Philippe Saint-André has shaken things up ahead of Ireland’s visit to Paris this weekend. Louis Picamoles returns to the line-up but finds himself on the blindside flank; Damien Chouly continues in the number eight shirt after his impressive performance against Scotland.
Gael Fickou finally gets a start in the no.12 shirt, with Maxime Mermoz dropping to the bench. Remi Tales is instated at fly-half, as Jules Plisson drops out of the squad altogether.
France team to play Ireland:
15 Brice Dulin, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Gaël Fickou , 11 Maxime Médard, 10 Remi Tálès, 9 Maxime Machenaud, 8 Damien Chouly, 7 Alexandre Lapandry, 6 Louis Picamoles, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Pascal Papé, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 Dimitri Szarzewski, 1 Thomas Domingo
Replacements: 16 Guilhem Guirado, 17 Vincent Debaty, 18 Rabah Slimani, 19 Alexandre Flanquart, 20 Sébastien Vahaamahina, 21 Wenceslas Lauret, 22 Jean-Marc Doussain, 23 Maxime Mermoz
Can they spoil the Irish party and win in Paris?