France coach Marc Lievremont has named an inexperienced half-back pairing of Francois Trinh-Duc and Morgan Parra for the showdown with England on Saturday. Scrum-half Parra makes his first Test start, replacing the injured Jean-Baptiste Elissalde, while fly-half Trinh-Duc is preferred to David Skrela. The other changes are number eight Louis Picamoles starts his first Test with Romain Millo-Chluski coming in at lock, Julien Bonnaire moves to the blind-side with Fulgence Ouedraogo on the bench.
Forwards:Faure (Sale), Szarzewski (Stade Francais), Mas (Perpignan), Nallet (Castres, capt), Millo-Chluski, Dusautoir (both Toulouse), Bonnaire (Clermont-Auvergne), Picamoles (Montpellier)
Backs: Parra (Bourgoin), Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), Clerc (Toulouse), Traille (Biarritz), Marty (Perpignan), Rougerie (Clermont Auvergne), Heymans (Toulouse).
Replacements: Servat (Toulouse), J-B Poux (Toulouse), Pape (Stade Francais), Ouedraogo (Montpellier), Yachvili (Biarritz), Skrela (Stade Francais), Floch (Clermont Auvergne).