France make two changes for final Australia Test

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made two changes to the starting line up to face Australia in the third and final Test match as they continue to look for their first win on tour.

Saint-Andre has recalled fullback Hugo Bonneval who played in the first Test in place of Maxime Medard who moves to the wing for this week’s contest.

Fulgence Ouedraogo comes into the loose forwards who have been reshuffled and starts at openside flanker which forces captain Thierry Dusautoir to the blindside while Yannick Nyanga drops to the bench.

“We want continuity,” said coach Philippe Saint-Andre.

“We were coherent and regular for 80 mins” in Melbourne, Saint-Andre said.

“With 14 months to go till the World Cup every match will count,” he said.

France captain Thierry Dusautoir will lead his country for the 49th time which is a record for France.

“Thierry Dusautoir will enter into French rugby history and overtake Fabien Pelous,” Saint-Andre said.


Brice Dulin, Yoann Huget, Mathieu Bastareaud, Wesley Fofana, Hugo Bonneval, Remi Tales, Morgan Parra, Damien Chouly, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Thierry Dusautoir (captain), Yoann Maestri, Alexandre Flanquart, Rabah Slimani, Guilhem Guirado, Alexandre Menini.

Replacements : Christopher Tolofua, Vincent Debaty, Nicolas Mas, Bernard Le Roux, Louis Picamoles, Yannick Nyanga, Maxime Machenaud, Remi Lamerat.

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