France make two changes for Wallabies Test
June 18, 2014
Thierry Dusautoir will move into blindside in one of the two changes to the starting line-up © Getty Images
Under-fire French coach Philippe Saint Andre has made two changes to his starting line-up in a bid to save his side from their first 3-0 series loss to the Wallabies.
Saint Andre has recalled first-Test fullback Hugo Bonneval to replace Maxime Medard on the wing for Saturday's series finale in Sydney, while Fulgence Ouedraogo comes into a reshuffled back row.
Ouedraogo will start at openside flanker, forcing French captain Thierry Dusautoir to the blindside. Yannick Nyanga has been relegated to the bench.
France and Australia have only contested one three-Test series previously, when now-coach Ewen McKenzie's Wallabies prevailed 2-1 on home soil in 1990. On that occasion, France avoided a series whitewash by winning the final Test in Sydney 28-19.
France: Brice Dulin, Yoann Huget, Mathieu Bastareaud, Wesley Fofana, Hugo Bonneval, Remi Tales, Morgan Parra, Damien Chouly, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Thierry Dusautoir (capt), Yoann Maestri, Alexandre Flanquart, Rabah Slimani, Guilhem Guirado, Alexandre Menini.
Replacements: Christopher Tolofua, Vincent Debaty, Nicolas Mas, Bernard Le Roux, Louis Picamoles, Yannick Nyanga, Maxime Machenaud, Remi Lamerat.
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