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France name team for Italy


France name team to play Italy

France have made just one change to their starting XV to face Italy in round two of the Guinness Six Nations.

Fabien Galthie’s side defeated England last Sunday in Paris and they will now look to do likewise to the Azzurri with a team that sees Arthur Vincent starting in place of the injured Virimi Vakatawa.

Vincent made a Test debut off the bench last weekend and now makes his first start.

Forward Romain Taofifenua comes onto the bench for Vincent, meaning a 6/2 forwards/backs split this weekend.

FRANCE (vs Italy, Sunday)

15. Bouthier; 14. Thomas, 13. Vincent, 12. Fickou, 11. Rattez; 10. Ntamack, 9. Dupont; 8. Alldritt, 7. Ollivon (capt), 6. Cros, 5. Willemse, 4. Le Roux, 3. Haouas, 2. Marchand, 1. Baille. Reps: 16. Mauvaka, 17. Poirot, 18. Bamba, 19. Taofifenua, 20. Palu, 21. Woki, 22. Serin, 23. Jalibert.

WATCH: The Rugby Pod looks ahead to the second round of the Guinness Six Nations 

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France name team to play Italy
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