France change six for Ireland

Date published: February 11 2016

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France boss Guy Novès has made made six changes to his starting line-up for their Six Nations clash against Ireland in Paris on Saturday.

In the backs, Teddy Thomas replaces Hugo Bonneval on the right wing while Maxime Mermoz takes over from Gaël Fickou at outside centre.

With Louis Picamoles injured, Damien Chouly shifts from the flank to number eight while Yacouba Camara will wear the number seven shirt.

In the front row, props Uini Atonio and Jefferson Poirot replace Rabah Slimani and Eddy Ben Arous, while Alexandre Flanquart comes in for Paul Jedrasiak in the second row.

France: 15 Maxime Medard, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Maxime Mermoz, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Virimi Vakatawa, 10 Jules Plisson, 9 Sébastien Bezy, 8 Damien Chouly, 7 Yacouba Camara, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Alexandre Flanquart, 3 Uini Atonio, 2 Guilhem Guirado (c), 1 Jefferson Poirot. 
Replacements: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Rabah Slimani, 18 Eddy Ben Arous, 19 Paul Jedrasiak, 20 Loann Goujon, 21 Maxime Machenaud, 22 Jean-Marc Doussain, 23 Hugo Bonneval

Date: Saturday, February 13
Venue: Stade de France, Paris
Kick-off: 15:25 local (14:25 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

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