France change two for Six Nations clash against England

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France have changed two of their back-rowers for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations match against England with Bernard Le Roux and Loann Goujon both starting.

Le Roux replaces Yacouba Camara at openside while Loann Goujon starts at No.8 with Damien Chouly shifting to blindside.

Wenceslas Lauret drops to the bench while Guy Noves has also brought Xavier Chiocci and Paul Jedrasiak in to the replacements.

"We need to bring the freshness in the team for Saturday's game," Noves was quoted as saying on the French Rugby Federation's official Twitter account.

"I believe in our team. I am sure that our team can take on great challenges. I believe our team can compete with the power of the English. This team is young, but we give them our confidence."

France head into Saturday's match knowing a win will see them stop England, who have already been crowned champions, getting the Grand Slam.


Spedding, Fofana, Fickou, Mermoz, Vakatawa, Trinh-Duc, Machenaud; Poirot, Guirado, Slimani, Flanquart, Maestri, Chouly, Le Roux, Goujon


Chat, Atonio, Chiocci, Jedrasiak, Lauret, Bezy, Plisson, Medard