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Naikataci In France Line-Up

Fijian Noa Naikataci and Louis Picamoles are the only two survivors from last Saturday’s win over Italy in their line-up against Romania tomorrow. France have made 13 changes to their
23 Sep 2015 10:23
Naikataci In France Line-Up
Noa Nakaitaci (with ball), attacks for France against Italy in their 2015 Rugby World Cup opener.

Fijian Noa Naikataci and Louis Picamoles are the only two survivors from last Saturday’s win over Italy in their line-up against Romania tomorrow.

France have made 13 changes to their starting XV.

Dimitri Szarzewski will captain the side from hooker with Thierry Dusautoir rested from the matchday squad.

Clermont star Wesley Fofana has recovered from injury to start at inside centre, forming a new partnership with Gaël Fickou.

Back-row Bernard le Roux is set to start in the second row alongside Alexandre Flanquart, with Rémi Talès taking over at flyhalf from Frédéric Michalak who scored 19 points against Italy with the boot.

Nicolas Mas is named on the bench for the second game in a row, despite scoring his first ever test try in his 81st cap last weekend, as Uini Atonio gets the nod.

 

France: 

15 Brice Dulin, 14 Sofiane Guitoune, 13 Gaël Fickou, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Noa Nakaitaci, 10 Rémi Talès, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Fulgence Ouedraogo, 6 Yannick Nyanga, 5 Alexandre Flanquart, 4 Bernard le Roux, 3 Uini Atonio, 2 Dimitri Szarzewski (c), 1 Vincent Debaty

Reserves: 16 Benjamin Kayser, 17 Eddy Ben Arous, 18 Nicolas Mas, 19 Yoann Maestri, 20 Damien Chouly, 21 Rory Kockott, 22 Frédéric Michalak, 23 Mathieu Bastareaud.

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