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France Make One Change To Starting XV For England Battle In Paris

France have made one change to their starting XV for the visit of England to the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday evening.

The out-half conundrum looks set to continue as Jacques Brunel has now opted to start Francois Trinh-Duc in the pivotal 10 jersey in the eagerly-anticipated clash against England.

Lionel Beauxis, who started last time out in France’s victory over Italy, is named on the bench to accommodate Trinh-Duc.

Elsewhere, it is as you were, with Mathieu Basteraud lining up at 13 and France will be hoping he can have the same devastating effect against England that he did against Italy two weeks ago.

England have named Ben Te’o at 13 as Jones look to have a more physical presence to deal with the threat of the French man.

England go into this fixture needing a win to keep their hopes of a third successive Six Nations championship alive and they will know what they need to do by the time they kick-off because Ireland’s game against Scotland precedes their Saturday evening match.


The Ireland vs England Legends game can be watched for free exclusively on Pundit Arena TV.

WHEN: Friday, 16th March 2018, 19:30

WHERE: Twickenham Stoop, London, UK

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email seanmc@punditarena.com or on Twitter