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Test Preview – France v Argentina


France will host Argentina on Saturday night at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Both teams are coming off losses from last week and funny enough both teams lost their games against Ireland and South Africa in the second half.

The Pumas was beaten 28-17 by Ireland and will want to get that first win under their belt this weekend.

Argentina coach Ledesma has stick with the same team from last week and we can expect a massive clash upfront.

This match is not just important for the two teams to get a win in this November test series but will also play a big part for both as they are grouped together in next years World Cup.

“If you win this meeting at this time of the year, it will give the boys confidence and doubt for the French,” Ledesma has been quoted as saying by France Info.

“Next year at the World Cup, we will be in the same conditions and the best will win.

French coach Jacques Brunel made two changes for this weekend test, both in the backline.

Damian Penaud, who hurt his ankle in the first half of the clash with the Springboks last weekend, has been ruled out and his place has been taken by Yoann Huget on the left wing.

Gael Fickou also comes in for Geoffrey Doumayrou at 12.

Montpellier’s Benjamin Fall has been promoted to the reserves to provide backline cover.

Talismanic hooker Guilhem Guirado, who scored a fine individual effort last weekend, will captain the side.

Prediction: Difficult one but France have home advantage so France by 9


France: 15 Maxime Medard, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Gael Fickou, 11 Yoann Huget, 10 Camille Lopez, 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Artur Iturria, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Yoan Maestri, 4 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 3 Cedate Gomes Sa, 2 Guilhem Guirado (c), 1 Jefferson Poirot
Replacements: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Dany Priso, 18 Rabah Slimani, 19 Paul Gabrillagues, 20 Mathieu Babillot, 21 Antoine Dupont, 22 Anthony Belleau, 23 Benjamin Fall

Argentina: 15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo De La Fuente, 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Guido Petti, 6 Pablo Matera (c), 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Augustin Creevy, 1 Santiago Garcia Botta
Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 18 Lucio Sordoni, 19 Mariano Galarza, 20 Rodrigo Bruni, 21 Tomas Lezana, 22 Tomas Cubelli, 23 Matias Moroni

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  1. So much tension!
    So much passion!
    I’ve never considered tango-ing to french jazz.
    I don’t have to. These teams to perform it this weekend !
    Viva / Vivre drinks

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