France will be hosting Scotland in Paris as the Guinness Six Nations return this weekend.

Their head coach Jacques Brunel has made a few changes to the side that got hammered by England two weeks ago.

This includes a new halfback pairing in Antoine Dupont and and Romain Ntamack.

They replace Parra and Lopez who has dropped out of the squad all together.

He also changed his fullback with Thomas Ramos with Yoann Huget moving to the wing and Gaël Fickou is going to the midfield.

In the pack Brunel kept his tight five but brought in Wenceslas Lauret at flank.

It will be a massive test on Saturday for France and Scotland with both loosing last time out

France: 15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Gaël Fickou, 11 Yoann Huget, 10 Romain Ntamack, 9 Antoine Dupont, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Arthur Iturria, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Félix Lambey, 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina, 3 Demba Bamba, 2 Guilhem Guirado (c), 1 Jefferson Poirot
Replacements: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Etienne Falgoux, 18 Dorian Aldegheri, 19 Paul Willemse, 20 Gregory Alldritt, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Anthony Belleau, 23 Maxime Medard

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  1. Always a French problem – kneejerk reaction. Lose a match – yes badly and fire half the team.

    Also they don’t seem to understand that scrumhalf, flyhalf and more or less 12 and 13 are specialised positions each and you can play one the one weekend and another the next.

    Imagine Brian O’Driscoll playing outside center one weekend and and 10 the next. Or Fourie du Preez 9 one weekend and 10 the next… Tried it with Ruan Pienaar and look how well that worked out.


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