France change two for England in Six Nations

France have named their young Stade Francais fly-half Jules Plisson in their starting team to play England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Twenty-three-year-old Plisson comes into the team to partner Sebastian Tillous-Borde which is coach Philippe Saint-Andre’s 16th different half-back pairing in his three year tenure..

Plisson comes into the team as replacement for Camille Lopez who is struggling with a knee injury.

The only other change sees Vincent Debaty come in for Eddy Ben Arous at prop after the latter suffered an injury to his arm.

Remi Tales and Uini Atonio replace Plisson and Debaty on the France bench.

France can still win the Six Nations but will need to not only beat England by at least eight points but also hope that Ireland lose in Scotland and Wales are beaten in Italy.


Scott Spedding; Yoann Huget, Gael Fickou, Maxime Mermoz, Noa Nakaitaci; Jules Plisson, Sebastian Tillous-Borde; Loann Goujon, Bernard Le Roux, Thierry Dusautoir (capt); Yoann Maestri, Alexandre Flanquart; Nicolas Mas, Guilhem Guirado, Vincent Debaty

Replacements: Benjamin Kayser, Rabah Slimani, Uini Atonio, Romain Taofifenua, Damien Chouly, Rory Kockott, Remi Tales, Mathieu Bastareaud

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