Parra returns for France

The versatile Morgan Parra has been named as one of just three changes for France ahead of Saturday’s Test against Samoa.

It appears as if France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has taken note following Samoa’s shock win against Wales last Friday. Wales made wholesale changes ahead of that particular clash, and were made to pay a heavy price.

Saint-Andre has opted to make minimal changes. Parra will replace scrumhalf Maxime Machenaud, while Thomas Domingo and Benjamin Kayser are introduced in the front row.

France – 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Wesley Fofana, 13 Florian Fritz, 12 Maxime Mermoz, 11 Vincent Clerc, 10 Frederic Michalak, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Fulgence Ouedraogo, 6 Yannick Nyanga, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Pascal Papé (c), 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 Benjamin Kayser, 1 Thomas Domingo.
Subs: 16 Dimitri Szarzewski, 17 Yannick Forestier, 18 Vince Debaty, 19 Jocelino Suta, 20 Damien Chouly, 21 Maxime Machenaud, 22 Francois Trinh-Duc, 23 Yoann Huget.