Morgan Parra will start at scrumhalf for France against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday.
It will be Parra’s first Test appearance since France’s humiliating 62-13 World Cup quarter-final loss to New Zealand in Cardiff.
Anthony Belleau will start at flyhalf, with Geoffrey Doumayrou and Mathieu Bastareaud in the midfield, Remy Grosso and Teddy Thomas on the wings and Maxime Medard at fullback. Medard last played for Les Bleus in 2016, on their tour to Argentina.
Dany Priso, Camille Chat and Uini Atonio are in the front row, with Paul Gabrillagues and Yoann Maestri in the second row and Judicaël Cancoriet, Kelian Gourdon and Fabien Sanconnie in the back row.
France – 15 Maxime Médard, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud (c), 12 Geoffrey Doumayrou, 11 Remy Grosso, 10 Anthony Belleau, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Fabien Sanconnie, 7 Kelian Gourdon, 6 Judicaël Cancoriet, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Paul Gabrillagues, 3 Uini Atonio, 2 Camille Chat, 1 Dany Priso.
Subs: 16 Adrien Pélissié, 17 Cyril Baille, 18 Rabah Slimani, 19 Bernard Le Roux, 20 Alexandre Lapandry, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Jules Plisson, 23 Gael Fickou.
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