Flyhalf Romain Ntamack and scrumhalf Antoine Dupont will start in tandem for France against Scotland in Paris on Saturday.
Coach Jacques Brunel has made four personnel changes and two positional swaps following his team’s humiliating 44-8 defeat to England a fortnight ago.
The only change in the pack sees flank Wenceslas Lauret replace Yacouba Camara in the loose trio.
In the back division, Ntamack and Dupont come in ahead of experienced Clermont duo Camille Lopez and Morgan Parra, who publicly questioned Brunel’s coaching methods after their loss against England.
Thomas Ramos replaces centre Geoffrey Doumayrou in the lineup, but the former will start at fullback, with Yoann Huget shifting to left wing and Gaël Fickou moving to inside centre.
Lopez, Parra and Doumayrou have been dropped from the match 23.
France – 15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Gaël Fickou, 11 Yoann Huget, 10 Romain Ntamack, 9 Antoine Dupont, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Arthur Iturria, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Félix Lambey, 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina, 3 Demba Bamba, 2 Guilhem Guirado (c), 1 Jefferson Poirot.
Subs: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Etienne Falgoux, 18 Dorian Aldegheri, 19 Paul Willemse, 20 Gregory Alldritt, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Anthony Belleau, 23 Maxime Medard.
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