Frogs fry five

France have dropped five players for their Six Nations Test against Ireland on Saturday.

Fullback Nicolas Brusque, centre Ludovic Valbon, flanker Remy Martin, prop Sylvain Marconnet and hooker Dimitri Szarzewski all pay the price for the side’s shock defeat to Scotland.

Veterans Olivier Magne and Raphael Ibanez come into the pack, along with loosehead prop Olivier Milloud.

David Marty is named at centre, while Aurelien Rougerie moves on to the wing.

To make room for Rougerie, Christophe Dominici moves to fullback in place of Brusque, who, along with Szarzewski, is dropped from the 22-man squad altogether.

France to play Ireland:

15 Christophe Dominici, 14 Aurelien Rougerie, 13 Florian Fritz, 12 David Marty, 11 Cedric Heymans, 10 Frederic Michalak, 9 Jean-Baptiste Elissalde, 8 Julien Bonnaire, 7 Olivier Magne, 6 Yannick Nyanga, 5 Fabien Pelous, 4 Jerome Thion, 3 Pieter de Villiers, 2 Raphael Ibanez, 1 Olivier Milloud