Five months after rounding off a disappointing Six Nations with a scrappy win over Italy in Rome, Brunel, who named his World Cup 31 back in June, has opted to give Test debuts against Scotland to winger Alivereti Raka and back row Francois Cros.
FRANCE: Médard; Penaud, Fofana, Fickou, Raka; Lopez, Dupont; Alldritt, Ollivon, Cros, Vahaamahina, Gabrillagues, Slimani, Chat, Poirot (capt). Reps: Mauvaka, Priso, Steniao, Lambey, Picamoles, Serin, Ntamack, Ramos.
SCOTLAND: Hogg; Graham, Jones, Taylor, McGuigan; Hastings, Price; Strauss, Ritchie, Barclay, Gilchrist, Toolis, Berghan, McInally (capt), Bhatti. Reps: Turner, Reid, Fagerson, Cummings, Fagerson, Horne, Hutchinson, Kinghorn.
Referee: N Owens (Wales).
— France Rugby (@FranceRugby) August 15, 2019
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