June International Tours

France make ten changes for 2nd Australia Test



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France have made ten changes to their team to play Australia in the second Test with captain Thierry Dusautoir returning for the match in Melbourne.

Captain Dusautoir is one of ten changes made by France coach Philippe Saint-Andre
as they look to keep the series alive after losing the first Test 50-23.

Saint Andre was forced to name a second string team for the first test due
to the scheduling of the French Top 14 domestic final but he now has a full
compliement to select from.

Flyhalf Remi Tales and centre Mathieu Bastareaud both return to the starting
line up which pushes last week’s No.10 Frederic Michalak down to the bench.

Props Alexandre Menini and Rabah Slimani have also been named to the lineup,
along with Yannick Nyanga and fullback Brice Dulin.

Morgan Parra was selected at halfback after scoring one try and helping set
up another in his 10-minute appearance off the bench at Brisbane.

Louis Picamoles was named on the bench and Damien Chouly retained the No. 8
spot in other changes to the 23-man squad.


15 Brice Dulin, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Maxime Medard, 10 Remi Tales , 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Damien Chouly, 7 Thierry Dusautoir (c), 6 Yannick Nyanga, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Alexandre Flanquart, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Alexandre Menini.

Replacements: 16 Brice Mach, 17 Thomas Domingo, 18 Nicolas Mas, 19 Bernard le Roux, 20 Louis Picamoles, 21 Antoine Burban, 22 Frederic Michalak, 23 Remi Lamerat.

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