Thierry Dusautoir returns to captain a France team that shows an incredible ten changes to the side that went down so meekly against Australia in the first test.
The only survivors from the first test are Yoann Huget, Wesley Fofana, Damien Chouly, Yoann Maestri and Guilhem Guirado. Players involved in the French Top 14 final are welcomed back into the team, including fly half Rémi Talès who displaces Freddie Michalak.
Toulon’s Alexandre Menini is included in the front row, while Morgan Parra gets the chance to start at half-back and the giant Mathieu Bastareaud replaces Gael Fickou, who drops out of the squad altogether. Louis Picamoles returns to the bench.
France team to play Australia:
15 Brice Dulin, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Maxime Medard, 10 Rémi Talès , 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Damien Chouly, 7 Thierry Dusautoir (c), 6 Yannick Nyanga, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Alexandre Flanquart, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Alexandre Menini.
Replacements: 16 Brice Mach, 17 Thomas Domingo, 18 Nicolas Mas, 19 Bernard le Roux, 20 Louis Picamoles, 21 Antoine Burban, 22 Frédéric Michalak, 23 Remi Lamerat.
Date: Saturday, June 21
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Kick-off: 20:00 local (10:00 GMT)
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)