France coach Philippe Saint Andre makes three changes for Samoa

Last Updated: 22/11/12 4:33pm

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Morgan Parra: Starts for France against Samoa

Morgan Parra: Starts for France against Samoa

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Morgan Parra will start at scrum-half for France when they face Samoa at the Stade de France on Saturday after head coach Philippe Saint Andre made three changes to the side that beat Argentina.

The Clermont Auvergne player earns his 45th cap as he replaces Maxime Machenaud in the starting XV after he featured in France's 33-6 win over Australia and last weekend's 39-22 victory against the Pumas.

Thomas Domingo got the nod at prop ahead of Yannick Forestier, who will start on the replacements' bench and hooker Benjamin Kayser takes over from Dimitri Szarzewki in the front row.

Frederic Michalak keeps his place at fly-half after impressive performances in his country's opening two autumn internationals.

France: Dulin, Fofana, Fritz, Mermoz Clerc, Michalak, Parra; Domingo, Kayser, Mas, Pape, Maestri, Nyanga, Ouedraogo, Picamoles
Replacements: Szarzewski, Forestier, Debaty, Suta, Chouly, Machenaud, Trinh-Duc, Huget.

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