Ouedraogo returns for France
November 23, 2010
Fulgence Ouedraogo has been recalled by France © Getty Images
France coach Marc Lievremont has recalled Fulgence Ouedraogo to his starting line-up to face Australia on Saturday despite last week's public spat with the Montpellier flanker.
Lievremont branded the 24-year-old a 'spoilt child' after his reaction to being dropped for last weekend's win over Argentina on his home ground, but has maintained his plans to utilise him against the Wallabies.
Clermont Auvergne's Julien Bonnaire is omitted from the side as a result, taking the place of the axed Imanol Harinordoquy among the replacements. Sebastien Chabal starts at No.8 for the second week in succession while skipper Thierry Dusautoir is retained at blindside.
There is another change in the backs, where Perpignan's Jerome Porical is drafted in at fullback. Alexis Palisson shifts to the wing as a result, with Castres' Marc Andreu dropping to the bench.
France: J Porical (Perpignan); Y Huget (Bayonne), A Rougerie (Clermont Auvergne), Y Jauzion (Toulouse), A Palisson (Brive); D Traille (Biarritz), M Parra (Clermont Auvergne); T Domingo (Clermont Auvergne), W Servat (Toulouse), N Mas (Perpignan); J Pierre (Clermont Auvergne), L Nallet (Racing Metro); T Dusautoir (capt, Toulouse), F Ouedraogo (Montpellier), S Chabal (Racing Metro)
Replacements: G Guirado (Perpignan), J Schuster (Perpignan), J Thion (Biarritz), J Bonnaire (Clermont Auvergne), D Yachvili (Biarritz), F Estebanez (Brive), M Andreu (Castres)
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