Fabien Galthié has made nine changes to the French XV for the match against Wales. Fullback Thomas Ramos will slip at the opening and give way to the young n°15 from Stade Français Léo Barré.

The suspension of center Jonathan Danty (4 weeks for his expulsion following a high tackle) and the injury of fly-half Matthieu Jalibert led to a remodeling of the three-quarter line. Grégory Alldritt, injured in the leg against Scotland (20-16), and winger Louis Bielle-Biarrey regain their starting place.