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).
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