Same French for Scots
21 Feb 2012
France coach Philippe Saint-André has avoided making changes following the postponed Six Nations match against Ireland.
Saint-André said it was only fair to give the starting XV that was selected to play Ireland a chance, even though Scotland will not demand as much of the French as the Irish may have.
‘Nobody has done badly. Everyone is having a good preparation,’ he told the media. ‘We decided to keep the same team even though we must coach them differently.
‘Scotland play well, keeping the ball a lot and having a lot of creativity. It will be a big test for us.’
France – 15 Maxime Medard, 14 Vincent Clerc, 13 Aurelien Rougerie, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Julien Malzieu, 10 Francois Trinh-Duc, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Imanol Harinordoquy, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c), 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Pascal Pape, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 Dimitri Szarzewski, 1 Jean Baptiste Poux.
Subs: 16 William Servat, 17 Vinceny Debaty, 18 Lionel Nallet, 19 Julien Bonnaire, 20 Julien Dupuy, 21 Lionel Beauxis, 22 Maxime Mermoz.