Paul Willemse and Bernard le Roux have been selected as France’s lock pairing for their Six Nations Test against Italy in Rome on Saturday.
In the forwards, captain Charles Ollivon and Dylan Cretin are the starting flanks with Gregory Alldritt lining up at No 8.
South African-born duo Willemse and Le Roux are the two locks while, in the front row, Julien Marchand packs down at hooker alongside Mohamed Haouas and Cyril Baille, who are the starting props.
Dulin cracks the nod at fullback and is joined in the back three by left wing Gabin Villiere and right wing Teddy Thomas. Gael Fickou and Arthur Vincent form the centre combination, while Matthieu Jalibert and Antoine Dupont are the halfback axis.
France – 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Arthur Vincent, 12 Gael Fickou, 11 Gabin Villiere, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Antoine Dupont, 8 Gregory Alldritt, 7 Charles Ollivon (c), 6 Dylan Cretin, 5 Paul Willemse, 4 Bernard le Roux, 3 Mohamed Haouas, 2 Julien Marchand, 1 Cyril Baille.
Subs: 16 Pierre Bourgarit, 17 Jean-Baptiste Gros, 18 Dorian Aldegheri, 19 Romain Taofifenua, 20 Anthony Jelonch, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Louis Carbonel, 23 Damian Penaud.
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