As you were for Les Bleus
Same XV from postponed clash set for Murrayfield
Last Updated: February 21, 2012 12:21pm
Yoann Maestri: Will finally make his first start for France
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has opted to stick with the same starting XV that was due to tackle Ireland for the trip to Scotland on Sunday.
The clash at the Stade de France against Ireland was called off moments before kick-off due to a frozen pitch.
As a result Saint-Andre has opted to retain the same line-up - with Julien Dupuy continuing to cover the injured Dimitri Yachvili on the bench.
And having seen his starting debut delayed, Yoann Maestri will now make his first start after coming off the bench against Italy.
"There is no change to the team that was meant to start against Ireland. Nobody played a bad game and everybody did well during the preparation period," Saint-Andre said.
France: 15 Maxime Medard, 14 Vincent Clerc, 13 Aurelien Rougerie, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Julien Malzieu, 10 Francois Trinh-Duc, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Imanol Harinordoquy, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (capt), 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Pascal Pape, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 Dimitri Szarzewski, 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux.
Replacements: 16 William Servat, 17 Vincent Debaty, 18 Lionel Nallet, 19 Julien Bonnaire, 20 Julien Dupuy, 21 Lionel Beauxis, 22 Maxime Mermoz.