Duo set to face Wallabies
France coach Marc Lievremont has recalled Fulgence Ouedraogo and Jerome Porical for Saturday's clash with Australia.
Last Updated: 23/11/10 10:21am
France coach Marc Lievremont has recalled Fulgence Ouedraogo and Jerome Porical for Saturday's clash with Australia at the Stade de France.
Montpellier flanker Ouedraogo had a public falling out with Lievremont after he was omitted from the side to face Argentina.
The 24-year-old, though, comes straight back into the France side to replace Julien Bonnaire and join Sebastien Chabal and skipper Thierry Dusautoir in the back row.
"We could have gone for the power option we used against Argentina, while there was also the more mobile option with Bonnaire at No.8, Dusautoir and Fulgence," he said.
"And then there was the other way, the one we chose, with two No.10 hunters (Dusautoir and Ouedraogo) and the power of Sebastien Chabal."
Porical will wear the No.15 jersey, with Alexis Palisson switching to the left wing in place of the benched Marc Andreu.
"Porical played very well against Fiji and he deserves the chance to show what he can do (against Australia)," Lievremont said.
France: 15 Jerome Porical, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Aurelien Rougerie, 12 Yannick Jauzion, 11 Alexis Palisson, 10 Damien Traille, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Sebastien Chabal, 7 Fulgence Ouedraogo, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (capt), 5 Lionel Nallet, 4 Julien Pierre, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 William Servat, 1 Thomas Domingo.
Replacements: 16 Guilhem Guirado, 17 Jerome Schuster, 18 Jerome Thion, 19 Julien Bonnaire, 20 Dimitri Yachvili, 21 Fabrice Estebanez, 22 Marc Andreu.