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Goujon the sole change to France XV

By Nicholas McGee
France flanker Loann Goujon

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Loann Goujon has come into the France XV for Sunday’s Six Nations clash with Scotland as the only change made to the starting line-up by Guy Noves.

France were edged out by defending champions England in their tournament opener at Twickenham last weekend, Ben Te’o’s late try giving Eddie Jones’ men a 19-16 victory.

Despite that disappointment against an injury-hit England side, Noves has kept the faith with the majority of that team, Goujon coming in at blindside flanker to replace Clermont forward Damien Chouly.

Chouly drops to the bench, where second-row Julian Le Devedec and hooker Christopher Tolofua have come in for Arthur Iturria and Clement Maynadier.

France are unbeaten in their last eight home Six Nations meetings with Scotland, who head to the Stade de France on the back of a surprise 27-22 win over Ireland.


France starting XV: Scott Spedding, Noa Nakaitaci, Remi Lamerat, Gael Fickou, Virimi Vakatawa, Camille Lopez, Baptiste Serin; Cyril Baille, Guilhem Guirado (captain), Uini Atonio, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Yoann Maestri, Loann Goujon, Kevin Gourdon, Louis Picamoles.

Replacements: Christopher Tolofua, Rabah Slimani, Xavier Chiocci, Julian Le Devedec, Damien Chouly, Maxime Machenaud, Jean-Marc Doussain, Yoann Huget



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