France hand out two debuts for Pumas Test
June 14, 2012
Brice Dulin has been handed his debut for the match against Argentina © Getty Images
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has handed out two debuts ahead of their first Test with Argentina on Saturday.
Agen fullback Brice Dulin and Biarritz front-row Yvan Watremez will make their first appearances for Les Bleus in what is an otherwise experienced XV. But there are plenty of fresh faces amongst the replacements.
Teen sensation Christopher Tolofua is named on the bench alongside his cousin Perpignan's Romain Taofifenua. Uncapped Agen scrum-half Maxime Machenaud is also included. Soon-to-be Toulon fly-half Frederic Michalak is also named on the bench.
In the main XV, Saint-Andre has handed recalls to Florian Fritz, Yoann Huget, Fulgence Ouedraogo and back-row Wenceslas Lauret. Pascal Pape captains the side with usual skipper Thierry Dusautoir resting in France.
Replacements: Christopher Tolofua, Vincent Debaty, Romain Taofifenua, Alexandre Lapandry, Maxime Machenaud, Frederic Michalak, Maxime Mermoz
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