France make two changes for Ireland clash

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France have made two changes for their rearranged Six Nations clash with Ireland this Sunday in the Stade de France.

Toulouse’s Clément Poitrenaud is recalled to the starting 15 in place of Maxime Medard at full-back, who suffered a knee injury in the win over Scotland last weekend.

The other change sees Julien Bonnaire come into the side for Louis Picamoles in the back row. The change means that Bonnaire will start at flanker, with Imanol Harinordoquy moving to number eight.

France team in full
15 C Poitrenaud 14 V Clerc 13 A Rougerie 12 W Fofana 11 J Malzieu 10 F Trinh-Duc 9 M Parra 1 J-B Poux 2 D Szarzewski 3 N Mas 4 P Pape 5 Y Maestri 6 T Dusautoir (captain) 7 Julien Bonnaire 8 I Harinordoquy

Replacements: 16 W Servat 17 V Debaty 18 L Nallet 19 J Bonnaire 20 J Dupuy 21 L Beauxis 22 M Mermoz

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