To obtain the holding of six tests (instead of three), the president of the FFR, Bernard Laporte, had to make concessions to his counterpart in the League, Paul Goze.
No more than three match sheets per player.
The coach therefore said goodbye to twenty players last Sunday, the evening of Scotland-France, to rebuild a selection in a hurry.
We are starting from zero,
" said Fabien Galthié, fatalist but not resigned.
It is therefore an experimental XV of France who will appear on the lawn of the Stade de France on Saturday (9 p.m.).
With eleven novices (including five starters), unexpected returns (Dulin, Danty) and a new captain, Baptiste Serin.
Focus on four holders.
How the XV of France became a great team again
● Pesenti to hit hard
In a completely revamped pack (the eight holders and the usual substitutes have all exhausted their credit), which will accumulate ... 13 small selections at kick-off, Baptiste Pesenti, the solid second-row from Pau (1.95 m, 120 kg ) will make his debut for the French team.
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