France coach Philippe Saint-André has named an experienced 23-man squad for Saturday's outing against Australia, cutting fringe players from his provisional group of 33.
The former Toulon boss has drafted novice prop Yannick Forestier and lock Jocelino Suta into the squad, while scrum-half Morgan Parra has also been included, despite his coming off a thigh injury.
At flanker, Saint-André preferred Yannick Nyanga (who won the last of his 25 caps back in 2007) to the promising Pierrick Gunther, who has played well for Toulon this season but is uncapped.
However, Saint-André did retain 23-year-old scrum-half Maxime Machenaud, who impressed on his Test debut against Argentina in June, scoring a try.
Toulouse winger Yoann Huget is also included.
The Bleus coach, who will unveil his starting XV on Thursday, has thus retained only two of eight new faces called together for a preparation phase.
"Yannick is playing very well with Castres," said Saint-André.
On Parra's fitness he added: "For Parra there is good news - he's running again able to accelerate... he's 100 per cent."
The French will be looking for their first win over the Wallabies since a 26-16 win in Marseille in November 2005 and hence will be looking to rely heavily on experience.
France are ranked fifth and also aiming to improve their position with a view to being among the seeded teams at the next World Cup in 2015.
French squad to face Australia:
Forwards (13): Thomas Domingo (Clermont), Yannick Forestier (Castres), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont), Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing-Metro), Vincent Debaty (Clermont), Nicolas Mas (Perpignan), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse, Pascal Pape (capt, Stade Francais), Jocelino Suta (Toulon), Damien Chouly (Clermont), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Fulgence Ouedraogo (Montpellier), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse)
Backs (10): Maxime Machenaud (Racing-Metro), Morgan Parra (Clermont), Frederic Michalak (Toulon), Francois Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), Vincent Clerc (Toulouse), Brice Dulin (Castres), Wesley Fofana (Clermont), Florian Fritz (Toulouse), Yoann Huget (Toulouse), Maxime Mermoz (Toulon)