France team v Ireland

France have made two changes to their side for Saturday’s RBS Six Nations match against defending champions Ireland in Paris, both changes are because of injuries.

Vincent Clerc of Toulouse and Brive’s Alexis Palisson come in on the wings following injuries to Aurelien Rougerie and Benjamin Fall against Scotland.

Vincent Clerc
Vincent Clerc
Alexis Palisson
Alexis Palisson

There is one change on the bench, prop Sylvain Marconnet takes over from Luc Ducalcon, who was also injured in the win at Murrayfield.

Team

Clement Poitrenaud (Toulouse); Vincent Clerc (Toulouse), Mathieu Bastareaud (Stade Francais), Yannick Jauzion (Toulouse), Alexis Palisson (Brive); Francois Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), Morgan Parra (Clermont); Thomas Domingo (Clermont), William Servat (Toulouse), Nicolas Mas (Perpignan), Lionel Nallet (Racing Metro), Pascal Pape (Stade Francais), Thierry Dusautoir (capt, Toulouse), Fulgence Ouedraogo (Montpellier), Imanol Harinordoquy (Biarritz).
Replacements: Dimitri Szarzewski (Stade Francais), Sylvain Marconnet (Stade Francais), Julien Pierre (Clermont), Julien Bonnaire (Clermont), Frederic Michalak (Toulouse), David Marty (Perpignan), Julien Malzieu (Clermont).

FRANCE v IRELAND Stade de France Saturday, 13 February Kick-off: 1630 GMT