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Romain Ntamack, 23 Maxime Médard.
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