France coach Jacques Brunel makes six changes for Six Nations match against Italy
- France coach Jacques Brunel makes six changes for France’s clash in Rome
- Wesley Fofana and Maxime Medard, Jefferson Poirot will all start
- Etienne Falgoux, Gregory Alldritt and Yacouba Camara come into the forwards
- France endured disappointing campaign with three defeats from four games
France coach Jacques Brunel has continued tinkering with his lineup, making six changes Thursday to his team ahead of their final Six Nations match against Italy in Rome.
Wesley Fofana will start in midfield in place of Gael Fickou at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday, and Maxime Medard will be at fullback.
France try to finish the tournament on a positive note following another disappointing campaign.
Wesley Fofana will start for France in midfield after replacing Gael Fickou in the side
FRANCE: Maxime Medard, Damian Penaud, Mathieu Bastareaud, Wesley Fofana, Yoann Huget, Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont; Louis Picamoles, Yacouba Camara, Gregory Alldritt, Paul Willemse, Felix Lambey, Demba Bamba, Guilhem Guirado (captain), Etienne Falgoux. Reserves: Camille Chat, Dany Priso, Dorian Aldegheri, Paul Gabrillagues, Arthur Iturria, Baptiste Serin, Camille Lopez, Thomas Ramos
Having begun with a 19-24 defeat by Wales, the Tricolors then suffered a 44-8 humbling against England.
Victory over Scotland by 27-10 in Rome was followed by a 26-14 loss in Ireland
Up front, injured prop Jefferson Poirot is replaced by Etienne Falgoux, who earns his first start with the Tricolors.
Paul Willemse returns in the second row while Gregory Alldritt and Yacouba Camara start in the back row.
France has won only one match in the championship, a 27-10 win over Scotland in Paris.
Jacques Brunel has decided to make six changes for France for their clash against Italy
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