Lionel Faure believes France will be in for a tough time when they travel to Murrayfield on Sunday to open up their RBS Six Nations campaign against Scotland.
Sale prop Faure is one of six uncapped players names in coach Marc Lievremont's first Les Bleus squad.
And Faure has no doubt that Scotland will be a tricky encounter - especially with club-mates Rory Lamont and Jason White in their line-up.
Lamont was Scotland's leading try-scorer at the World Cup and White has been the country's talisman, famed for his tough-tackling approach.
And Faure said: "There will be trouble for us at Murrayfield, that is for sure.
"We will have to get the better of not only their front row but also my friend Jason White, who can spark out an opponent with one tackle.
"They are dangerous behind the scrum as well, especially with Lamont there.
"Having kept their coach, they have kept the continuity going for several seasons and it is the same group of players as in the World Cup.
"It is going to be tricky but we have to rise to the challenge, and show that even though we don't know each other as well as they know each other, we have more desire."