France coach Marc LiÃ¨vremont has made six changes for Saturday’s match against Ireland including four changes to the pack.
The French won 27-6 against Scotland on Sunday with a side vastly different to the one seen at the 2007 World Cup. LiÃ¨vremont has again surprised in chopping six players with the most significant changes in the forwards.
Hooker Dimitri Szarzewski, prop Nicolas Mas, lock Arnaud Mela and No 8 Julien Bonnaire will all get their first starts in the 2008 competition at Stade de France on Saturday.
In the backs, Aurelien Rougerie replaces Vincent Clerc while flyhalf Francois Trinh-Duc makes way for David Skrela.
France - 15 CÃ©dric Heymans (Toulouse), 14 AurÃ©lien Rougerie (Clermont), 13 David Marty (Perpignan), 12 Damien Traille (Biarritz), 11 Julien Malzieu (Clermont), 10 David Skrela (Stade FranÃ§ais), 9 Jean-Baptiste Elissalde (Toulouse), 8 Julien Bonnaire (Clermont), 7 Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse), 6 Fulgence Ouedraogo (Montpellier), 5 Lionell Nallet (Castres), 4 Arnaud Mela (Albi), 3 Lionel Faure (Sale), 2 Dimitri Szarzewski (Stade FranÃ§ais), 1 Nicolas Mas (Perpignan),
Subs: 16 William Servat (Toulouse), 17 Julien Brugnaut (Dax), 18 LoÃ¯c Jacquet (Clermont), 19 Louis Picamoles (Montpellier), 20 Morgan Parra (Bourgoin), 21 FranÃ§ois Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), 22 Vincent Clerc (Toulouse).