France host Ireland this Sunday in the rearranged game from the cancellation in February. The match which kicks off in the Stade de France on Sunday, 4 March at: 1500 GMT and is live on BBC One. Sees France making two changes, one through injury as Clement Poitrenaud comes in for the injured Maxime Medard at full-back while Julien Bonnaire replaces Louis Picamoles in the back row. The latter change sees Imanol Harinordoquay move from the flank to 8 and Picamoles move to the bench.
Declan Kidney meanwhile has kept faith and left Ireland unchanged for the match which we see as a home win. Both teams will only have a short recovery before the next full round of Six Nations commence over the weekend of 10/11 March, so making it hard on the players recovery time. However they are both fortunate to be at home France against the improving England and Ireland against Scotland.
France: Clement Poitrenaud; Vincent Clerc, Aurelien Rougerie, Wesley Fofana, Julien Malzieu; François Trinh-Duc, Morgan Parra; Jean-Baptiste-Poux, Dimiti Szarzewski, Nicolas Mas; Pascal Pape, Yoann Maestri; Thierry Dusautoir, Julien Bonnaire, Imanol Harinordoquy.
Replacements: William Servat, Vincent Debaty, Lionel Nallet, Louis Picamoles, Julien Dupuy, Lionel Beauxis, Maxime Mermoz
Ireland: R Kearney; T Bowe, K Earls, G D’Arcy, A Trimble; J Sexton, C Murray; C Healy, R Best, M Ross; D O’Callaghan, P O’Connell; S Ferris, S O’Brien, J Heaslip.
Replacements: S Cronin, T Court, D Ryan, P O’Mahony, E Reddan, R O’Gara, F McFadden.