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Bastareaud on French bench
Coach Marc Lievremont has made two changes to his side for the clash against Italy on Sunday.
Mathieu Bastareaud, France’s star of the campaign so far, makes way for David Marty at outside centre. Marc Andreu will earn his first start as he replaces wing Julien Malzieu in the other change.
France – Clement Poitrenaud; Marc Andreu, David Marty, Yannick Jauzion, Alexis Palisson; Francois Trinh-Duc, Morgan Parra; Imanol Harinordoquy, Julien Bonnaire, Thierry Dusautoir (c); Julien Pierre, Lionel Nallet; Nicolas Mas, William Servat, Thomas Domingo.
Subs: Dimitri Szarzewski, Jean-Baptiste Poux, Sebastien Chabal, Alexandre Lapandry, Dimitri Yachvili, Mathieu Bastareaud, Julien Malzieu