France have recalled captain Thierry Dusautoir from injury for the second rugby Test against the Wallabies in Melbourne.
France have recalled inspirational captain Thierry Dusautoir for Saturday’s second rugby Test against the Wallabies in Melbourne.
Dusautoir is one of 10 changes to the French starting line-up following last Saturday’s 50-23 hiding by Australia in Brisbane.
Les Bleus’ skipper is joined in the team by flyhalf Remi Tales and giant centre Mathieu Bastareaud, who both sat out last weekend’s loss after a late arrival in Australia following the French Top 14 domestic rugby final.
Props Alexandre Menini and Rabah Slimani have been named along with Yannick Nyanga and fullback Brice Dulin.
Morgan Parra has also been selected at halfback following his 10-minute cameo off the bench at Suncorp Stadium where he scored one try and had a hand in another.
Louis Picamoles has been named on the bench with Damien Chouly retaining the No.8 spot with the French making 13 changes in all for the second Test.
French team for second Test:
Alexandre Menini, Guilhem Guirado, Rabah Slimani, Alexandre Flanquart, Yoann Maestri, Yannick Nyanga, Thierry Dusautoir (capt), Damien Chouly, Morgan Parra, Remi Tales, Maxime Medard, Wesley Fofana, Mathieu Bastareaud, Yoann Huget, Brice Dulin.
Res: Brice Mach, Thomas Domingo, Nicolas Mas, Bernard Le Roux, Louis Picamoles, Antoine Burban, Frederic Michalak, Remi Lamerat.