Philippe Saint-André, the French head coach has unveiled his line up to face Ireland on Saturday (kick-off at 6pm local time) at Stade de France. (Crédit photo : Julien Poupart)
Racingman Maxime Machenaud will start the match against Ireland with the number 9 jersey and will make his second straight start of the 2014 tournament. The Ciel et Blanc Captain, Dimitri Szarzewski also in the starting line-up, makes his comeback with XV de France after missing the trip to Murrayfield. Back rower Wenceslas Lauret will start this "final" from the bench.
Here is the French line up:
B Dulin - Y Huget, M Bastareaud, G Fickou, M Médard - R Talès, M Machenaud - D Chouly, A Lapandry, L Picamoles - Y Maestri, P Papé (cap.) - N Mas, D Szarzewski, T Domingo
G Guirado, V Debaty, R Slimani, A Flanquart, S Vahaamahina, W Lauret, JM Doussain, M Mermoz
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Friday 19th August