France have made three changes to their starting line-up for Sunday's Six Nations clash with Italy as Hugo Bonneval makes his debut.
France have made three changes to their starting line-up for Sunday's Six Nations clash with Italy as Hugo Bonneval makes his Test debut.
Stade FranÃ§ais full-back Bonneval will start on the wing in the place of Maxime MÃ©dard, who has been dropped from the matchday squad.
Up front, Dimitri Szarzewski is rewarded for his game-changing break against England as he starts at hooker ahead of Benjamin Kayser.
In the second row, Yoann Maestri starts alongside skipper Pascal PapÃ© as Alexandre Flanquart drops out of the squad and Sebastien Vahaamahina joins bench.
There is one further change to the replacements as an extra backline player is added with Francois Trinh-Duc returning. The fly-half fills the place vacated by injured loose forward Antoine Burban.
France: 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Hugo Bonneval, 10 Jules Plisson, 9 Jean-Marc Doussain, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Bernard Le Roux, 6 Yannick Nyanga, 5 Yoann Maestri 4 Pascal PapÃ© (c), 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 Dimitri Szarzewski, 1 Thomas Domingo.
Replacements: 16 Benjamin Kayser, 17 Yannick Forestier, 18 Rabah Slimani, 19 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 20 Damien Chouly, 21 Maxime Machenaud, 22 Francois Trinh-Duc, 23 Gael Fickou
Date: Sunday, February 9
Venue: Stade de France, St Denis (Paris)
Kick-off: 16.00 local (15.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)