France change two

Flank Julien Bonnaire and fullback Clement Poitrenaud start for France in their Six Nations Test against Ireland in Paris on Sunday.

Bonnaire’s selection comes after France struggled at lineout time against Scotland last weekend. He slots into a back row that sees Imanol Harinordoquy shifting from flank to No 8 and Louis Picamoles relegated to the bench. Poitrenaud profits from Maxime Medard’s injury in the only other change to the side.

France - 15 Clement Poitrenaud, 14 Vincent Clerc, 13 Aurelien Rougerie, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Julien Malzieu, 10 Fran├žois Trinh-Duc, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Imanol Harinordoquy, 7 Julien Bonnaire, 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 Vincent Debaty, 18 Lionel Nallet, 19 Louis Picamoles, 20 Julien Dupuy, 21 Lionel Beauxis, 22 Maxime Mermoz.