France make one change for Wales
February 19, 2014
Wenceslas Lauret starts for France © Getty Images
France have made one change ahead of Friday's Six Nations clash with Wales.
The swap comes in the back-row with Wenceslas Lauret replacing Bernard La Roux at openside. There are further changes on the bench with hooker Brice Mach, prop Vincent Debaty and Remi Tales coming in for Benjamin Kayser, Rabah Slimani and Francois Trinh-Duc.
The rest of the team has a settled look with Pascal Pape captaining the side while Mathieu Bastareaud is retained at outside centre and will come up against Jamie Roberts and George North on Friday evening.
B Dulin (Castres); Y Huget (Toulouse), M Bastareaud (Toulon), W Fofana (Clermont Auvergne), H Bonneval (Stade Francais); J Plisson (Stade Francais), J-M Doussain (Toulouse); T Domingo (Clermont Auvergne), D Szarzewski (Racing Metro), N Mas (Montpellier), P Pape (Stade Francais, captain), Y Maestri (Toulouse), Y Nyanga (Toulouse), W Lauret (Racing Metro), L Picamoles (Toulouse).
Replacements: B Mach (Castres), Y Forestier (Castres), V Debaty (Clermont Auvergne), S Vahaamahina (Perpignan), D Chouly (Clermont Auvergne), M Machenaud (Racing Metro), R Tales (Castres), G Fickou (Toulouse).
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Communication error please reload the page.
Tiger Woods has progressed to the point of "light" chipping and putting and there have been "zero" setbacks or complications since back surgery
Maria Sharapova breezed into the quarter-finals of the Porsche Grand Prix and will take on Agnieszka Radwanska next
Ian Poulter carded an opening-round 3-under 69 at the China Open to sit two off the leaders - countryman Simon Dyson and Spain's Alvaro Quiros
Tottenham are considering replacing Tim Sherwood with recently sacked Manchester United manager David Moyes, according to the London Evening Standard
Bernie Ecclestone denied the charge of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich on Thursday
Jonny Wilkinson is the face of Toulon but whisper it, they might be a better team without him. Paul Eddison examines the case for dropping the talisman
David Moyes might have thought the lengthy list of unwanted records he accrued before his brief, turbulent reign at Manchester United was mercifully brought to an end would follow suit, but they keep on coming
Has there ever been a Grand Prix before when the flag was shown too early, like in China for Lewis Hamilton?
The ARU have been left jittery and forced to chase Folau after rumours swirled of another code switch, writes Greg Growden
Whatever way you look at it, the Hurricanes v Reds game promises plenty for the viewer. The Canes are in good form and look to be making a serious challenge in the extremely competitive New Zealand conference
Manchester United sacked David Moyes because they became convinced they were getting worse the longer they spent under his management, sources told ESPN
Jose Mourinho has confirmed Petr Cech and John Terry will miss the rest of the Premier League season
Liverpool claim they are will be in a position to compete for the world's best players this summer after qualifying for the Champions League group stage
Manchester United risk losing Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand after deciding not to renew their contracts before a new manager is appointed
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal gets an immediate chance to shake off his surprisingly early exit at the Monte Carlo Masters by going for his ninth Barcelona Open title this week
We take you inside the book that made the now departed manager a laughing stock with his Manchester United players and try to work out where it all went wrong
ESPN's Steve Bunce gives the lowdown on Alex Leapai, a "ham-fisted Samoan slugger" who now faces heavyweight boxing's toughest opponent, Wladimir Klitschko
Liverpool are within touching distance of winning their first league title in 24 years and they have the opportunity to put further distance between themselves and Chelsea
With one of the most prized seats in football now vacant, who will Manchester United turn to?