France make one change for Scotland

Date published: February 10 2017

France head coach Guy Novès has made one change to his side to face Scotland at the Stade de France on Sunday.

Damien Chouly drops the bench and is replaced in the six shirt by Bordeaux-Bègles’ back-row Loann Goujon.

The rest of the French starting XV remains unchanged following their narrow 19-16 loss away to England in the opening round of the tournament.

There are however two new faces amongst the replacements. Toulouse hooker Christopher Tolofua could make his Test debut as he is named in the 16 shirt, while Julian Le Devedec takes the place of Arthur Iturria.

Baptiste Serin gets the nod at scrum-half again ahead of Maxime Machenaud.

France: 15 Scott Spedding, 14 Noa Nakaitaci, 13 Rémi Lamerat, 12 Gaël Fickou, 11 Virimi Vakatawa, 10 Camille Lopez, 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Kévin Gourdon, 6 Loann Goujon, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina, 3 Uini Atonio, 2 Guilhem Guirado (c), 1 Cyril Baille
Replacements: 16 Christopher Tolofua, 17 Rabah Slimani, 18 Xavier Chiocci, 19 Julian Le Devedec, 20 Damien Chouly, 21 Maxime Machenaud, 22 Jean-Marc Doussain, 23 Yoann Huget

Date: Sunday, February 12
Venue: Stade de France, Paris
Kick-off: 16:00 local (15:00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Johnny Lacey (Ireland), Luke Pearce (England)
TMO: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

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